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Zondervan Library: Collections & Reserves

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Special Collections & Reserves

Collections & Reserves


The Library houses a few very specialized collections that are non-circulating, meaning they cannot be checked out and therefore must be used within the Library or Special Collections & University Archives.

Circulating Collections

Zondervan Library Collections & Reserves

ZL Collections

Circulating Collections 

Circulating Collections are items in the Library that borrowers may take out of the library. These collections include:

  • Main Collections
  • DVDs
  • Juvenile (JPIC, EZ, MG, YA)
  • Lewis & Friends Collection
  • Audiobooks
  • General Devices (including dry erase markers & erasers)
  • iPads (limited users, see Loan Policies page)
Non-Circulating Collections 

Non-Circulating Collection are items in the Library that borrowers may only use in the Library or in a designated areas. These collections include:

  • Periodicals (e.g., journals, magazines, newspapers)
  • Reference
  • Special Collections
  • Storage*

*If you want access to a periodical held in "Storage", please email the full article citation to the Check Out desk so that our staff can retrieve the article and make it available to you. Please allow 3 days from the time of your request for it to be delivered. You will be contacted by email when it is available at the Check Out desk.

Items on Reserve 

From time to time, professors put materials on Reserve in the Library in order to allow an entire class to view the same material.

  • Ask for Reserve materials at the Check Out desk
  • Items are shelved by professor's name and course designation (e.g., PSY 320)
  • Reserves cannot leave the Library premises
  • Loan periods for Reserves are 1 or 3 hours only, at the professor's discretion
Institutional Repository: Ayres Collection 

This collection preserves materials of special interest to the Taylor Community and/or materials that are of extraordinary value.

Items in this collection must meet one or more of the following criteria:

  1. Written, edited, or produced by Taylor constituents
  2. Content is about Taylor constituents
  3. Materials that are of extraordinary value either because they are rare or because the cost or nature of the material requires special handling or protection.

The Ayres Collection is housed in the Special Collection & University Archives, located across from the Library's main entrance, and is a non-circulating collection.

Institutional Repository: Pillars 

Pillars collects, preserves, and disseminates the intellectual and creative output of Taylor's students, faculty, and staff.

Pillars hosts many online collections and can be accessed from around the world. Additional information on use and submissions is available on its web site.

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