IWS and Northern Seminary have partnered to bring you a wealth of resources. For a yearly fee, IWS students can gain access to Northern’s collection and electronic resources. Contact the IWS library to sign up.
Current IWS students and faculty are granted access and borrowing privileges at the Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary campuses subject to GCTS library policies, at no charge. These privileges allow IWS students to borrow up to six books for up to three weeks from the GCTS libraries. Students will need to provide valid identification. Students may wish to plan their January and June IWS schedules to include library time at GCTS; IWS can connect you with a Gordon-Conwell librarian to discuss their current hours.
UNF will provide borrowing privileges to students of IWS, to allow the checkout of up to 10 items at a time with unlimited renewals (maximum one year loan) from the circulating collections. Interlibrary loan privileges and off-site access to licensed electronic resources are not included, but IWS students may access electronic databases through “public walk-up” computers at UNF. There is a fee to obtain UNF library access; contact the IWS library for more information. Students may waish to include travel to UNF in their plans for each January and June session to take advantage of this partnership.
Local Seminaries, Universities and Colleges
Students are encouraged to explore what resources are available to them at schools near their homes. Often a wealth of information can be obtained at little or no cost.
Public library ILL
If a student desires a specific work they are having difficulty in finding, an Interlibrary Loan through their local public library may be of some help. Public libraries often have access to national networks of libraries, and many hard-to-find books.
Public Library Electronic Resources
Some states provide all public library patrons with access to electronic databases that would otherwise be costly for individual patrons. For example, the state of Florida provides access to hundreds of journals through their public library system, and these resources are available online at no additional cost. Find out what you’re already paying for in your state!