Faith Library

LibrayGirlMission Statement
The John L. Patten Library provides professors and students of Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary with the information resources necessary for teaching and research.

History
Our Library is named in honor of our former president, John L. Patten, who was president of our institution from 1947-1965. Dr. Patten served as a member of the faculty unitl 1975.

 

 

Hours of Operation

 

 

School Year 

 

Summer* 

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday

 

7:00 a.m.–10:30 p.m.

 

Monday–Thursday: 7:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Wednesday, Friday

 

7:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

 

Friday: 8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Saturday    

 

10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

 

Saturday: Closed 

Sunday

 

Closed 

 

Sunday: Closed

 

 

 

 

*Any change in summer hours will be posted
on the entrance to the library

Staff

Dr. John Hartog II

 

Head Librarian

Karen Houghton 

 

Head of Technical Services

Amy Kramer

 

Interlibrary Loan Coordinator

 A Note from Our Head Librarian
The John L. Patten Library provides professors and students of Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary with the information resources necessary for teaching and research. In order to accomplish this goal, the library staff selects, maintains, and accesses print, audio, video, electronic, and other information materials inside the library. The library staff enables professors and students to locate these information materials on their own and is prepared to assist as needed. The library staff also accesses information resources from outside the library through its interlibrary loan services and through its catalog of online resources. If you have any information needs or questions about the library, please ask one of our staff members for assistance. We are here to serve you.

John Hartog II, Th.D., D.Min.

 

Resources
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Print
        
Books (69,000+ volumes)
        Pamphlets (5,200+)
        Periodicals (395+ titles)
        Periodical indexes
            • Christian Periodical Index
            • Education Index
            • Guide to Social Science and Religion
               in Periodical Literature
            • Readers Guide to Periodical Literature
            • Religion Index One: Periodicals
            • Religious and Theological Abstracts
            • Southern Baptist Periodical Index
            • Subject Index to Selected Periodical Literature (Dallas Subject Periodical Index)
           • Guide to Social Science & Religion in Periodical Literature*

 

Audio Visual    

Video recordings (2,000+)

                 

Object lessons

Audio recordings(4,800+)

                 

Pictures

Microfiche (4,300+)   

                 

Flashcard stories

Slides

                 

Flannelgraph figures

Maps

                 

Sunday School materials

Overhead transparencies

                 

 

Electronic Media  

Britannica Online*

             

Gramcord

EBSCOhost*

             

Logos Library System

OCLC FirstSearch Database* 

             

Greek Tutor

Vick Library Index

             

Hebrew Tutor

PC Study Bible

             

Theological Journal Library

BibleWorks 6

               

* only available when on campus

Equipment    

Personal computers with Internet access and printers

             

Overhead projectors

Disks, CD-Rs, and transparencies available for purchase

             

Slide projectors

Photocopy machine: black/white (4¢) color (10¢)

             

CD burner

Microfiche reader

             

Scanners

Video players

             

Laminator (50¢ per foot)

DVD Player

              16mm film projectors

Cassette recorders 

              CD/cassette player


Area pastors and residents may secure library privileges by applying at the Patten Library.
 
Click here to request interlibrary loan materials.

Chapel and Conference Messages

chapelspeakerThe daily chapels at Faith feature challenging messages from Faith faculty members, pastors, missionaries, and Bible teachers. The annual Bible Conference, Missions Conference, and Walton Lecture Series bring well known pastors and teachers to our campus.

Click here to listen to or download these messages from our chapel services and conferences.

News

Board Engaged with Possible Candidate for President

The Presidential Search Committee is pleased to share that we are engaged with a possible candidate for the office of president. Read More

Terry Waltersdorf Receives Recognition

Terry Waltersdorf, Faith's dining services director, was recently honored for his outstanding work in the college food service industry. Read More

Central Seminary Honors Houghtons

Central Baptist Theological Seminary recently honored Drs. George and Myron Houghton with honorary doctorates. Read More

Alumni Association Honors Two Individuals

The Faith Alumni Association honored Sandi Nihart and John Javaux with Alumnus of the Year awards. Read More

Four Employees Honored with Service Awards

Pat Duer, Sally McFarling, David Stout, and Melody Mains honored with service awards. Read More