Library

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Welcome To Our Library

We are here to serve you.

View our online library catalog through LibraryWorld. We have over 11,000 books, eBooks, DVDs, and books on CD to help you with your research. We also offer computers to assist students with searching our catalog, online research, writing papers, and more. The public is allowed to also use these computers, but student use is a priority.

Check Out Information

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A Library Card is needed to check out books. Students will use their Student ID as their library card. Non-students can purchase a Library Card for $10.00.

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Undergraduate students are limited to checking out 10 books at a time for 21 days. Graduate students may check out as many as 25 books for one semester.

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You must bring your books to the library to renew them. Books may be renewed unless another user has placed a hold on that title.

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Fines are $0.25 per day per book, with a maximum limit of $15.00 per book.

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The full replacement cost plus $4.00 processing fee is charged for lost books.

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Reference books cannot be checked out. They must be used in the library only. However photocopies may be made of pages of reference books, following copyright law.

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If you are a distance education student, we are happy to mail to you any books that you would like to check out. A small mailing fee may apply. Send your requests to daspinall@gcd.edu.

Library Hours & Contact Info

Library Hours

Monday: 10:00am – 7:00pm

Tuesday – Thursday: 9:00am – 7:00pm

Friday: 10:00am – 2:00pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed

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Contact Information

Phone: (910) 221-2224 ext. 235

David Aspinall – Head Librarian
Email: daspinall@gcd.edu

Elsa McBride – Librarian
Email: emcbride@gcd.edu

Library Resources

Library Catalog

View the available books, eBooks, DVDs, and books on CD in our online catalog of resources.

EBSCOhost

Audiobooks and eBooks are available. Login information is available to GCD students and faculty in Populi’s News Feed.

ProQuest Religion Database

This incredible resource for our students contains over 300 scholarly journals. Login information is available to GCD students and faculty in Populi’s News Feed. Please contact our office for more information.

GCD LibGuides

Find more specific resources for your research such as Apologetics, Bible Study, Christian Leadership, Online Journals, Theology, etc

Logos 8

Basic Bible software is now being offered free of charge. Once you’ve downloaded the software, there are training videos to get you started using Logos 8. You can also sign up for Logos’ email list to receive offers for free eBook downloads each month as well as discounts on other titles.

Google Scholar

Search power of Google with an emphasis on scholarly articles

Galaxie Theological Journals Database

This subscription to almost 40 full-text online theological journals also includes a variety of Bible commentaries, sermon illustrations and reference tools to aid in Bible study and research.

GCD Writing Center

Services include online resources, periodic workshops, and individualized help with writing.

Electronic Books

A variety of sources of eBooks are available for your use.

NCLive

Online resources available for free through the Cumberland County Public Library. You must have a valid library card to use NCLive, which you can obtain at any of their nine locations throughout Cumberland County.

Online Writing Resources for Students

Students will write many academic essays throughout the course of their education, which helps to inform them about specific topics and sharpen the writing skills they need. This guide provides information on the types of essays they may be required to write, how to conduct research, and strategies for effective proofreading.

Booksprice.com

Are you looking for affordable textbooks? Go no further. In our opinion Booksprice.com is the best resource to use to compare book prices to find the best price for new, used and rental books and college textbooks at the major online stores.

Bookstores and Publishers

Selected booksellers in the U.S., Canada, as well as books published in Germany and Great Britain. Includes sources for out of print books, religious bookseller & publishers directories, and religious software dealers.

Carolina College of Biblical Studies

GCD has a reciprocal agreement with CCBS so our students and faculty can use their resources, both online and at their college. See Mr. Aspinall for login information or email him at daspinall@gcd.edu.

Cumberland County Public Library & Information Center

CCPL&IC offers a wealth of information through books, databases, websites, a variety of audiovisual materials, reference services, and programming. They have nine locations throughout Cumberland County, and a library card is free to Cumberland County residents.

39 Alternatives to Wikipedia

There are limits to what Wikipedia can offer. Here are 39 Wikipedia alternatives you can use to find information, research a paper, get quick answers, and much more.

Open Access Digital Theological Library

OADTL is a virtual library for theology, religious studies, and related disciplines. Their mission is to make all open access content in religious studies and related fields discoverable to everyone, everywhere in the world through a single search experience for free forever.

The OADTL currently contains about 100,000 OA ebooks and several hundred thousand articles in religious studies. The collections also contain thousands of Ph.D. and D.Min. dissertations. The collections are growing quickly. TheOADTL offers both simple and advanced searching for content. All content is fully cataloged by professional librarians. The sponsors of the OADTL are: Claremont School of Theology, Denver Seminary, Evangelical Seminary, Gordon-Conwell Seminary, Hartford Seminary, International Baptist Theological Study Centre (Amsterdam), Lexington Seminary, and Singapore Bible College.