Extramural study requires devotion and ongoing dedication. This is so much easier to sustain when you enjoy the process, like a favourite hobby, and when you don't feel alone. After nearly 20 years providing academic correspondence courses in theology, we have learned how to make home study more collegiate, more supportive and more successful for you.
That's why our distance tutors keep in contact with course participants during the whole course process... with ongoing help, comments and encouragement.
Students registered for courses with EIDTS are entitled to access books from designated libraries in each of the main centres. Listed below are libraries with whom we have a working relationship. Students need to make their own arrangements to borrow books from each of these libraries. Some books may also be available through the inter-loan system. Requests may be lodged with any university or local library.
|The John Kinder Theological Library at St John's College - Auckland|
The Kinder Library has a wide range of theological books and will extend borrowing privileges to people undertaking theological study once you have registered with the library.
Judith Bright, Librarian
Private Bag 28 907
Cheques should be made payable to: John Kinder Theological Library
The Kinder Library will require the your name, address, and proof of enrolment with EIDTS. No
joining fee is required, but when you register with the Library you
need to provide a postal borrower's fee of $20 from which all postage
costs will be deducted. Cheques
should be made payable to John Kinder Theological Library.
The postal service is
not available to students living in Auckland.
The Kinder Library catalogue may be accessed through the above website.
Access to various databases, including theological periodicals, and e-books are also available from the website.
|The Library at Theology House - Christchurch|
All persons may borrow from the Theology House libraries.
Chris Church, Librarian
31 Yaldhurst Road, Upper Riccarton, Christchurch
PO Box 6728, Christchurch 8442.
Phone: 03 341 3399
There is no charge for the use of the Theology House Library apart from the cost for postage (approx $5.00 per item) A good selection of dictionaries and encyclopaedia are held in the reference collection. Journal articles can be copied and posted (within the terms of the Copyright Act) at a charge of 20 cents per page.
The Theology House catalogue can be visited online at www.theologyhouse.ac.nz
The loan period for postal borrowers is 28
days. (This includes an allowance for postage time on top of the usual
loan period of 21 days.)
|Hewitson Library - Dunedin|
John Timmins, Librarian, Lynley Trounson, Reference/Interloans Librarian
Web site: www.hewitsonlibrary.org.nz
All borrowers must register and renew membership annually. Postage should be refunded when returning a book. Normally that is the only cost but if extensive searches are carried out reasonable charges may be levied. Renewals may be requested by mail, phone or fax.
The Hewitson Library catalogue may be accessed through the University of Otago website
Wellington Institute of Theology Library
John McCaul, Librarian
The main WIT library is open to members during normal office hours.
Location: Anglican Centre, (1st Floor)
18 Eccleston Hill,
The Palmerston North branch is accessible 9am-1pm Monday to Friday.
Location: St Peter’s, Anglican Church
229 Ruahine St
Palmerston North 4414.Requests may be made by mail, telephone or email and books will be sent out by post. All borrowers must register and renew membership annually. Subscription is $25.00 waged and $15.00 unwaged. Extra charges may be incurred for multiple use of the postage service. Extra books and/or special terms of loan can be arranged for long term study. The WIT library catalogue is hosted by ANGLICAT, accessed through the John Kinder Theological Library website at www.kinderlibrary.ac.nz
Students can also access books at their local public library through the inter-loan system. Requests may be lodged at any library where the student holds a current membership.