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E. M. White Library: About Us


                            The E.M. White Library uses the Library of Congress Classification System to determine where books are shelved.

Reference Collection: The reference collection houses biblical commentaries, encyclopedias and other essential reference materials. Excerpts from reference items may be copied or scanned, but may not be checked out or taken from the library.

Circulating Book Stacks

  • Basement: Bound periodicals, Black Church Studies Collection, Rare Books, Archives
  • 1st floor: D800 -- ZA9999
  • 2nd floor: BT1200 -- D799
  • 3rd floor (main floor): BR563 -- BT1199
  • 4th floor: A1 -- BR520

Black Church Studies: This collection includes materials related to the Black Church in the following areas: history, theology, biblical studies, denominational studies, religious education, civil rights, and justice issues.

Bound Journals and Magazines (current issues are located in the Reference Room)

Rare Books: This location houses DMin projects, faculty publications, etc. Closed to public.

Archives: Closed to public


The following call numbers are useful for browsing the collection.

  • E.M. White Library uses the Library of Congress Classification System to organize books in the library.
    • BR 1 - 1725 Christianity
    • BS 1- 2970 The Bible
    • BT 10-1480 Doctrinal Theology
    • BV 5-30 Worship
    • BV 4200-4317 - Homiletics
    • BV 4485 - 5099 - Practical Religion, Christian Life
    • BX 1 - 9999 - Christian Denominations
    • HN - 1-995 Social History, social problems
    • HQ  1-2044 - Family, Marriage, Women
    • HV  40-4630 - Social Services
    • RC 475-569 - Therapy, Personality Disorders

New Resources

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What's New at the Library? Find new books, electronic packages, etc. at our New Resources page.

Online Collections