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Partner Libraries - Reciprocal Borrowing: ACL *Association of Christian Libraries

A guide explaining reciprocal borrowing privileges for students & visiting scholars

In-person borrowing privileges to authorized patrons from other ACL institutions. Patrons, including faculty, students, and staff, have reciprocal access to the physical collections of participating Christian institutions

Member Schools

2021 Participating Libraries:

Asbury University - Wilmore, KY
Ascent College - Gainesville, VA
Baptist Bible College & Theological Sem. - Springfield, MO
Biola University - La Mirada, CA
Boise Bible College - Boise, ID
Bryan College - Dayton, TN
Calvary University - Kansas City, MO
Carolina College of Biblical Studies - Fayetteville, NC
Carolina University - Winston Salem, NC
Carver Baptist Bible College & Sem. - Kansas City, MO
Central Christian College of the Bible - Moberly, MO
Clarks Summit University - Clarks Summit, PA
College of Biblical Studies Houston - Houston, TX 
Columbia International University - Columbia, SC
Cornerstone University - Grand Rapids, MI
Covenant Theological Seminary - St. Louis, MO
Crandall University -  Moncton, NB Canada
Crown College - St. Bonifacius, MN
Dordt University - Sioux Center, IA
Emmanuel College - Franklin Springs, GA
Emmaus Bible College - Dubuque, IA
EPIC Bible College & Graduate School- Sacramento, CA
Faith Baptist Bible College & Theological Seminary - Ankeny, IA
Family of Faith University - Shawnee, OK
Grace Christian University - Grand Rapids, MI
Grace College & Seminary - Winona Lake, IN
Heartland Christian College - Newark, MO
Heritage Bible College - Dunn, NC
Heritage Christian University - Florence, AL
Hope International University - Fullerton, CA
Hosanna Bible College - Durham, NC
Hudson Taylor University - Suwanee, GA
Huntington University - Huntington, IN
Indiana Wesleyan University - Marion, IN
Johnson University - Knoxville, TN
Judson College - Marion, AL
Kentucky Christian University - Grayson, KY
Kingswood University - Sussex, NB Canada
Lancaster Bible College & Capital Seminary - Lancaster, PA
Life Pacific University - San Dimas, CA
Lincoln Christian University - Lincoln, IL
Luther Rice College & Seminary - Lithonia, GA
Lutheran Theological Seminary of Lenoir Rhyne - Columbia, SC
Mid-South Christian College - Memphis, TN
Nazarene Theological Seminary - Kansas City, MO
New Hope Christian College - Eugene, OR 
New Saint Andrews College - Moscow, ID
North Central University - Minneapolis, MN
Northeastern Seminary at Roberts Wesleyan - Rochester, NY
Northpoint Bible College - Haverhill, MA
Nyack College - Nyack, NY
Oklahoma Wesleyan University - Bartlesville, OK
Olivet Nazarene University - Bourbonnais, IL
Pacific Rim Christian University - Honolulu, HI
Point Loma Nazarene University - San Diego, CA
Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary - Grand Rapids, MI
Randall University - Moore, OK
Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies - Jacksonville, FL
Saint Louis Christian College - Florissant, MO
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College - Saint Mary of the Woods, IN
San Diego Christian College - Santee, CA
Simpson University - Redding, CA
Southern California Seminary -  El Cajon, CA
Southern Evangelical Seminary - Matthews, NC
Southern Nazarene University - Bethany, OK
Southwestern Assemblies of God University - Waxahachie, TX
Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary - Fort Worth, TX
Texas Lutheran  University - Seguin, TX 
The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology - Seattle, WA
Trinity College of Florida - Trinity, FL
Trinity International University - Deerfield, IL
Trinity School for Ministry - Ambridge, PA
Truett McConnell University - Cleveland, GA
Underwood University - Suwanee, GA
Welch College - Gallatin, TN
Wesley Biblical Seminary - Ridgeland, MS


How to Borrow

Borrower obtains a signed Authorization Form from the home library to receive borrowing privileges from a participating library. Currently employed faculty and staff and currently enrolled students in good standing are eligible. The home library has the authority to issue or deny this privilege. Borrower takes the signed Authorization Form along with a photo ID to a participating library. Privileges and loan periods are determined by the lending library and may vary from those of the borrower’s home institution. Borrower returns materials to the lending library by the requested due date and pays any applicable fines and fees for late, lost, or damaged materials as determined by the lending library

Lending Procedures

Lending library collects Authorization Form and any additional contact information needed from the borrowing patron in order to create a library record for the patron. Lending library provides the patron with a due date and the applicable circulation/fines policies. Lending library communicates directly with patron regarding overdue/replacement fees.

Borrowing Privileges

As an Reciprocal Patron you can borrow:

  • Up to 10 items at a time
  • Books check out for 14 days, with 1 renewal.
  • DVDs 14 day checkouts with 1 renewal.
  • Kits 14 days (may have an extended borrowing time with approval)