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The Broughton Knox Study Centre

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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.

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 Wi-Fi network insures online connectivity to all students across the campus and student residence. A computer lab is located in the Study Centre, so that no student is without computer access.

Postgraduate students registered with our Evangelical Research Fellowship also have access to numerous online resources that they subscribe to, such as ATLA and JSTOR.

Library Hours

During term time, except for public holidays, College holidays and College functions, the library will normally be open as follows:

Monday – Thursday: 8:00 – 21:30
Friday: 8:00 – 16:00
Saturday: 9:00 – 17:00

During the holidays the library will be open from 8:00 – 16:00 during the week.

It will be closed on Saturdays and Public Holidays

Please note that the library will be closed on Mondays during College Lunches (13:00 – 14:00)

Library Policies and Procedures

Items may be borrowed in accordance with the Library’s lending policy and only on presentation of one’s own library card. Under no circumstances are books (or any other materials) allowed to be removed from the library without checking them out according to set procedures.

Items must be returned on or before the due date to library personnel at the circulation desk to avoid being fined. Fines are levied per item per day (or any part thereof) on all overdue items at a rate of R10 for reserve items and R2 for items from the general collection.

General Collection

Undergraduate students may borrow 10 items from the general collection for 14 days, and in addition may borrow 2 items from the reserve shelf on overnight loan. Postgraduate students may borrow 15 items from the general collection for 30 days, and 4 items from the reserve shelf on overnight loan.

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