Broughton Knox Study Centre

In many respects the Library is at the heart of George Whitefield College. The Broughton Knox Study Centre houses a wonderful collection of theology, biblical studies, history, philosophy, missiology and much more. The library presently holds more then 60,000 books and a plan is underway to bring it to PhD standard.

Great effort has gone into collecting original sources and tools for studying the Christian Faith. Beyond its usefulness for undergraduate study and postgraduate research, the library is a precious depository of Christian culture.

Broughton Knox Study Centre Opening Hours

Library Policies and Procedures

Serious reading is vital to the study of theology. All courses at the College have lists of required and recommended reading, making the Library a vital part of the life of every student. Students can also access much of the recommended reading via the library intranet and the college’s e-learning platform, affectionately known as Phoebe.

E-learning is increasingly a feature of the GWC learning culture. The central campus (including Foord House Residence) is covered by Wi-Fi, and students with their own laptop or desktop computer can easily access the internet, intranet and Phoebe.

A computer laboratory is located in the Study Centre, so that no student is without computer access. A course in computing and information processing is provided in the first year of study.

The College is in the process of building a comprehensive set of electronic resources that will enable students and researchers to access the information they need. Internet access via an ADSL connection is available to students in the computer lab at a small fee.

Electronic resources available from the computer lab include BibleWorks, Libronix and all the required course readings. Postgraduate students registered with our Evangelical Research Fellowship also have access to numerous online resources that they subscribe to, such as ATLA.

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