THE TRINITY Theological College Library at the Synod office in Auchenflower, Brisbane, is now open to all members of the
Uniting Church in Queensland.
Not only has the physical space changed but the library now has an affi iation with the Australian Catholic University, free
membership to Uniting Church members and more readily available electronic resources.
Librarian, Alethea Hubley, said that the Trinity Library is dynamic and can be a catalyst for change but has previously been
an under-utilised resource.
“Opening up free membership to Uniting Church members was important so that we could increase our members’ use of the library,” she said.
“There is an increasing emphasis on lay education and in order to develop lay leadership within the Uniting Church, as part of the Christian education program, it’s important that members have access to resources.”
Ms Hubley said the change was prompted by the need for more electronic resources as we move into the digitised world.
“Electronic documents, specifically Uniting Church documents, are available via the catalogue.
We are trying to digitise as many of the older reports as possible.”
The changes have also meant that membership to the library is not restricted to those who live close to Brisbane’s CBD.
“We have been ensuring that people in remote areas of Queensland are aware that we will mail them resources wherever
“The growing emphasis on electronic resources means that it doesn’t matter where you live in Queensland, you can have access to the library.
“People in remote locations or even within the greater Brisbane area can also access the full text of journals online using the library login information,” she said.
For more information visit www.trinity.qld.edu.au/library
Photo : Alethea Hubley said the Trinity Theological College library is open to all Uniting Church members. Photo by Osker Lau