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ECC Library

The ECC Library is a Christian lending library for our members, friends, and visitors, containing of hundreds of books and audiovisual materials.

Mission | Library Hours | Browse the Collection | Get a Library Card | Check Out | Volunteer |
Reading Lists

Recommendations


God Entranced Vision of All Things
Love his theology or hate it, Jonathan Edwards is undoubtedly one of the most influencial figures in American Evangelicalism. This book gives insights into his life, theology and legacy.

The Community of Jesus
Evangelicals have been accused of having a deficient doctrine of the church. This collection of essays is a good place to start thinking about the nature and mission of the church.

The Gospel in a Pluralistic Society
Bishop Newbigin’s insights into western society and how the gospel becomes convincing in the our pluralistic context. Challenging but very rewarding read.

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Mission

The mission of the ECC Library is to equip, edify, and encourage Christian believers as they work out their faith. The library supports the ministry and mission of the church by helping believers to remain grounded in their understanding of God, live out their faith, effectively serve in the life of the congregation, reach out to the community, and use their leisure time in a wholesome manner. You are invited to visit the library and check out materials of interest to you.

Library Hours

Browse and check out materials on your own, anytime the church is open (Sunday mornings; Monday – Friday 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM). Library workers will be available on Sunday mornings after each worship service to assist with checking out and locating materials. to Top

Browse the Collection

Browse the collection online through the Library Catalog.

Get a Library Card

You need a library card to check out materials. You can apply for a library card in one of two ways:
1. Fill out the online Library Card Signup Form.
2. Fill out a printed Library Card Signup Form, found next to the checkout station in the library.

New cards should be available within a week. Your card will be stored in the library in an alphabetical file for your use, though you may take it out and keep it if you wish.

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Check Out Materials

Check out materials with a library card or library card number:

  1. Open the Library Self-Service. If the computer station is not already logged in, a library volunteer will assist.
  2. Scan the back of your library card containing the barcode, using the barcode reader at the computer station. Confirm that your name appears. You may alternatively type in your barcode number.
  3. Scan the barcode on the back of the book or audiovisual item, in the upper-left corner. The title and due date of the item should appear, indicating it is checked out to you.
  4. All materials are due in three weeks.
  5. Within a week’s time, you should receive a transaction email detailing what you have checked out and when the material is due.

Renew Materials

Books and audio-visual materials may be renewed by a Library Volunteer after services on Sundays. Alternatively, an email may be sent to the Librarian at ecclibrarybloomington@gmail.com to request renewal.

Overdue Materials

All materials are due three weeks from the checkout date. Patrons will be notified by email if materials are overdue and will be expected to return them as soon as possible.

If You Lose an Item

Patrons are responsible for replacing lost materials checked out to them. If an item has been lost, please contact a library volunteer or email the Librarian at ecclibrarybloomington@gmail.com.

If You Want to Donate

Donations of new or gently used materials are welcome. You may be place them in the donation box in the library area or give them to the Library Director. Please indicate your email or phone and name with your donated materials. If it is decided that a donated item does not fit well with the collection, it will be passed on to other ministries or otherwise disposed of. Monetary gifts are welcome. If you have a preference regarding the use of your gift, please get in touch with the Library Director.

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Volunteer

The Library Committee needs volunteers to staff the library desk and assist patrons on Sunday mornings, help check in materials, and aid the committee in the upkeep of our collection. To get involved, contact the Librarian at ecclibrarybloomington@gmail.com.
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Recommended Reading Lists

Missions/Mission Biographies: Pick up a copy of the books below from the church library – Walk in their shoes and learn about a God who called all nations to Himself and does so by using flawed, but humble, faithful servants like the ones in the stories below.  These true stories will not only inspire you but also challenge you to allow God to work through you in the community where he has placed you. See the full list.

Christmas Reading for Families: We encourage you to carve out time during Advent to curl up by the fire or at bedtime and enjoy reading some of these Christmas favorites with your children or grandchildren. The books on this list are all available at the ECC library.  Stop by and find out about our children’s reading reward program.

Faith and Science: We have put together a great reading list of books in the ECC Library relating to Faith and Science. Some books deal with the topic broadly, others engage specific topics where faith and science converge. Stop by the Library and check one out. See the full list.

Grief: The loss of a loved one – parent, spouse, child, trusted friend – is incredibly difficult. If you’re walking through grief, the ECC Library has put together some very helpful reading resources, all available in the Library. See the full list.