Haus Edelweiss Library
To find print books, 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, prefix RUS stands for Russian resources, prefix REF helps to locate reference resources, prefix THESIS refers to thesis and project report collection. For example, RUS REF 220.3 T626 1996.
To check out physical materials in the Haus Edelweiss Library:
- Use the library computer at the Lending Desk or your own device
- Enter your TCMII student ID (3-4 numbers in your @tcmi.edu email adress) 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).
Print periodical holdings address 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’s and youth ministry, discipleship, spiritual formation, etc.
Print periodical journals 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).
Laptops Loan Service
The Laptops Loan Service is provided during sessions. Laptops can be borrowed for a period of up to 7 days.