Welcome to the Library
We are here to help you with learning how to be critical thinkers in understanding what sort of information you need for your research projects and how to find, evaluate, and cite that information. Thinking christianly means more than just reading the Bible, it is integrating all sorts of knowledge into a comprehensive and cohesive understanding of God’s story in the world.
If you need help finding books/documents/articles/general information on a particular topic, just click this link and fill out the jotform which will then be emailed to the librarian. The librarian will follow-up with you within 48hours.
If you need to access books from the library just click this link and find a time slot in the google calendar that is convenient for you – Ideally this would be with 24-hours notice.
The library on campus at Eternity comprises over 12,000 print resources. The print resources weigh heavily in Bible, Doctrinal Theology, and Practical Theology. You can search the catalog by title, author or subject fields. If you need assistance with your search please submit a research inquiry.
Any portion of a book in our catalog can be scanned and added to our database as a pdf. Just email your librarian with the title + author + page number/ chapter title.
Some tips for finding this information: Use Google Books or Amazon preview options to access a books table of contents. If the book looks helpful for your assignment/purpose you can request a pdf of a portion of the book – as long as Eternity owns a print copy.
Access the Eternity Library Catalog by following the link above.
Eternity has set aside one permanent copy of every title that is required for the curriculum offered. We are working diligently towards building online access to our course reserves. In the meantime – any portion of a book in our catalog can be scanned and added to our database as a pdf.
Just email your librarian (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the title + author + page number or chapter title. Or click the link to fill out a jotform with the required information.
Your librarian will be in contact with you about this file upload. The file will be uploaded to the resource page for the book in populi.
Eternity provides students with a subscription to full-text electronic articles and book reviews for 150 journals selected by leading religion scholars in the United States via the American Theological Library Associations database searchable through EBSCO.
login for EBSCO: ebcstudent and password: b!ble5
HOW-TO search and use the EBSCO database.
Eternity subscribes to the ProQuest Religion database which comprises full-text articles for 260 journals.
login for proquest: ebcstudent and password: welcomeebc
Other resources to consider:
In addition to the resources made available through the Eternity Library all students are highly encouraged to take full advantage of their local library. Depending on where you are located you will generally find multiple branches of both city and county public libraries offering a seeming infinite number of print and electronic resources.
**And even during ‘stay-at-home’ orders libraries that are closed have an option for registering for an e-card if you need one: LAPL is one example.
As an enrolled college student you might also consider reaching out to a college/university campus near you. Some colleges offer borrowing privileges to the local community. Your Librarian here at EBC would be willing to forge the connection for you if you have need.
World Cat connects you to the collections and services of more than 10,000 libraries worldwide. The great thing about this particular tool is you can search for an item that seems obscure and then request an ILL (inter-library-loan) to have it sent to a library near you. Essentially you search all of these 10K libraries in one search bar.