The ATS Library provides a fine resource for seminary study and is an integral part of the total seminary program. Currently, it contains 44,502 volumes of books totaling 34,171 titles. The library has a collection of periodicals,including an online subscription to the ATLA Religion Database with ATLASerials, and the Religion and Philosophy Collection of EBSCO. For its non-print collection, the library holds a substantial number of slides, kits, maps, tapes, audio/video tapes, CDs and DVDs.
The library also has special collections—the Islamic Studies Collection/The Florentino de Jesus, Sr. Memorial Islamic Library; the Mephibosheth Collection; andthe Filipiniana and Theses collections.
Islamic Studies Collection. Donated by Dr. Phil Parshall, author of several books on Muslim ministry and himself a long-time missionary to Asian Muslim countries, this personal collection of 2,000 books on Islamic studies is also called “The Florentino de Jesus Sr. Memorial Islamic Library” in honor of Rev. Florentino de Jesus, Sr. who devoted years of his life in reaching the Muslims for Christ.
Mephibosheth Collection. This collection on disability studies started as a donation from the personal library of Dr. Amanda Shao Tan.
Books are classified under the Library of Congress classification scheme. Bibliographic records can be accessed through an online public access catalog that uses the Evergreen program.
The library is open from 8:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M., Mondays to Fridays; and from 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. on Saturdays. It is closed during Chapel (Wednesdays, 11:00 A.M. to 12:15 P.M.) and during ATS Student Association (ATSSA) meetings.