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Religious Education Research Guide

About James White Library

The James White Library Seminary Collection represents approximately 180,000 books, 33,000 bound journal volumes, 500 print subscriptions, and 50,000 microforms. In addition, Seminary students and faculty have full access to all the information resources of Andrews University. These numbers do not include growing e-book and e-journal collections.

This includes a Seminary Reference section with approximately 3200 titles including encyclopedias, dictionaries, language tools, commentaries, and historical Texts.

The Seminary Library collection represents well the literatures of the Seminary disciplinary fields, with particular strengths in Biblical Studies and Christian Ministry. All topics of special interest to Seventh-day Adventists are collected exhaustively, and in most of these, James White Library has the largest holdings of any library.

Of related interest is the Center for Adventist Research, a leading documentary collection for the study of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, its predecessors and related groups, from the Millerite movement of the mid nineteenth century to the present. 

The reference collection of the Institute of Archaeology and the Seigfried H. Horn Museum is also represented in the James White Library Catalog.

Mission Statement


The James White Library at Andrews University transforms its users by facilitating discovery
and knowledge creation in order to enrich the world and the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

Vision Statement

Shape the future by developing globally engaged scholars.


Globally engaged scholars made here

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