Printed periodicals (also known as journals or serials) with current subscriptions are shelved in classified order in the periodicals area of the library. Many pre-1960 volumes are kept in storage. Please ask the staff if you want to access any of these publications.
The latest issue of each of the current titles is on display shelves.
All print titles are listed in the library catalogue.
Library holdings as well as those of other Australasian Theological libraries can be searched on AULOTS
Full-text electronic versions (e-journals
) of hundreds of theological and other periodicals can be accessed by any registered library user via this web site.
There are also links to free internet periodicals
Theses and dissertations
Theses, dissertations and extended essays written by students of St John’s College and other institutions where the topic is relevant to theological studies and Maori studies are in this collection. Search for these in the library catalogue
by adding the word “thesis” to a keyword search. Or a search in the classification field with the word “thesis” will provide you with a complete list of theses held by the library.New Zealand and Pacific Church Collection
The New Zealand and Pacific Collection
is an in-depth collection of Anglican, Methodist and ecumenical New Zealand and Pacific church related publications. It includes official publications, newspapers, missionary proceedings, parish histories, biography, bibles and prayer books. These books are for reference use in the library only, but there are borrowing copies of some in the main collection.Baumber Collection
The Baumber Collection
is an extensive collection of nineteenth century books about New Zealand collected by the Reverend William Baumber, a Methodist minister, and gifted to Trinity Methodist Theological College. More recent titles continue to be added. The collection is strong in nineteenth century settler and visitor impressions of New Zealand. The books are not available for loan, but can be read in the Library.Rare Book Collection
The Rare Book Collection
of about 2000 volumes is a historic collection of books published between 1474 and 1800. Many were the gifts of associates of Bishop GA Selwyn, or were from the library of Dr John Kinder.Microfiche and microfilm
The microfiche and microfilm collection
includes several hundred filmed copies of print publications and manuscript materials. Significant microforms include the London based records of the Church Missionary Society (72 reels), the Turner Collection on Religious Movements (991 fiche) and Niupepa, 1842-1933 (409 fiche). These are listed on either the library catalogue (printed items) or archives database.