We are happy to welcome Morling College students, staff and residents back to the library's physical space. Please read the back to campus document before coming in.
Monday 10am* - 5pm
Tuesday - Thursday 10am* - 10pm
Friday 10am* - 5pm
Saturday 10am - 4pm
Sunday - Closed
[The library is closed on all public holidays]
*Level 1 of the Library may open at 8am weekdays, pending the availability of staff.
We are still facilitating reserve and retrieve - please ensure that resources you wish to borrow are reserved 1-2 business days in advance. Email notifications will be sent when items are ready for pick up.
Please return library items in the 24/7 returns chute (outside the MALC building)
The library is located in the new Ministry & Learning Centre, 5 Saunders Close, Macquarie Park NSW 2113.
The Gilbert Wright Library is named to commemorate the contribution of the Rev. B Gilbert Wright who was the Vice Principal of the College for fifteen years and the Principal for ten years.
The role of the Library is to serve the students and staff of Morling College as well as Baptist Pastors in New South Wales (NSW) and Australian Capital Territory (ACT).
Our goal is to work closely with our Academic staff to provide a collection of information resources in a variety of formats. We support the study and research taking place at Morling College.
Orientation sessions for the Library are held in Community Week in Semester One and during MC101 the Academic Writing and Study Skills intensive in Semester 2.
Library Catalogue - Find Out What the Library Holds
All items are listed in the library catalogue. Students can locate, reserve and renew items online.VISIT THE LIBRARY CATALOGUE
Membership is available for all students, faculty and staff of Morling College.
Graduates, accredited Baptist Pastors and interested members of the public may apply for a membership, conditions apply.
More information about the library can be found on Moodle or the student handbook.
The Library staff may be contacted in person during opening hours; and enquiries are welcome during these hours.
Library staff may also be contacted by:
email | firstname.lastname@example.org or
phone | (02) 9878 0201
Library Hours (During Semester):
When the Library is closed, books can be returned via the after-hours Returns Chute.
|Monday||10am to 5pm|
|Tuesday to Thursday||10am to 10pm|
|Friday||10am to 5pm|
|Saturday||10am to 4pm|
* During Semester, the Library may open at 8.00am (weekdays) dependent on student volunteers. If there are no volunteers for a particular day then the Library will open at 10.00am.
All public holidays: closed
The Library has around 175 active journal titles. The latest issues are on display on the top level of the Library. The main journal collection is housed in the Journal Room on the same level. All journals are now listed in the catalogue, including over 30 titles that have a URL link to the full-text articles. If passwords are required these can be found on the Moodle Library page, or check with Library staff. For problems locating particular journal titles please see the Library staff.
Databases and Electronic Resources
Databases give access to journal articles by author, title and subject and are important to use when researching and completing assignments. The Library subscribes to several databases in the areas of religion, philosophy, psychology and education. Some of the databases have the full text of the article. Book reviews and essays are also available through some of the databases. The Library currently subscribes to the EBSCOhost database and the PROQUEST database. Links to these databases can be found on the Library website.
The Library also subscribes to an eBook collection that is accessible through the EBSCOhost database and has acquired a growing collection of eBooks accessible through both the EBSCOhost database and the Library catalogue.
There are Library Help Guides available on the Library Database pages and the Moodle Library Resources page. These outline how to access databases online, referencing information, and information about the EBSCO app that can be used on a student's phone or tablet.
CD and DVD Collection
The Library has a growing collection of reference works on CD and DVDs. Some are available for use on the Library's computer terminals; others are available for loan.
Books are borrowed by students on the self-issue computer near the Library Office. The computer will list all books issued and give the date due. Books cannot be borrowed without a Library card (Student Card) or if there are any other overdue items.
Students may borrow up to 12 items. Most can be borrowed for 14 days; however, some items identified as high-use items may be restricted to a 1 week loan period, as marked on the back of the book. These high-use items can only be requested by those living in NSW/ACT.
Some items are not for loan. These include Closed Reserve books, reference books, journals and past exam papers. Please speak to Library staff to further familiarise yourself with Library loan conditions.
Photocopying and Printing
There are two photocopiers in the Library. These are operated by the use of the Student Card.
Scanning from these copiers is available either to email or USB. At present there is no charge for scanning but a Student Card must be used to activate the machine. Printing can be directed to the photocopiers from the Library computers or sent to the photocopier from a personal computer (in the Library or at home) using a Student Card. Print jobs can be released and activated from any of the photocopiers by using the swipe-and-release function and your Student Card. Printing costs are set at 10c per page. Printing via online webprint is also available.