One of the nation’s rich educational resources for Christian scholarship, the CTS Library is used by clergy and lay leaders across the region, as well as students and faculty of the seminary. The Library holds a wide range of media—print, digital, online, audio and visual—supporting the biblical, historical, theological, cultural, arts, and psychotherapeutic disciplines that contribute to all CTS degree programs. The collections contain approximately 210,000 items, including nearly 1,000 periodicals and theological journals. The CTS Library and its staff are dedicated to providing the materials, reference assistance and research guidance students need to succeed in their academic goals.
The Library catalogue of materials is available anywhere in the world via the CTS web site
and Inside CTS. Because the CTS Library is a charter member of the Private Academic Library Network of Indiana (PALNI), CTS students have access to the nearby Irwin Library at Butler University and 24 other private university and seminary libraries in Indiana. The Library is also a charter member of Academic Libraries of Indiana (ALI), which allows CTS students and faculty members access to almost all academic libraries in the state. With electronic catalogues, e-books, online data bases, as well as a robust interlibrary loan program, the CTS Library can provide access to most materials in academic libraries in the United States.
The Library also contains the Heritage Collection of books, manuscripts, photographs, tracts, periodicals and artifacts dealing with the history of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and the Stone-Campbell or Restoration Movement, including copies of all known Ph.D. theses on relevant historical and theological topics. This is one of the principal collections of such materials in the world and is available to students studying
at CTS and visiting scholars from across the United States who wish to consult it. A resident curator is available to assist with research projects.
The Congregational Resource Center
(CRC), an ecumenical resource center serving local and regional clergy and lay leaders, is located on the lower level of the CTS Library. It is supported through the cooperative efforts of ecclesiastical judicatories, individual congregations and CTS. The materials at the CRC are available to congregations and individuals at no charge.