The Ira J. Taylor Library contains the largest theological collection in the Rocky Mountain area with approximately 205,800 volumes, 60,600 microforms, and over 900 current periodical and serial subscriptions. In addition to these resources, Iliff students and faculty have library privileges at the University of Denver’s Penrose Library, the Denver Seminary Library, and the St. John Vianney Theological Seminary Library. Ask at the circulation desk for information about these and other libraries.
Taylor Library also makes its collection available to the general public, and anyone may use the books, periodicals, microforms, and audio–visual materials for study in the Library. A generous lending policy is intended to meet the needs of Iliff personnel and students as well as visitors to the Library. The library staff has further information about how to qualify for circulation privileges. Visitors may also request to borrow materials owned by Taylor Library through the interlibrary loan department of their local library.
Library users may search for items that the Library owns using the online public access catalog (ISAIAH) via computers located in the circulation area and the book stacks. ISAIAH may also be accessed online. Search types include, but are not limited to, author, title, subject, series, and call number, with both keyword and alphabetical search options. ISAIAH also allows combined access to several databases; see the “combined databases” tab for more information. Library users may also use ISAIAH to review their personal circulation records (“my account”), to search course reserves, or to check the Library hours.
Online resources enable patrons to do significant library research from the comfort of their own home or office. Follow the links on the right for access to library resources and research assistance at Iliff and beyond.