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Library Collections

Regular library materials occur in several collections. All are listed in the library catalog.  Please check our floor plan to see where books are physically located.

  • Reference books on the first floor are a great place to start your research. Dictionaries, encyclopedias, lists, and other study tools abound. The Atlas collection is here as well. These books cannot be checked out and must be used in the library.
  • Reserve items on short-term checkout are kept behind the front desk -- ask there!
  • The Main books on the second floor (call numbers A-N) and third floor (call numbers P-Z) comprise most of the library's collections.
  • The Youth collection on the first floor is a reading collection of children's books.
  • Our Ellen White books are on the tirst floor in the wood cases near the Reference books.
  • Recent New York Times bestsellers can be found with our New Books at the back of the reading room.
  • Oversize books, too large for regular library shelves, are on the third floor.
  • Movies and audio material are in the Video/DVD, and Audio/CD shelves on the first floor behind the reference books.
  • A small collection of Honors books is available in the library reading room on the first floor.

Heritage Collections

The Heritage Center's Special Collections consists of books that are either rare, fragile or related to Seventh-day Adventism and to local history.

  • Heritage: Heritage Center - Seventh-day Adventist books and materials
  • Haddock: Haddock Collection of theological books
  • Old & Rare: Old and Rare materials

Items from these collections cannot be checked out and must be consulted in the Heritage Reading Room on the second floor.

McKee Curriculum Library

The Ruth King McKee Curriculum Library.on the second floor has resources for education students and Johnson County teachers. The collection includes current K-12 curricular materials as well as historical Adventist curricular resources. Education majors and faculty have card access to the Curriculum Library; other patrons should contact the library front desk.

The library holds all components of the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists integrated language arts program: Pathways. Many are available in the Curriculum Library, others in the Youth Collection on the first floor.