Everyone is welcome to come use the library items and resources on-campus, including our online databases. However, borrowing privileges are reserved for the following groups:

Need to provide: Library card (or some form of photo ID)
Borrowing limit: 25 items
Interlibrary loans: Yes
Access to digital resources: Unlimited
Borrowing rights at partner libraries: Yes (request form)
Can have items mailed to home: Yes* (request form)
—-*not including ILL items

Need to provide: Library card (or some form of photo ID)
Borrowing limit: None
Interlibrary loans: Yes
Access to digital resources: Unlimited
Borrowing rights at partner libraries: Yes (request form)
Can have items mailed to home: Yes* (request form)
—-*not including ILL items

Need to provide: Library card (or some form of photo ID)
Borrowing limit: None, for duration of teaching semester
Interlibrary loans: Yes, for duration of teaching semester
Access to digital resources: Unlimited before and during teaching semester (please contact the library for details)
Borrowing rights at partner libraries: Yes, for duration of teaching semester (request form)
Can have items mailed to home: Yes*, before and during teaching semester (request form)
—-*not including ILL items

Need to provide: Library card (or some form of photo ID)
Borrowing limit: None
Interlibrary loans: Yes
Access to digital resources: Unlimited (Board members, please contact the library to activate this)
Borrowing rights at partner libraries: Yes (request form)
Can have items mailed to home: Yes* (request form)
—-*not including ILL items

Need to provide: Library card (or some form of photo ID)
Borrowing limit: 15
Interlibrary loans: Available for local alumni by special arrangement with the library
Access to digital resources: Only when on campus
Borrowing rights at partner libraries: No
Can have items mailed to home: No

Need to provide: Student ID card and authorizing letter from school library
Borrowing limit: 15
Interlibrary loans: No
Access to digital resources: Only when on campus
Borrowing rights at partner libraries: No
Can have items mailed to home: No

Need to provide: Photo ID and introductory letter from church/ministry
Borrowing limit: 15
Interlibrary loans: No
Access to digital resources: Only when on campus
Borrowing rights at partner libraries: No
Can have items mailed to home: No

All circulating materials may be renewed one time for a period identical to the initial borrowing period.

  1. Course reserves: Materials may not be borrowed. They may be used on campus during library hours.
  2. Reference: Materials may not be borrowed. They may be used on campus during library hours
    (Exception: faculty may check out reference material for 1 week / 2 weeks with renewal.)
  3. All other items: 6 weeks (12 weeks with renewal)

We don’t charge fines for overdue items. Instead, you’ll receive email notices with an overdue warning and will have one week to return any relevant item(s). After one week, your account will be locked until all overdue items have been returned. Library blocks placed on your student account for long overdue books may prevent you from receiving grade reports, transcripts, or diplomas.

Also, please keep in mind that other patrons may request items you have checked out to be recalled. If this happens, you have 1 week to return the recalled item, after which it will be treated as an overdue item.

The service not currently available due to COVID-19 restrictions

The library offers free test proctoring for local residents during regular library hours. Please contact us at least one week in advance so that we can assure staff coverage.

While we can provide periodic and irregular check-ins with the student and a publicly-visible location for taking the exam, we can’t guarantee continuous monitoring or that a single staff member will be available the entire time. The student must make all arrangements for the test materials to be delivered from and returned to the testing institution.

There is no fee to use ILL. However, the Missio library will charge fees in the following cases:

  1. Patrons receive an email notification when a borrowed book arrives at the Missio library. A $5 fine is incurred if books are not picked up within 2 weeks.
  2. Patrons will be assessed a $.25 per day fine for overdue ILL books.
  3. If an ILL book is damaged or lost, the patron is responsible for the replacement cost as determined by the lending library.

Patrons are responsible for items in their possession. Existing damage to an item is noted in the inside cover. If an item is returned with new damage, the patron is responsible for the cost of repair or replacement. An item will be considered lost when it has been overdue for 4 weeks.

The library will issue a bill for the replacement cost of lost or damaged items. This cost will reflect the purchase price of a currently available edition and format, along with applicable shipping costs. Every effort will be made to ensure that replacement fees are reasonable and transparent. The patron’s library account will be blocked and a hold placed on class registration until this bill has been paid.

Additional Services

Research Help

Struggling with a research assignment? Don’t know the difference between “APA” and “MLA”? Not sure whether you have too many citations or too few? We’re happy to help:

  • Fine-tune a topic
  • Develop a strategy for finding the resources you need
  • Make sure your citations are in order

Schedule an appointment with a librarian

Study Space

No matter your studying style, Missio has something to offer: a study booth for individuals needing a quiet place to focus, large tables to spread out on, and conference rooms for study groups. (If you’d like to reserve a conference room, please let us know at least one day in advance.)

We also have free, password-protected WiFi. Ask the library circulation desk for help getting logged in.

Photocopier/Scanner

The library has a black-and-white copier/scanner available for public use, although we request 10¢ per page to cover costs. While the machine produces high-quality copies, it is not high-speed so we suggest taking any large job somewhere else.

The scanner mode automatically saves to multi-page PDFs. Library patrons may borrow USB sticks if needed.