Bible schools & college libraries

Colleges and Bible schools are teaching the leaders of the future. Students have precious time to study and to grow in their Biblical knowledge.

Bible schools often need practical texts, while theological colleges have a requirement for more scholarly and exegetical titles. In these cases we generally correspond with the librarian in order to identify their requirements.

New libraries can require significant quantities to meet the needs of their students, with books for reference and borrowing.

Well-established libraries may have dated stock and series of books with missing volumes.

College library Russia

The need

  • Students need access to specialist resources
  • College lecturers and teachers need higher level texts to prepare their lesson plans
  • With staff turnover, quality college resources enable continuity of approach
  • There is a need for larger collections to ensure the needs of all students are met

College library Far East

Our response

  • We liaise with the Bible school and college librarians to identify their requirements:
  • We help to target specific books for particular courses
  • We will usually ship books in bulk quantities to minimise costs
  • Often pre-loved books from retiring ministers in the UK find a new lease of life in school or college libraries

Happy students Africa


  • Students have sufficient access to books and resources for their particular courses of study

  • A wider range of books can be provided for temporary use

  • A larger collection is made available for students which should fulfill the colleges' needs for many years to come

"We are so grateful for this gift of books which are of tremendous value to our library and a great blessing to those that read them. Many of our members have told us of the life changing experiences they go through when reading them."

Nugegoda, Colombo

Pre-loved books

Our second hand book collection is the perfect solution when responding to the needs of college libraries.

In the UK, retiring ministers and Christians downsizing their homes often give us their collections. Knowing that they are going to a 'good home' makes it easier to part with them.

We regularly send our pre-loved books spreadsheet, complete with the titles and authors of the books, to colleges and Bible schools. Here, the librarians check the books on the internet by browsing reviews and summaries and then let us know which titles will be of use.

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