The Main Collection is strong in biblical studies, church history, theology, ministry, psychology, and intercultural studies, and is located on two basement levels. It incorporates the Harrison-Ladd collection of biblical studies materials and the Dayton Collection of holiness and American church history materials.
Students, faculty, staff, alumni, and local pastors are able to check out Main Collection books.
The Reference Collection consists of bibliographies, encyclopedias and dictionaries, concordances, atlases, some directories, handbooks, and major commentary series. Located in the Max and Esther De Pree Reading Room, the Reference Collection is open to the Fuller community for browsing.
Reference materials may not be checked out.
Open-stack Spanish periodicals are located on the 3rd floor, and open-stack Asian language periodicals are located on the 2nd floor. Both are arranged alphabetically by title. The most recent issues of our print periodicals are available in the Virginia Weyerhaueser Reading Room on the first floor. Additional print periodicals are also located in the Archives, Special Collections, and Storage locations. These may be requested at the Circulation Desk. All of Fuller’s electronic journals are searchable through our eJournal app, Browzine. Journal titles in all formats are available through the online library catalog.
Periodicals do not circulate, but may be used and scanned in the library.
Darling Pacific Rim Collection
The Hugh and Hazel Darling Pacific Rim Collection consists of books written in Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, and Spanish. Asian language books from this collection are located on the 2nd floor. Those in the main portion of the collection may be checked out while those located in the reference portion do not circulate. Spanish language books are located on the 3rd floor and may also be checked out. Books about Pacific Rim countries, translations from Asian languages, and polyglot (multi-language) books are also located in the other collections.
The Integration Collection includes materials related to the integration of psychology and theology. It is located on Basement A of the David Allan Hubbard Library.
The Reserve Collection includes print books and media that are temporarily put on reserve for course use for a term. Please ask for these materials at the Circulation Desk.
The Media Collection includes various non-print, audio/visual materials such as software, DVDs, and music CDs. Cassette tapes and video tapes are in the catalog as separate collections. These items may be requested at the Circulation Desk and checked out to patrons for a 3 days period.
Dissertations & Theses
Dissertations and theses written by Fuller students are incorporated into the Main Collection. Newer works are located in ZZ, older works are classified by topic, and those written in Korean may be found in the Darling Pacific Rim Collection. Many theses are also available in microform. Some are available online through the Dissertations and Theses Global database by ProQuest. More help locating dissertations and theses is available via the dissertation LibGuide.
Special Collections include named collections of monographs such as the Robert H. Mitchell Hymnal Collection, Donald Dayton Collection, Charles Edwin Jones Collection, James Washington Collection, Charles Parham-V. Alex Bills Collection, and many others.
These books are in the closed stacks, and must be paged by the Circulation staff. They may be used in the library for 2 hours at a time. For access to materials in this collection, please inquire at the Circulation Desk.
The closed stacks hold less frequently used books and periodicals, building depth to the library’s research collection. Books in closed stacks are available for the usual loan period. Periodicals from closed stacks are for in-library use only and may not be checked out.
Rare Book Collection
The Fuller Seminary Rare Book Collection includes over 2,100 rare printed books, mostly printed before 1815, and is maintained by the Fuller Seminary Archives. Many of these titles can be browsed in our online catalog. The cornerstone of our rare book collection was the private theological library of founding faculty member Wilbur M. Smith. Use of the rare book collection is available by appointment only.
David du Plessis Archive
The David du Plessis Archive is housed in the David Allan Hubbard Library. More information is available on the website.
The David Allan Hubbard Library facilitates engaged learning by creating an environment conducive to intellectual and social interactions. This is accomplished through the collection, organization, preservation, and dissemination of materials and services by purchase or donation.