Starting around noon today, the library catalog (WorldCat) and databases became inaccessible due to an error with our library vendor’s servers (OCLC). Our circulation software has also been affected so that books cannot currently be renewed online. We are still able to check books in and out at the front circulation desk, but we will not be able to provide account updates about fees. We are aware of these problems and have contacted OCLC about the access issues.
We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience and trust that access will be returned within a few hours. We will issue an update when normal operation of our systems has been restored.
Thank you for your understanding and patience!
If you are experiencing issues using links to materials on the Ministry Matters database (such as The New Interpreter’s Bible, or Abingdon Biblical Commentaries), you are not alone!
We are currently experiencing a problem with the way OCLC is configuring the proxy link for this database and we are working with them to resolve this issue.
While this issue is being fixed, you can still access the New Interpreter’s Bible, and all of the other resources on the Ministry Matters database, through the database page on the Fuller library website at library.fuller.edu. Once on the Fuller website main page, follow the steps below:
- Click the Databases button.
- If desired, sort databases by topic, such as theology and religion.
- Scroll down to the Ministry Matters icon (the list is alphabetical). Click on it.
- Proceed to login, using your Fuller ID for remote access if prompted.
Students on Fuller’s campus can also try accessing the database through this direct link
If you are specifically looking for the New Interpreter’s Bible or Abingdon commentaries, they are both located under the Biblical Commentaries tab as seen below:
If you are still having problems accessing Ministry Matters (or any other eresource) do not hesitate to contact the library at firstname.lastname@example.org
We thank you all for your patience as this issue is being resolved!
This week, dedicated electronic resources help will be available at the Hubbard
library front desk and online during the following hours:
Monday 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Wednesday 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Thursday 10:00 pm – 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
(All times are pacific standard time.)
To request help online, please email email@example.com, or click the
“Ask a librarian” tab on the Fuller library home page for live chat assistance.
Live chat will be available during posted hours, but you are welcome to email
firstname.lastname@example.org at any time for help troubleshooting or accessing all of our
electronic databases, e-journals, e-books, or web resources.
Hello Fuller community!
My name is Timothy Grasso and I will now be serving in the David Allan Hubbard Library as our new Electronic Resources Generalist. I will have the pleasure of working with the Electronic Resources Librarian, Daniell Whittington, in maintaining library website functionality and content, facilitating student and faculty access to e-resources, and contributing to e-resource collection development.
Next week, I will be announcing dedicated e-resource help desk hours! This will provide me with more opportunity to help, both in-person and online, with any e-resource access or functionality questions you may have.
I am excited about this new position, and I look forward to working with you to improve your Fuller library experience soon!