The John D. Fulton Library is a vital part of Nazarene Theological College, providing resources for theological study and research. The library contains approximately 35,000 volumes, 65 academic journal titles, audio-visual kits, videos, access to ProQuest Religion and Religion & Philosophy Collection journal databases.
The particular focus of the library is to provide quality resources to support NTC’s curriculum, with a special emphasis on works by John and Charles Wesley and Wesleyanism. The library also houses a growing collection of Christian education materials and worship resources, including most of the current materials from the Nazarene Publishing House. The archives of the Church of the Nazarene in Australia are stored here and may be viewed by appointment. The Wesley materials, rare books and Nazarene archive materials are housed in the MacPherson Rare Book and Archive Room.
In addition to the On-Line Public Access Catalogue of the library’s holdings, students have access to networked computers, an A4 colour flat-bed scanner, a network printer and card-operated digital photocopier for research, study and assignment purposes. All the library computers provide access to the Internet and student e-mail accounts.
NTC students can also visit the following libraries:
All items that are held in the General Collection may be borrowed, with the exception of items that are on the Reserve shelf, or Short term loan. All items in the Reference collection, Journals, or any of the special collections are for library use only.
The classification system used by NTC is the Library of Congress Classification System. To search for items on particular subject areas, see here for an outline of Library of Congress shelf numbers.
Staff are available in the library office to assist library users. Library staff are available to:
The library catalogue is available on the library computers and on the college library website. Click here to enter the catalogue.
All items available for loan, are searchable on the catalogue. For help using Destiny®, press ‘Help’ or ask staff for assistance.
A printed brochure on how to use Destiny® is available from the library office.
Religion & Philosophy Collection Database (RPC) is a database with full-text articles from over 300 journals. Contact library staff for access details.
Internet Reference Links
The library webpage provides a list of links to websites that may be of help for study purposes. Click here to enter the Reference Links page.
A self-service, card-operated photocopier/printer/scanner is situated in the computer/study area for library members. It can be operated using coins ($2, $1, 50c, 20c, 10c, or 5c) or a magnetic card which is available from library staff. The cost of the card is included in your student ID card fee. For non-students or part-time students, a card can be purchased for $2.50.
Laptop computers may be used at most desks in the library, provided surrounding users are not disturbed in any way.
If you have further questions about the Library, please do not hesitate to contact our office.
Phone: (07) 3206 4177
Fax: (07) 3206 0081
Office hours: Monday to Friday 8.30am - 5.00pm.