The library staff encourages the opportunity to offer research instruction either in the classroom or in the library. Please contact Steve Michaels, Interim Director of the Cook Library, for information.
On the library website are Subject Guides ("toolkits") that offer resources by topic and can be very helpful to your students in their research. We welcome your input as well regarding websites and materials that you think would be helpful to include in the toolkits.
Materials can be renewed two times, unless another library user has put a hold on them. Go to Renewing Online, or follow the link in the courtesy email. Materials can also be renewed at the Circulation Desk.
Books and articles not found in Cook’s or VanWylen’s collections may be requested by interlibrary loan. Contact The Circulation Supervisor, Circulation Supervisor, with any questions you may have.
Scanning, printing and photocopying of materials for courses and research are available on the first floor of the library at no cost to WTS faculty. Please inquire at the Circulation Desk.
Internet links to Cook Library Electronic Resources need special treatment before being posted to Canvas. Please see this page for more information.
Cook Library seeks to maintain copies of books published by faculty while on staff at Western. Donation of publications are appreciated.
Cook Library supports the mission of Western Theological Seminary by being the center for access to biblical, theological, and ministry information resources for students, faculty, and alumni of Western Theological Seminary and the West Michigan community.