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Crowell Library (Chicago)
The Henry C. Crowell Library is located on the first and lower levels of The George Sweeting Center for World Evangelization, which was dedicated on April 28, 1992, and funded by the Henry Parsons Crowell and Susan Coleman Crowell Trust.
The Crowell Library holds approximately 264,000 items in approximately twelve collections, including Curriculum Lab and Juvenile Books, Circulation, DVDs, Music Library, Journals, Pamphlets and Clippings, Reference and Reserves.
The Crowell Library provides access to over 80 electronic resource tools, including online indexes, catalogs, eBooks, eJournals, reference databases and scholarly articles. Some of the more popular resources include the following:
- A-Z List of Electronic Journals
- Academic Ebook Collection
- Academic Search Complete
- ATLA Religion Database
- Counseling and Therapy in Video I, II, & III
- Primo, our online catalog
The Crowell Library maintains memberships with the following consortia: Christian Library Consortium (CLC), American Theological Library Association (ATLA) (including our local chapter Chicago Area Theological Library Association CATLA) and the Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois (CARLI).
Mission Statement of the Crowell Library
The purpose of MBI Library services is to provide support for the Institute's global vision/Biblical mission by the advancement of resources and services that promote the curricular and information needs of its user constituency through effective new technology while also supporting and developing traditional information formats.