About the Library

The Fred J. Graham Library is a private academic library that serves Trinity Bible College students, faculty and staff. It is also open to the general public. It houses over 90,000 print volumes, over 11,700 e-books, and provides access to over 35 online databases including access to thousands of full-text articles.

The library is a member of the ODIN (Online Dakota Information Network) consortium which provides patrons with online circulation, cataloging, and interlibrary loan services both on-campus and statewide.

Library Objectives

Acquire Material

To acquire materials (print and non-print) that will support the curriculum of Trinity Bible College and contribute effectively to the instructional program

Provide Service

To provide appropriate and adequate service to all its users

Maintain Collection

To maintain the collection of materials so that it is readily accessible to members of the college community

Give Instruction

To stimulate, encourage or give instruction in the use of the library’s bibliographic tools so that the user may acquire and develop life-long patterns of learning to aid in future study and research.

Using the Library

Cell Phone Use

Upon entering the library, cell phones, pagers and similar electronic devices should be set to non-audible signals. Patrons are asked to conduct cell phone conversations outside the library. There is no restriction on text messaging and is suggested as an alternative to voice messages. Inappropriate cell phone use can be reported to library personnel at the circulation desk. The library reserves the right to ask anyone to leave the library if he/she is using a cell phone, pager or disturbing others in the library. Signs conveying this policy are posted throughout the library.

Lost & Found

Items left in the library will be held for 24 hours at the library. If unclaimed after 24 hours the items will be taken to the campus Lost & Found in the Student Life office.

Children in the Library

All children under 8 years of age must be accompanied by an adult or responsible caregiver at all times. Unattended children 8 years of age and over are free to utilize the library, provided their behavior is not disruptive to other patrons or staff members. Parents will be contacted when a child is disruptive, uses library resources inappropriately, or damages library materials or equipment.

Bulletin Boards

The bulletin board near the entrance of the library is available for posting Trinity related announcements. Organizations engaged in educational, cultural, intellectual, or charitable activities may also post items on this bulletin board. It is not intended for solicitation purposes. All announcements on this board must be dated and approved by the Library Director or Assistant Librarian. The Graham Library does not advocate or endorse the viewpoints of exhibits or exhibitors. Display material may not exceed 11" X 17" in size. Dated material will be removed the day following the event. Undated material will be removed after 30 days.

To read a complete list of our policies and guidelines, refer to the Library Handbook.