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What's new at the Booth College Library?

11 July 2017

Booth College Library has grown and diversified its collection of theological and vocational resources in the last 12 months. This development reflects the diversity of the courses being offered at the College and caters to students studying on campus and online. 

So what’s new?

  • Introduction of Theological/Religion EBook subscription collection, of more than 6,000 EBook titles. This dynamic compilation of texts is a key resource that can be accessed anytime by members and meets the needs of students and scholars in their research. 
  • Purchase of an EBook series called “Issues in Society”; to assist vocational students complete their studies.  The books provide an overview of the most current, modern and important issues within Australian society in the 21st century and is designed to  engage and encourage students, to investigate these issues in greater depth.
  • 468 new resources (in both Print format and Ebooks) were added to the Library collection in the period July 2016-June 2017, averaging 9 new resources a week. 
  • Substantial purchase of EBook and print resources in the area of financial counselling, to support the needs of the students enrolled in the Diploma of Financial Counselling

With many other initiatives, including the introduction of an online scanning request form, promotion and awareness and individual instruction in the use of the databases, the Library has seen a significant growth of 51% in the use of theological full-text journal databases, in the first 6 months of 2017 compared to the same period in 2016. 

The Booth College Library serves the educational and information needs of students and staff, as well as Salvation Army officers, Salvationists, ministers from the wider church and community members.  There are two professional librarians who are keen to assist you in your research, Samantha Leung and Pam Stamos. If you would like to join the Library or use it's resources, please email the librarians at