A Note from the Director of Library Services

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.

Vision: “The Patten Library aspires to assist and promote the scholarly pursuit and perceptive application of information, with both efficiency and excellence.”

Mission: “The Patten Library provides the Faith community with the information resources necessary for teaching, learning, and research. The library selects, maintains, and organizes print, audio, video, electronic, and other information materials. The staff members support the access and retrieval of both campus and off-site resources, and they assist with information literacy instruction.”

—Paul Hartog (M.L.I.S., Ph.D.), Director of Library Services

Hours of Operation

School Year Hours

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  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Friday: 7:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Sunday: closed

Summer Hours

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  • Monday–Thursday: 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Saturday–Sunday: closed

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

Helpful Links

*For off-campus access (for Faith students, staff, and faculty), please contact the library.

Request Interlibrary Loan

Please select which type of interlibrary loan you would like to request.

Questions? We would love to help!
Please contact us:
Phone: 515.964.0601 ext 253

EBSCO Tutorial Video

Gale Resources Tutorial Video