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.

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 



Monday, Tuesday, Thursday


7:00 a.m.–10:00 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.



10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.


Saturday: Closed 





Sunday: Closed





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

Online Catalog
You may now search the Faith library holdings by accessing our online catalog.



Dr. Paul Hartog


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.

Paul Hartog, Ph.D.


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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+)



Microfiche (4,300+)   


Flashcard stories



Flannelgraph figures



Sunday School materials

Overhead transparencies



Electronic Media  

Britannica Online*





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


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



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.


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Major Renovation Project

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