The Library has substantial resources for theological study and research at all levels. All printed monographs and periodicals combined total about 140,000 volumes and are complemented by a growing list of resources in electronic format. The collection is especially strong in Biblical studies, Systematic and Practical theology, Church history and Philosophy. In all of these areas the library has holdings of regional, and national, importance.


Monograph holdings are now comprehensively searchable in the online catalogue. They are also identifiable on the national bibliographic database through Libraries Australia or Trove Australia. They are physically divided into the following sequences: Reference, on the ground floor; the General collection of monographs on the First and Second Levels, with the sequence beginning on the First; Pamphlets, on both the First and Second Levels; and Stacks, Theses, Judaica and Rare Books under closed access arrangements in the Basement.

Volumes are arranged according to the classification system of the Union Theological Seminary, New York - the "Pettee" classification scheme. A subject guide can be found here.


The library has continuing subscriptions to several hundred periodical titles in print and electronic form and holdings of many more. Please see our Searching for periodical holdings page for more information about the scope of the periodicals collection.

Information about our printed periodicals is kept up to date on the Australasian Union List of Serials in Theological Libraries (AULOTS).