This is not your grandfather's library! Unlike libraries in your grandfather's day, food and drink are allowed in this library. Talking is also allowed, although we ask you to be considerate of those around you who are studying. We like people to be comfortable so feel free to take your shoes off and curl up with a book, magazine, or laptop computer in one of the cushioned chairs in the study area where we offer the best scenic view on campus! If you happen to fall asleep, no problem
The primary way to obtain information in our library research page. From this page you can access our library online catalog, millions of full-text journal articles, thousands of full-text books, extensive world-wide news sources, and much more. This web page can be accessed from anywhere. The amount of information available thorough this site is massive and overwhelming, so please don't hesitate to ask one of the librarians for help. That's a big part of what we're here for!
Library Resources and Services
2 Computer labs
One of our labs has 15 computers using Windows. The other one has 15 Mac computers. All computers are connected to the campus network and the internet.
60+ electronic indexes
In addition to religious indexes like the Christian Periodical Index and Religion Index One, the library has access to dozens of indexes and full text databases.
Over 15,000 full-text periodicals
See the "A-Z List of Crown Journals" link on our library web page for the complete list.
200+ hard copy journals
The library has over 90,000 volumes of books videos, DVD's, CD's, and ebooks cataloged in our online catalog, plus 25,000 e-books that are not in the online catalog (e-brary), and about 70,000 volumes in micro-form, for a total of approximately 185,000 volumes.
Listening and video rooms
Three listening/viewing rooms are available for viewing videos, DVD's or for listening to CD's.
The curriculum lab is intended primarily for use by the Teacher Education Department.
The children's collection is intended primarily for use by the Teacher Education department but is also available for children of Crown College patrons.
Popular fiction collection
The library has a special collection of popular fiction from Christian and secular authors. Some of the Christian authors include Lori Wick, Janette Oke, Gilbert Morris, Bodie Thoene, Michael Phillips and Judith Pella and many more.
Free interlibrary loans
For resources not available at Crown College, the library has access to literally millions of books and articles through our interlibrary loan service. There is no charge for this service but it usually takes a week to 10 days for delivery so you will need to plan ahead.
Camcorders for assignments
TV / VCR / DVD units for assignments
Virtually every book printed in the U.S. from 1639-1812 in micro-card format
The library owns the complete Evans and Shaw-Shoemaker collections on micro-cards. These collections contain virtually everything printed in the United States from 1639-1812--an incredible wealth of information for historical research with authors like Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, Jonathan Edwards, John Wesley and thousands of others.