Carroll Library

Library Mission

The mission of the Carroll Library is to support the Seminary fully by providing for the informational and research needs of its students, faculty and mission partners in the development and strengthening of ministerial and academic excellence, for the present and next generation of scholars.


Library Goals

The goals of the Carroll Library are to provide services which meet the “informational and research needs” of the Seminary’s “students, faculty and mission partners,” and to serve the Seminary in a way which results in the “development and strengthening of ministerial and academic excellence” in those stakeholders. In other words, the library aims at growth to competence in utilizing provided information resources. This outcome is best seen in students who complete their courses of study with excellence.


Library Objectives

The Carroll Library has six primary objectives (which motivate our internal strategy): 

  1. To determine current practices among theological school libraries and other peer institutions;
  2. To Identify gaps in Carroll’s reach and aim in resource and service provision;
  3. To determine necessary objective measures to close these identified gaps;
  4. To prioritize initial targets for improvement and expansion of Carroll’s resources;
  5. To implement changes to Carroll’s resources and take objective steps to measure success in implementation;
  6. To monitor and recalibrate resource implementation for continuous growth and development.


Carroll Library Resources

Continue to Grow!


Enrolled students and teaching faculty can access all the following resources:

  • The Canterbury Dictionary of Hymnology
  • Ebsco
  • OCLC FirstSearch
  • Google Books
  • ICETE Global e-links
  • Online Resources
  • Open Access Digitial Theological Library
  • Oxford Reference Online
  • ProQuest
  • Digitialia Hispanica
  • Carroll Library Resources are also available through TexShare beginning in Fall 2022

B. H. Carroll Theological Seminary is a trailblazer in the area of theological education, using technology and the local church to enrich the ministry practice of its students. Through the formation of collaborative communities of learning, Carroll nurtures the souls and sharpens the minds of both faculty and students alike.

Carroll Theological Seminary is not only a superb theological education (and it is that)—but it is also an immersion into Christian ministry. Jesus said, “As you go, become disciple-makers” (Matt. 28: 19-20). Carroll is about developing the best “disciple-makers” possible.