One of the most important resources for training and preparation is the seminary library. Good Christian stewardship of the library facility and materials is an absolute necessity. Students must observe library rules at all times.
No student will be allowed to use the library unless he or she has undergone the library orientation and until after one has been encoded into the library database system. Regulations concerning the use of all library materials like books, magazines/journals, pamphlets, theses/dissertations, vertical files, and other facilities like the computer for public access, cdrom, internet, email, and others will be provided during the library orientation.
When necessary, students may be required to sign-in and out of the library for study each weekday night until a grade point average of 80% (bachelor degree students) or 85% (master’s degree students) has been achieved.
Library Service Hours
- REGULAR SEMESTERS
- Monday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (no noon break)
- Tuesday to Friday 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. (no noon break)
- Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 nn
- SEMESTRAL, DECEMBER, AND SUMMER BREAKS
- Monday to Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (with lunch break)
- Saturday 8:00 to 12:00 noon
- SUMMER INSTITUTE
- Monday to Friday 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. (with lunch & dinner break)
- Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
SUNDAYS AND LEGAL HOLIDAYS —CLOSED
The library closes at 5:00 pm every Monday to allow students to attend dormitory devotions and also at 9:30—10:30 a.m. during chapel services (Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday). It also closes during official holidays unless arranged otherwise. During break periods no student will be allowed to check out books except those who are working on their research papers. ABGTS students should secure written permission from their professors. Changes may be made in the library schedule and regulations as deemed appropriate by the administration.
The library online catalog system may be accessed at https://library.pbts.net.ph
The online journal service (EBSCOHost) may be accessed at http://search.ebscohost.com
Books may be ordered through the library. (Please see the librarian for other details related to the library.)
Printing and photocopying services may be availed by students for a minimal fee.