Comprised of nearly 10,000 volumes, the reference collection contains general tools frequently consulted in theological study: dictionaries, encyclopedias, directories, almanacs, atlases, and handbooks. It features a broad array of bibliographical resources, including indexing tools, union lists, catalogs of specialized libraries, and national, trade, and subject bibliographies. Increasing the richness and value of the collection is the inclusion of primary texts essential to the Christian tradition and a core collection of Biblical commentaries. Included as well are certain texts which are so comprehensive in their treatment of a subject and so well indexed that they function as reference tools. Reference books do not circulate and, if used outside of the reference area, must be returned to the reference reshelving cart when the patron leaves the library.
The reference staff is available to assist patrons during regular posted hours. The reference librarian, Kate Skrebutenas, may be reached by phone at 609.497.7933 or via email.