Library Resources


Northwind Theological School is dedicated to fostering a theologically informed learning community. 


To implement this mission NTS is a co-owner member institution of the Digital Theological Library.


Our membership provides library services to our Faculty and Students.


  • The Library serves as the center of expertise for information literacy skills within NTS.

  • Library resources are seamlessly integrated into the student experience to serve students at the point of need.

  • The Library effectively supports NTS faculty and students in building a culture of academic excellence..


  • Offer a research-based program of student-centered information, creating both best practices and empowered scholars.

  • Meet our community at their point of need through a robust, forward-thinking, and technologically innovative reference service by providing Faculty and Students with access to Research Liberians 

  • Our collections meet the information needs of empowered scholars through regular assessment and data-driven collection development.


  • Dr. Thomas E. Phillips, is a member of the NTS Faculty.

  • He is also the Director fo the Digital Theological Library.

  • Dr. Phillips continues to serve as the Dean of Library and Information Services; Professor of Theological Bibliography and New Testament at Claremont School of Theology.

In July of 2020 Northwind joined the Digital Theological Library as a co-owner member institution.

As of 10/5/19, the DTL licenses over 600,000 ebooks

 over 275,000 from the last 25 years
 over 160,000 from the last 10 years
 over 63,000 from the last 5 years

- over 150 databases
- over 22,000 journal titles
- over 50,000,000 full-text, peer-reviewed, articles
- over 100,000 musical scores

NTS also provide links to several online library resources for the benefit of our students.


Northwind is a member of The Association of Christian Librarians

The Association of Christian Librarians (ACL) is an influential, vibrant, growing community that integrates faith, ministry, and academic librarianship through the development of members, services, and scholarship. The members of ACL are a diverse group of Christian librarians who serve in universities, colleges, seminaries, public libraries, and schools across the globe. 

Dr. Carl Savage, Dean of Degree Programs, is the NTS staff liaison to the ACL.

Divinity School Library 

Free Resources on Religion

Here you will find both links to free Internet sites dealing with topics related to Religion and Theology, as well as tips on how to effectively search the Internet and evaluate Internet sites. 

The Library welcomes your comments and suggestions.  If you know of some good web sites, let them know.

The Wabash Center



The Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion collects a wide range of websites on all aspects of religion


Theological Seminary

theological commons

digital library

The Theological Commons is a digital library of over 120,000 resources on theology and religion. It consists mainly of public domain books and also includes periodicals, audio recordings, photographs, manuscript collections, and other formats.

world council of churches


digital library

The Global Digital Library on Theology and Ecumenism 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.





The mission of Open Access Digital Theological Library (OADTL) is to curate high-quality content in religious studies and related disciplines from publisher websites, institutional repositories, scholarly societies, archives, and stable public domain collections. 





The Divinity School Library contains a collection of more than 400,000 volumes in the fields of religion and related disciplines, and affords a wealth of material for the seminary student.


The library is open to all researchers, and offers study spaces and services that meet ADA requirements.



biblical literature

Founded in 1880, the Society of Biblical Literature is the oldest and largest learned society devoted to the critical investigation of the Bible from a variety of academic disciplines.

The Society publishes books and journals, including the Journal of Biblical Literature, through SBL Press. 




Explore the fascinating origins of the Bible and its eventful history. On Bible Odyssey, the world’s leading scholars share the latest historical and literary research on key people, places, and passages of the Bible.  

Founded in 1880, the Society of Biblical Literature is the oldest and largest learned society devoted to the critical investigation of the Bible based on the Humanities’ core disciplines. With over 8,000 members worldwide, it represents and convenes scholars whose life work is in biblical and ancient Near Eastern studies. The SBL promotes the academic study of the Bible and of sacred texts generally.