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Access for Persons Without Columbia Library/Building Access Cards

CTS Covid-19 Policy compliant CTS students, faculty, and staff may visit the library during these hours:


Library Services 2022-2023

It is our pleasure to provide library services to you in this new academic year! As we make the transition to a fully in-person environment, where students will once again be responsible for their own copying, scanning, and printing, we will be happy to help you get acquainted/re-acquainted with library computers and copy machines. The library is open to COVID-compliant CTS students, faculty, staff, alumni, and researchers.

Sunday 3pm – 7pm

Monday through Thursday 8:30am – 7pm

Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm

The building is accessible via a building access card. If you do not already have an access card, please schedule an appointment with Bob Craigmile. Front-porch pickup for books remains an option for those who are unable to come inside the building.

Library staff are also available to you via:
• Phone: 404.687.4610
• Email: ctslibrary@ctsnet.edu
• Appointments: In-person or on Zoom

The library’s Moodle page has videos and guides that will assist you with course reserves, copying and scanning, searching for books and articles, using eBooks, accessing Interlibrary Loan, and so much more!

Additional information for students in the fully online ThM and MA(TS) programs:

Requesting Scans or Sections of Books Library staff are available to scan and email pages from books that you need for classes and research. When submitting scan requests, we ask that you provide as much information as possible about your requests (course name, book title, page numbers/chapter titles). We will do our best to get back to you as soon as possible, within a 24 to 48-hour time frame.

Please remember that the copyright law of the United States (Title 17 U.S. Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material and library staff must abide by this law.

Requesting Books If you are in the United States, we will mail books to you. Please send a list of items and your mailing address to ctslibrary@ctsnet.edu

Returning Items
Physical items may be returned by mail (CTS Library, P.O. Box 520, Decatur, GA 30031).

Online Materials and Tools
The CTS Library has an extensive collection of online resources.
Library Catalog
After executing a search, use the filters on the left-hand side of the search results screen to limit results to ebooks or electronic resources.
eResources
The content of this collection is available fully online. It contains eBooks, reference books, and full-text journals.
Galileo
Galileo is an interdisciplinary database with content ranging from theology to science, education, history, etc. Here you will find research starters, articles, eBooks, and many other useful digital items.
Articles Atla is the main repository for journals and articles published on topics related to theology and religion.
Research Guides Use the CTS Quick Tips and Guides, One-Minute Instruction Videos, and Research Tutorials found in Moodle to help you start your research process.

Contact Us
Please contact us if you have any additional concerns or questions about library policies. If you have questions that are not answered here or have new ideas for how we can serve you, email us at ctslibrary@ctsnet.edu. Remember, we are here for you!

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