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Library Resources

The library of Memphis Center for Urban Theological Studies houses a collection of more than 9,000 volumes of books to support the information needs of its students and faculty. Services are also available for students and faculty to borrow books and to secure periodical articles from the Charles & Gloria Jones Library of Lancaster Bible College. The Jones Library provides access to more than 500,000 items, including over 300,000 electronic books and more than 90,000 full-text periodical journals online. The library also subscribes to more than 80 specialized electronic databases.

Students taking classes at the Memphis Center for Urban Theological Studies @ Lancaster Bible College have full access to all electronic databases and electronic resources. Access will require a Lancaster Bible College username and password. Library resources can be accessed at library.lbc.edu. Listed below are a few recommended databases to begin research:

Databases to Begin Research

LBC’s OneSearch (EBSCO Discovery Service) provides a simple search format to retrieve books, ebooks, and full text periodical articles available to students from multiple publishers and databases.The CREDO Reference database is available to all students. It contains more than 700 reference titles in electronic full text.


Issues and Controversies is a great place to begin researching current events and debatable issues, offering full text articles in which the authors seek to present multiple sides of the issues.


ATLA Religion Database with ATLASerials is an online database of biblical and theological journals, essays, and book reviews that include more than 380,000 that are full text.


The Library Catalog is the easiest way to look for a specific title or author of a book. Library staff may be contacted directly by phone, email, or on the library website for research help Monday through Friday. Students may also submit reference questions directly to the AskHerePA online reference chat service 24/7 located on the library website.

Research Guides are available to students and faculty to assist them in finding resources in a specific subject area.