The Swanton Library is named after Rev Dr Robert Swanton who, after the organisation of the Theological Hall in 1975, was appointed Acting Principal until 1977 and Principal 1978-81. Coming out of retirement, Dr Swanton led the College for its first seven years. On his death in 1992 he left a generous legacy to the College to help fund the library and the work of the Reformed Theological Review which he helped to initiate.
The Swanton Library has a collection of around 37,000 items, with additional books constantly coming in through gift or purchase. The Library receives over 120 periodicals and has an extensive collection of e-books and DVDs. There is a constantly growing Chinese collection, including reference and general books, and ebooks and journals. All Chinese language titles can be searched on the library catalogue. Books are catalogued using the Pettee classification scheme.
Monetary donations are tax-deductible. The donation of theological books is always welcome. Contact the library for more information or simply bring books to the college. Donated books that are not needed for the library will be passed on freely to students – always a highlight of their college experience.
- Up to 15 books may be borrowed at a time, for a period of three weeks.
- Books may be renewed twice.
- Books are to be borrowed and returned through the self-service system at the entrance of the library
- The library operates on an honour system. No late fees are charged.
Mondays – Fridays: 9am – 5pm Weekends & public holidays: Closed
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