Other Collections

Audio-Visual Materials

A variety of videos, audiocassettes, slide/cassette kits, filmstrips, and simulation games are available for loan to library users. Those acquired since 1975 are included in the online public access catalog (ISAIAH); those added prior to 1975 are listed in a notebook available at the circulation desk. These materials are shelved on the upper floor, north room.

Church School Curriculum

The Library maintains a bound set of circulating retrospective Methodist curriculum materials on the upper floor, north room. In addition, the Library has non-circulating examples of current curriculum resources from the United Methodist Church and other denominations in the same location.


Taylor Library owns approximately 60,600 microforms, including books, periodicals, and manuscript collections in microformat. Microforms acquired after 1975 are listed in the online catalog (ISAIAH); those purchased before 1975 are found in the card catalog on the upper floor, north room. Periodicals in microformat are listed in the online catalog (ISAIAH) and in the loose-leaf notebooks labeled “List of Serial Holdings” located by the photocopier on the main floor.
All microforms are housed in the microform room on the lower floor and may be checked out like other library materials. Microfilm and microfiche readers are located in this room also.

Reserve Books and Articles

Each quarter, the faculty request that certain books and articles be placed on Reserve status; Reserve is a controlled circulation that permits many users access to materials being used for a particular course. Reserve materials are shelved behind the circulation desk. Library users must ask the circulation staff in order to borrow these items. Library users should provide the professor’s name and the author and title of the material. Reserve materials circulate for two-hour periods and must be used in the Library. However, two hours before the Library closes, reserve materials that are owned by Iliff may be checked out overnight; they must be returned no later than one hour after the Library opens the following day. Reserve materials that belong to other libraries or individuals must remain in the Library at all times. Library users may check out one item at a time during library hours or overnight; those who return materials late will be fined $.50 per item per hour. Items placed on reserve may be searched via the “course reserves” tab of ISAIAH (the online library catalog).