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Seminary Library

Establishment of the James White Library (JWL) in 1960 as the library for Andrews University brought together two of the major library resources of the Seventh-day Adventist Church -- the collection of early Adventist publications and source materials in the Emmanuel Missionary College library and the theological and reference library of the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary. JWL, therefore, has a collection history of well over 100 years; and this, together with its more recent acquisitions, makes it the major theological research library in the denomination.In order to best serve the interests of the Seminary, JWL has a separately designated reference and periodical collection located near the stacks that house the theological materials found in the B section according to Library of Congress Classification system. This is often referred to as the Seminary Library. However, items purchased with the Seminary materials budget are housed throughout the library, and Seminary students have unlimited access to all materials and services that are part of JWL.

To see the Seminary Library compares with other leading Theological Libraries, see comparison chart.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Seminary Library is to encourage and facilitate study and research in all areas related to religion. It primarily reflects a commitment to the Seventh-day Adventist world church as the leading theological library in the denomination, while supporting the curriculum of the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary and the research needs of the Seminary students and faculty. The Seminary Library also serves as a resource center for the wider scholarly community.

Location & Address

The Seminary Library Office is located on the main floor of James White Library off the Seminary Reference Area:

Seminary Library
James White Library
Andrews University
Berrien Springs, MI 49104-1400
Phone: (269) 471-3269
Fax: (269) 471-6166
E-mail: trobtsn@andrews.edu

Services

Theological Libraries Lectureship Series

Seminary Library Resources:
Religion and Theology Subject Guide

Important Seminary databases :
ATLA auonly
Religious and Theological Abstractsauonly
SDA Periodical Indexauonly

Staff

Terry Robertson
Seminary Librarian
M.A. New Testament, M.L.S.
Phone: (269) 471-3269
E-mail: trobtsn@andrews.edu

Policies & Documents

Seminary Collection Profiles[PDF-970K]
Seminary Resources Policy (January 2002)[PDF-297K]


Updated October 26, 2011