eBook availability for Christian Theology : an Introduction

Please note that the ebook availability of the following title has been suspended until December.
  • McGrath, Alister E. 2011. Christian Theology : An Introduction. Fifth ed. Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom: Wiley-Blackwell.
We have contacted the content provider regarding the issue and found out that the title has been removed from the vendor and is no longer available for sale.
We have a non-linear access model with this title which is a perpetual access license. This model allows for unlimited concurrent access but has a set number of lending days per year, usually 325 days. The combined number of loan days per year cannot exceed the maximum days of use allotment. We are not able to purchase additional days since the title is not available for sale anymore.  Our loan days will renew on the anniversary of the purchase date. Unfortunately, this will happen later in the year since we’ve added the title in the month of December. Until then, access to the book is not available.

Apologies for any inconvenience this may have caused. The title is available for personal purchases through Amazon eTextbook or you may request parts of the book (2 chapters or 10% of the book, whichever is less) to be scanned through a Scan-on-Demand service.

Lastly, if you are on campus, you can check out the book in person for 2 hours at a time.

Alumni Access to EBSCO Databases

Hello Fuller Alumni Patrons!


Due to the vendor updates, you can now access EBSCO databases available for alumni access (EBSCO ebooks, ATLA Serials, Religion Collection, and Audiobook Collection) through our Library Services for Alumni: Electronic Resources page, where you will find a complete list of databases available for alumni patrons. Accessing them through other library sites such as the WorldCat item record page or the Database page may prevent you from viewing the full-text content. 

Please let us know if you have any questions by emailing us at lib-systems@fuller.edu. Thank you!

OCLC Experiencing Connectivity Issues

OCLC is experiencing intermittent, connectivity issues. They are working to restore stable access as quickly as possible.

Services that may be temporarily affected include – viewing your library account online, renewing books online, or searching the catalog.

We appreciate your patience and apologize for the inconvenience. Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.

Re-statement of the Library’s Access Policy

Please note, the Library’s access policy as stated on the front doors of the Library: “This is a private library for the use of the Fuller Theological Seminary community.” Also stated: “Students and staff should be prepared to present Fuller identification on request.”

As of Friday, February 19, 2016, the Library is re-stating and enforcing its access policies, and the Fuller Seminary security team will will be checking for Fuller Seminary identifications in accordance with the policy.

Members of the general public not associated with the Fuller Seminary community are welcome to fill out a Guest User Application for review concerning entry into the Library. Decisions stemming from the applications will be returned within 2-4 business days.

For more details about Fuller Seminary library users, authorized library card-holders, and the public, click here.

My Account Login Troubleshooting

The library has a new website and with that update we’ve also linked your Fuller ID web login to your library account for managing book checkout and holds (formerly accessed through your L# and it’s associated password.  So now you have one fewer login to remember.

The Problem

A few student, staff and faculty users are reporting that they are seeing a login error when attempting to sign into their library account.  They are seeing the following error.

“Oops! We’re Sorry. The login system failed with error:…”
Screen Shot 2016-01-07 at 12.30.33 PM
Linking up all these web services involves passing information back and forth between multiple databases. In this case, the information that is often the culprit is the current address Fuller has on file for you is either out of date, or simply needs to be edited and re-saved to trigger the system to see the change.
[ Update: 2-17-16] – If you are a non-degreed alumni (e.g. you completed classes but not a degree), unfortunately you do not have lifetime access to the library resources.  This fix will not work for you.  You can however access the Alumni Directory.

The Solution

The solution is to go into the “My Info” area on fuller.edu/students and edit the current address even if it is already correct, then re-save it.
1. Users can edit their info by going to http://fuller.edu/students   This path will work for staff and faculty as well.
2. click “My Info”
Screen Shot 2016-01-13 at 2.44.30 PM
3. click “Update Address(es) and Phone(s)”
Screen Shot 2016-01-13 at 2.39.44 PM
4. Click “Current” to edit your address.  Again, even if it is already correct.Screen Shot 2016-01-13 at 2.40.08 PM
5. Edit the address.  If your address is incorrect, update it.  If it’s correct, delete a line.  Click submit then edit it again to put the correct address back.  This will trigger the sync with the library system.
Screen Shot 2016-01-13 at 2.41.14 PM
6. Final Step: Wait 24 hours and try your login again.
The sync between “My Info” and the library runs overnight.

Still Need Help?

After you’ve completed these steps, if you still are unable to access your library account, please contact Tech Support: techsupport@fuller.edu.