Searching the Haus Edelweiss Library

To find books in print, theses and project reports, audio-visual and media materials, and periodicals in the Catalog, limit your search (the box to the right of the search box) to “Haus Edelweiss” holdings only.

Materials are found on the shelves according to their call number. It consists of Dewey Decimal number, Cutter-Sanborn number, and publication year. For example: 261.873 Y54 2009.

Some library resources have prefixes. Books may have prefixes according to the language (except English) and collection. For example, the prefix RUS stands for Russian resources, the prefix REF helps to locate reference resources, the prefix THESIS refers to thesis and project report collection. For example: RUS REF 220.3 T626 1996.

Log in using your account to access your library account. The library account allows the user to review history, save searches, request new items for purchase, make lists for bibliographies, and check out or place a hold on items that are checked out (at Haus Edelweiss).

  • Use the library computer at the Lending Desk or your own device.
  • Log in to the Library Catalog.
  • Use the “Self Checkout” button on the left.
  • Enter your TCM student ID (3-4 numbers in your email address) or your library card number.
  • Scan the barcode of the item/items that you wish to borrow on the backside of the item or enter it manually.
  • When you are done, use the “Finish” button.

Checkout Times and Limits
Students who come for a session can check out materials or use them in the Library until the end of the respective session. This lending period can be extended if students “stay over” for the next session, limited to a total of 20 items at a time. Students starting their thesis may request certain materials related to their topic be designated as “thesis textbooks” and may borrow these for six months (182 days).

Periodicals in Print
Periodical holdings in print include the following areas of interest: theology, philosophy, mission, Christian education, New Testament studies, Old Testament studies, etc. A number of journals are focused on practical ministry. Special attention is paid to the following topics: preaching, worship, counseling, children and youth ministry, discipleship, spiritual formation, etc.

Periodical journals in print are shelved by title. Journals do not circulate (e.g. cannot be checked out) and should be returned to the Return Shelf (near the librarian’s office).

Returning Books and Media
Physical materials should be returned to the Return Shelf in the library lounge (near the librarian’s office).

Laptop Loan
Laptop Loan is provided during sessions. Laptops may be reserved prior to arrival at the Haus Edelweiss and borrowed for a period of up to 7 days.