Randy Kilby Memorial Library
The Library is available to students, local pastors and the general public.
Fruitland’s 34,000+ volumes specialize in biblical resources of value to pastors and those studying for the ministry. Biblical studies, religion, philosophy and reference books are housed on the top floor. The bottom floor has biography, history, literature, other non-religion books as well as quiet places to study.
The Randy Kilby Library is open:
- Monday 8 a.m to 9:30 p.m.
- Tuesday 7:15 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
- Wednesday 7:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
- Thursday 7:15 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
- Friday 7:15 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Other Resources for Online Research
- Christian Classics Ethereal Library hosted by Calvin College offers a large collection public domain Christian books.
- Google Books contains many public domain books. Copyrighted books can be previewed. Previews often give valuable information, possibly even the very portion of the book you need for your research.
- The Internet Archive hosts 30 petabytes of websites, software, audio, video, and especially books. The Internet Archive also hosts the Open Library where you can check out modern copyrighted ebooks.
- The Library of Congress has a large collection of online resources, particularly American history primary sources. The LOC also hosts read.gov with a variety of online materials.
- Librivox offeres free public domain audio books
- OnlineBooks at the University of Pennsylvania is an updated index of online books from a variety of sources.
- The Perseus Project is an online library of classic Greek and Latin works hosted by Tufts University.
- Project Gutenberg contains over 50,000 free ebooks in a variety of formats.
- Smithsonian Libraries also maintain a collection of primarily public domain books.
- The World Factbook is compiled by the United States Central Intelligence Agency. The CIA’s World Factbook contains information about countries around the world, including maps. The Word Factbook is in the public domain, which means you can use the material freely with no fear of violating copyright laws. Nevertheless, you may want to cite the Factbook in your research for the sake of your paper’s credibility.