Library Partners

ACL Reciprocal Borrowing Program

This cooperative agreement through the Association of Christian Librarians
provides IWS students, staff and faculty with on-site borrowing privileges
at over 72 libraries at Christian seminaries, colleges and universities in
the U.S. Borrowers must obtain an Authorization Form from the IWS
Librarian to take to a participating library near their home. Privileges
must be renewed annually.

ATLA Reciprocal Borrowing Program

IWS participates in the ATLA Reciprocal Borrowing Program. This cooperative agreement enables IWS students, staff, and faculty to check out materials on site at over 125 participating libraries in the U.S. and Canada, free of charge. Borrowers must follow the rules of the participating library in their area to apply for lending privileges. The program does not include access to inter-library loan or off-site access to other libraries’ electronic resources.

The partnership between Northern Seminary’s Brimson Grow Library and IWS now falls under this ATLA Reciprocal Borrowing Program.

Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Library System

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 10 books for up to 4 weeks from the GCTS libraries. Students will need to provide valid identification, and call GCTS in advance to confirm that library staff are available to assist them with setting up an account.