Library Ministry

LIBRARY CATALOG

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New Items in Church Library, 1-1-17

New Items in Church Library, 2-5-17

New Items in Church Library 3-26-17

New Items in Church Library, 5-14-17

Come visit the church library!  Teaching a class or doing personal study?  Instead of buying an expensive book or DVD you might not use again, check it out of the library.

The library is located to the right as you enter the church narthex.

INTRODUCTION:

The church library contains a collection of books, DVD movies and instructional videos to serve the needs of the church family and guests.  Subject categories include Bible reference and Bible study, apologetics, and outreach.

HOW TO CHECK OUT YOUR OWN ITEM:

The library will usually be unmanned.  To check out any item, use the computer in the corner of the library.  Follow the instructions on the sign on top of the computer.  For a fuller introduction to all that the software can do, view the video walk-through (7:30).

LIBRARY FAQ:

Is our library catalog available on the Internet and, if so, what can I do there?
It is accessible from any computer or mobile device.  Find it here.

You can do all of the following from any computer: search on books and see their availability, reserve items, write reviews on items, see what items you currently have checked out, and renew those items.
CHECKING OUT AND CHECKING IN AN ITEM MUST BE DONE AT THE LIBRARY COMPUTER ONLY. 

Does the library charge fines for overdue items?
No.  We do not charge fines, but reminder emails will be sent when items become overdue.

What is the circulation period for items in the library?
For books  it is currently 2 weeks, for DVD’s it is one week Reference materials (marked REF on spine; dictionaries, commentaries, the like) are set not to circulate. 

I read a book I loved; is there a way to share my enthusiasm with others?
Our library software allows users to write reviews on items.  You have to log in to write a review.  Choose the “Write a review” link next to the title of the book and you will be prompted to log in.  Log in with first 3 letters of last name followed by first 3 letters of first name. 

What is the default username and password for logging into your account?
The default username and password is first 3 letters of last name followed by first 3 letters of first name. Username and password are exactly the same, but you can change it on the website if you wish.  This will be required whenever you check out an item at library computer or when you want to view your account or write a review on the website.

Do we take donations?
Yes; donations are very much appreciated.  We will want to evaluate the item, however, based on whether we already have the item, how it fits with our doctrinal positions at Covenant, and other matters (see vision statement)

How can I suggest a book or DVD be added to collection?
Email dvitalo@ix.netcom.com or see me in church.