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Mid-America Reformed Seminary Library
229 Seminary Drive
Dyer, IN 46311
p.219.864.2400, x114
f.219.864.2409

Mid-America Reformed Seminary Library

Hours of operation

When classes are in session:

M-Th: 8:00 am – 10:00pm
F: 8:00 am – 4:30pm
S: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Closed on the Lord’s Day

Summer and during class breaks:

M-F: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Closed on holidays observed by the Seminary

Who may use the library?
The Mid-America Reformed Seminary Library primarily serves current students, faculty, alumni, and board members. The Theological Librarian may also grant access to local pastors. Only current students and faculty are able to use resources such as online databases, interlibrary loan, and wireless internet access.
I’m taking classes from an online seminary but I live within driving distance of Mid-America. May I use your library?
The use of library materials will not be extended to students from other institutions, whether enrolled in traditional or online programs. Those students must avail themselves of library resources from the schools in which they are enrolled.
How can I renew my books?
Books may be renewed in person but you may also email or call the Associate Librarian.
How do I print and make copies? How much does it cost?
The library has a printer/photocopier available for student use. The general public may use the machine for making photocopies of Library materials such as journal articles or reference book entries. For photocopying jobs that are unrelated to the Seminary’s theological collection, you are asked to make use of the copiers at the Lake County Public Library or a commercial copying source.

When printing, choose the machine called "Océ." Both photocopies and prints cost five cents ($0.05 per page; double-sided cost $0.10/page) for students, ten cents ($0.10 per page; double-sided cost $0.20/page) for non-students. You can make single or double-sided copies, with or without staples – ask for help at the circulation desk. Students may fill out a charge sheet and will be billed for their copies; all other patrons must pay for their copies in the Business Office.
How is the Library organized?
The Library uses Library of Congress Classification. Use the following guide for browsing:
  1. A: General Works
  2. B: Philosophy and Religion
    • B-BJ: Philosophy
    • BL-BX: Religion
    • BR: Christianity
    • BS: Bible and Exegesis
    • BT: Doctrinal Theology
    • BV: Practical Theology
    • BX: Denominations and sects
  3. C-F: History
  4. H: Social Science
  5. L: Education
  6. M: Music
  7. P: Philology and Literature
    • PA: Greek
    • PJ: Hebrew
  8. R: Medicine
  9. Z: Bibliography
What books may be checked out?
All books in the Main collection (no call number prefix) may be checked out, in addition to audio-visual materials (call numbers starting with "AV") and items from the Christian Education section (call numbers starting with "CRL"). Reference books, journals (bound or paper copies), indexes, and books from the Reformed Heritage Collection may not be checked out or removed from the library.
What happens if I lose a book?
You’ll be charged the amount necessary to both replace and process another copy. Your borrowing privileges will be suspended until the necessary fees are paid.