Logos Library occupies seven thousand square feet of space and has a collection of 47,000 books. Among which 15,000 are in Chinese and 32,000 in English. The library continues to expand its collection by working closely with the seminary faculty. The library catalog search is accessible through the seminary website and the English titles can be accessed by using OCLC WorldCat at http://newfirstsearch.oclc.org in our website. Through WorldCat, the library is also connected with a universal bibliographic network.
At Logos Library there is a special section for periodicals in which one hundred and thirty subscription periodicals in Chinese and English are either on display or stored. In the media section there are collections of videotapes, lectures on audiocassettes, Bible maps on transparencies, and instructional materials. Sections of display are reserved for doctoral dissertations and Sunday School materials. In the Bible tools section, the library provides many Bible study software such as Bible Works, Logos Digital Library System, PC Study Bible, Almega Chinese Bible Tools, and other computer programs for biblical studies. There are also research tools provided by the library through online digital database such as ATLA Religion Database/ALAS and ProQuest Research Libraries for faculty and students to obtain periodical summaries, indexes, and full-length articles.
Logos Library is a member of ATLA (American Theological Library Association) and SCATLA (Southern California Area Theological Library Association). Faculty and students of Logos can ask for book check out service from our library to other member libraries or check out books directly from other member libraries. Through the service of State-Wide California Electronic Library Consortium, Logos Library can choose suitable theological research digital database to provide wider and more versatile avenues of access to research resources for the seminary community.
Logos Library is open to all Logos faculty, staff, students, and alumni. Evangelical Formosan Churchˇ¦s ministers and ministers from the Greater Los Angeles Ministerial Fellowship are also welcome to use the library.
Logos Library is a vital part of Logos Evangelical Seminary in carrying out its
mission - cultivating pastors, ministers, and lay leaders in establishing a life-long habit of learning; responding to major theological developments; enriching church worship; reaching out to our community to promote peace and justice ˇV through an abundance of educational resources in theology and knowledge. It also seeks to meet the needs of theological research and mission endeavors of faculty, students, and Evangelical Formosan Churchˇ¦s ministers by adequately providing services in gathering, organizing, preserving, and interpreting library resources.
1. Actively procure Chinese library resources fitting Logos Seminaryˇ¦s curriculum and the mission of Evangelical Formosan Church.
2. Collect every library media required by seminary curriculum.
3. Continue to replenish English reference materials and update basic library
resources in Western theology.
4. Regularly eliminate torn, out-dated, old-fashioned library materials. Books being eliminated that are of research value will be sold to Logos faculty and students first.
5. Integrate library resources with application technology to strengthen the use of library collections.