Welcome to the Columbia Presbyterian Church Library!
Books are arranged into five sections: adult non-fiction, adult fiction, Easy readers ( non-fiction, fiction), Juniors (nonfiction, fiction) and Young Adult (non-fiction, fiction). Labels have been added to the shelves to help locate each section.
In addition, the adult non-fiction section has subject labels to help in browsing the collection for specific areas of interest – Bible study aids, Christian Doctrine, Devotional Literature, Christian Life, Church Practice, Missions, Biography, and Church History. A display in the library gives a more complete breakdown by Dewey Decimal number.
Besides books, the Library also has a magazine section and audio-visual materials (CDs and DVDs).The collections have been cataloged and may be accessed through an online catalog, either through your own computer via the Internet, or from the computer in the library (instructions forthcoming).
CPC Library – WHAT’S NEW
At the end of October we will celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation – marked by the nailing of Luther’s “95 Theses” to the church door in Wittenberg, Germany.
As its part in recognizing this event, the CPC Library has added a newly published series on “The Five Solas” covering the great themes of the Reformation. Also, we’ve added three new picture books to introduce Reformation ideas and people to your children.
Below is a list of these titles, plus other selected books, CDs, and movies on the Reformation in our library.
John Wycliffe: the morning star
Audio CDs – (from Reformation Truths for Today Into the Word Conference)
Godfrey – Christ our Righteousness AUD 270.83 God
Jones – Faith that Waits AUD 270.83 Jon
Jones – Faith that Works AUD 270.83 Jon
John Calvin: What is the truth? JB Cal NEW!
Martin Luther: What should I do? JB Lut NEW!
Reformation ABC’s” the people, places, and things of the Reformation from A to Z 270.6 Nic NEW!
Pilgrim’s Progress J Bun
Biography – Youth
Martin Luther : Heart of the Reformation (Heroes of the Faith) YA BIO Lut
John Calvin (Heroes of the Faith) – YA BIO Cal
John Knox (Christian biographies for young readers) - JB Kno
John Wycliffe, herald of the Reformation (Heroes of the faith) – YA Bio Wyc
William Tyndale (Heroes of the Faith ) YA BIO Tyn
Luther – Here I Stand BIO Lut
Luther the Reformer – BIO Lut
This was John Calvin – BIO Cal
Wellum – Christ Alone (5 Solas series) 232.2 Wel NEW!
Schreiner – Faith Alone (5 Solas series) 234.7 Sch NEW!
Van Drunen - God’s glory alone (5 Solas series) 231 Van NEW!
Barrett – God’s Word Alone (5 Solas series) 220.13Bar NEW!
Trueman – Grace Alone (5 Solas series) – 234.21 Tru NEW!
Sproul - Legacy of Luther 284.1 Spr
Elwood – Calvin for Armchair Theologians 230.42 Elw
Calvin – Institutes of the Christian Religion 230.42 Cal
The library is located downstairs in the main building, in Room 106. Coming down the stairs, it is at the end of the hall, on the left.
The library is available to CPC members and friends as a place for individual study. As such, no meetings are to be scheduled or take place in the room. Please contact the church office for use during weekdays, 9 AM – 5PM. In addition, it will be open every Sunday morning.
Item Borrowing and Return
The Library is “self-service” and operates on the honor system. Please complete the card located in the back of each item with the date and your name. Drop it off in the box on the shelf next to the computer.
Items may be returned to the library or the book “drop box” at the end of the hall, just outside the library door.
Loan periods are:
Learn more about the Library
Click here to see a presentation on how to use the library.
Contact Marti Stum at 410-992-7958 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.