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The purpose of Saskatoon Theological Union Libraries is to provide and promote library and information resources in support of the missions and goals of the colleges which form STU. STU Libraries are service-oriented and support the development of academic and religious communities.
Saskatoon Theological Union (STU) Libraries have combined resources to operate as a unified system in 2 locations: Saskatoon Theological Union Library at St. Andrew's College and the Horizon College & Seminary Library. STU Libraries collections consist of over 100,000 monographs, over 6000 ebooks and numerous theological, religious and philosophical digital resources through EBSCO. Our ATLA database includes a scripture searching tool, allowing users to locate scholarly articles and book reviews on specific scripture, chapters and verses.
In the summer of 2020, the Lutheran Seminary Library, College of Emmanuel & St. Chad Library Collection, and the St. Andrew's College Library Collection were amalgamated and interfiled into one collection, housed at St. Andrew's College. St. Andrew's College Library is now the Saskatoon Theological Union Library.
Through a joint collection development policy, each library collects in several specialized subject areas, embracing a wide range of theological topics. Each also maintains a general collection of books and periodicals to meet the needs of courses offered by its College. All currently registered STU students, faculty, and staff as well as members of the public are eligible to borrow material from any STU library.
- Horizon College & Seminary's A C Schindel Library has 21,000 volumes. Areas of concentration include Reformation theology (particularly the writings of John Wesley) and the history and tradition of Pentecostalism. Their collection features resources with a strong evangelical focus.
- The College of Emmanuel & St. Chad Collection (formerly the H.E. Sellers Library) has 21,000 volumes. Areas of concentration include the liturgical tradition and the history and tradition of Anglicanism. In 2014, the library collection was moved to St. Andrew's College Library. It is located at St. Andrew's College in the Saskatoon Theological Union Library.
- The Lutheran Theological Seminary collection (formerly the Otto Olson Memorial Library) Saskatoon contains 45,000 volumes. Biblical studies, Near Eastern Christianity, and the Reformation (particularly Luther’s work) are significant strengths. The library hosts the Centre for Rural Community Leadership and Ministry collection, as well as a Mennonite collection and a Jewish-Christian relations collection. The Lutheran Theological Seminary Library collection was moved to St. Andrew's College in 2020 and is located in the Saskatoon Theological Union Library.
- The St. Andrew’s College Library has 37,000 volumes and receives 30 periodicals. It has extensive holdings on the Reformed churches and traditions and on Canadian church history with special emphasis on the prairie context. It has developed a particularly strong collection in the areas of liberation theology, feminist theology and current social issues. The library hosts a collection of United church New Curriculum materials.
Access to the University of Saskatchewan Library is available to STU students, faculty, and staff. The U of S Library has a strong theological collection within its 3,500,000 volumes, plus general and subject-specific databases. STU students, faculty and staff who are travelling may also request in-person access to the library. USask has developed a research guide on Religion.