The Wilshire Library

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The Wilshire Library is accessible to church members and registered non-members from the community. The library supports ministries in the church by providing resources for a variety of ages and stages of Christian education and development. From Bible study research aids for teachers to recreational fiction and audio-visual materials for children through adults, a breadth of enriching resources is available to inspire and promote Christian growth.

 

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Location

The Wilshire Library is located on the first floor main hallway in Room 1225 near the main office. As you exit the organ-side of the Sanctuary, the library is directly in front of you. Contact: Barbara Peterson, librarian, (214) 452-3114.

Hours

Sundays from 8:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
Mondays from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. and from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Tuesdays from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Thursdays: Closed
Fridays from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Saturdays: Closed 

Catalog

The current collection includes more than 11,700 items. You may search our online catalog and/or reserve a book by email. We have an extensive selection of Bible study helps, many up-to-date Christian fiction series, an impressive children's collection of picture books and Easy Reader chapter books, a growing collection of children's fiction, general reading of biographies, history, hobbies, mysteries, humor, cooking, parenting and weddings.

Wilshire has recently updated its library software. The new software allows the user to look up items in the online catalog and even reserve books remotely. Online library catalog login instructions

The links to the online catalog have changed to these below:

For all items in the Wilshire library, here is the online catalog.

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* To log in: For Wilshire members and current user of the library, username = your first name, and PIN = your last name. Please contact Librarian Barbara Peterson with issues or to be added to the system. 

Visitors to the WIlshire library can also access free wifi and CDs of worship services for the current month.

Policies

  • All materials may be checked out for three weeks.

  • Display materials may be checked out by signing a book card and leaving the card on the table.

  •  CDs and tapes (and on certain occasions, DVDs) of sermons and worship services are available for purchase in the church office. Recent sermons recordings can be accessed for free online.  

Volunteers

The library is staffed largely by volunteers. Volunteer applications are available in the library and are reviewed by the Library Committee. Volunteers should have basic computer skills and a desire to serve library users of all ages. The library is managed by a church-elected committee with a rotating membership. Stop by or contact Barbara Peterson if interested in volunteering. 

Gifts

All gifts are gladly welcomed by the library. Non-monetary gifts are reviewed and added to the collection at the discretion of the librarian. Non-monetary gifts not added to the collection are donated to non-profit agencies supported by Wilshire. Cash gifts or gifts of materials may be made in honor or in memory of loved ones, teachers or others. The librarian also has a wish list of titles available if you would like to choose a needed title to give as a gift.