Welcome to ECT Library

Library is the most important resources for a seminary education. We give utmost priority for the development of our library. Our library is always in the process of development and we keep on adding new books to our library. We are also member of the Association of Theological Libraries in Churachandpur that works together with other theological institutions for mutual sharing and development of our libraries.

One most important development we have achieved recently is the computerization of our library system. We are currently using Koha library software and our catalog could be accessed through our local server from our computer network. We also setup an electronic library using Calibre software on our local server. More than half of the 18000 volumes of our library inventory is accessible through our E-Library. Please contact our librarians for the IP addresses of accessing our library portals.  

We welcome donations in a form of books or cash, whichever is convenient for you. We also receive donation of books in electronic form, either in pdf, Epub or you can gift us a book through Amazon Kindle. Contact us for a particular email ID to send ebooks to us.  

Our library hours are as follows:

Monday – Friday

Morning time : 6:30 am – 8:30 am

Day time         : 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Evening           : 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Saturday        : 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Sunday           : Closed

Our library hours varies slightly with the changing of the season, please verify with the librarian.

The following is a few list of internet resources for those who want to explore:

1. Library Resources

Open Access Digital Theological Library (OADTL) : The mission of the OADTL is to make all open access content in religious studies (and related fields) discoverable by everyone, everywhere in the world through a single search experience for free forever in a non-commercial environment.

Dictionary of African Christian Biography : The mission of the DACB is to collect, preserve, and make freely accessible biographical accounts and church histories – from oral and written sources – integral to a scholarly understanding of African Christianity.

OpenBiblio :  Another open-source library software different from Koha as it is server based, meaning that once you download the program internet access is not required. OpenBiblio is an easy to use, automated library system written in PHP containing OPAC, circulation, cataloging, and staff administration functionality.

Theological Librarianship :  Theological Librarianship is an online open access journal published by the American Theological Library Association. It includes essays, peer-reviewed articles, bibliographic essays, and book reviews.

2. Directories organized by Subject and/or Interest

NT Gateway :  The New Testament Gateway focuses on resources that will be of interest to both scholars and students of the New Testament. It features a comprehensive, annotated directory of academic internet resources related to the New Testament.

Theopedia : A growing online evangelical encyclopedia of biblical Christianity, a network of interconnected pages, constantly being refined and updated.

The Theologian :  The Theologian is dedicated to presenting theological and pastoral resources of the highest quality to the wider church over the internet…. Contributors are from Anglican, Baptist, Presbyterian, Free Church and other backgrounds. “Theological integration” is one of our prime concerns – to integrate biblical studies, doctrine, and pastoralia in creative and useful ways, avoiding the over-specialized nature of much seminary and theological college education in order to produce more rounded and effective theologians and preachers for the 21st Century.

Directory of Open Access Journals : DOAJ is an online directory that indexes and provides access to quality open access, peer-reviewed journals.

3. Downloadable and Interactive Resources

Tyndale House Biblical Weblinks :  Biblical Weblinks is an online repository maintained by scholars, librarians and students. It aims to provide a comprehensive listing of bona fide sources on the web, relevant for biblical studies. Tyndale House also provides biblical study tools, resources, and a variety of Bible translations.

Society of Biblical Literature :  The Society of Biblical Research features resources free to all to assist those researching and writing papers in biblical studies. The website also provides access to free books to most countries outside of the United States, Canada, and the European Union through the International Cooperation Initiative (ICI). The ICI project provides free online PDF files to scholars and students who would not otherwise have access to these resources.

Christian Classics Ethereal Library :  The Christian Classics Ethereal Library is a digital library of hundreds of classic Christian books selected for edification and education. CCEL texts are stored in our own Theological Markup Language, which is an XML application. Texts are converted automatically into other formats such as HTML or PDF.

Post-Reformation Digital Library :  The Post-Reformation Digital Library is a database of digital books relating to the development of theology and philosophy during the Reformation and Post-Reformation/Early Modern Era (late 15th-18th c.). Late medieval and patristic works printed and referenced in the early modern era are also included. Materials provided include secondary texts, and materials in English, Latin, Dutch, French and German.

Princeton Theological Commons (Princeton Theological Seminary) :  The Theological Commons is a digital library of 78,924 books and periodicals on theology and religion, including 29,322 volumes from the Princeton Theological Seminary Library.

Bible Study Tools :  An online collection of Bible versions and translations, commentaries, concordances, dictionaries, and works by important Christian theologians.

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy :  The SEP was designed so that each entry is maintained and kept up to date by an expert or group of experts in the field. All entries and substantive updates are refereed by the members of a distinguished Editorial Board before they are made public.

BiblicalStudies.org :  This site aims to make high quality theological material available throughout the world, thus providing Bible teachers and pastors with the resources they need to spread the Gospel in their countries. Features a variety of resources, including full-text journal articles, books, audio and more.

Early Church Texts :  Early Church Texts gives access to complete Greek and Latin texts which are in the public domain, and to translations (where found available) from the first five centuries. It features carefully-indexed links to authors and their works.

GlobeTheoLib: World Council of Churches (via GlobeEthics)  The Global Digital Library on Theology and Ecumenism [GlobeTheoLib] is a multilingual online library offering access free of charge to full-text articles, journals, books and other resources. Its focus is on theology, intercultural and interreligious dialogue, ethics, and ecumenism in World Christianity.

Thesaurus Linguae Graecae (Abridged Version) : Includes a large number of Patristics texts, as well as works by Classical Greek authors.

Liddell-Scott-Jones Greek-English Lexicon :

Third Millennium Ministries :  Third Millennium Ministries' free seminary training provides video seminary instruction, audio seminary instruction, audio sermons and lectures, seminary lecture manuscripts, books, magazine articles, and special sections dedicated to the study of Paul's letters.