The ORU Library has several special collections that are shelved, or stored, in areas outside of the main library area. For example, in addition to the opens new windowHoly Spirit Research Center located on LRC, 5th floor, there are three special theology collections located on the 4th floor of the LRC that are accessed by permission only: the Santos, Lasor and JST collections. (For help or access, inquire at the One-Stop Library Services Desk, LRC 4th floor.)
Once you have the call number you will need to find the book on the library shelves. Remember to note which floor the items is on and the location code, which may identify a special collection.
|Library Code||Special Library Collection Name and Location|
opens new windowCurriculum Media Center, Education Center, LRC 5th floor
Health, Leisure and Sport Science Periodicals, located in the opens new windowHLSS Research library, Aerobic Center.
A special health, leisure and sport science collection of non-circulating print journals, many of which are not available full text online.
opens new windowHoly Spirit Research Center, LRC 5th floor
Periodicals and Microform (newspapers, magazines, etc.), Library Information Commons, 4th floor.
Reference Collection, Library Information Commons, 4th floor.
Reference books cannot be checked; however, some titles may have a duplicate in the main collection. Search the title you need in the library catalog to see if the book is located elsewhere in the library and available for checkout.
|LRC 4th Floor Reserve||
opens new windowReserve Materials, located at the One-Stop Library Services Desk, 4th floor
|TBM-Music Listening Room||
Timko Barton Music Collection, Timko Barton Music Building-Listening Lab (TB-2)
William Sanford LaSor Collection, opens new windowHoly Spirit Research Center, LRC 5th floor.
Ordained as a Presbyterian minister and serving as a military chaplain, LaSor also completed two Ph.D.’s – one in Old Testament studies, the other in New Testament. Author (some jointly) of twenty-six books, LaSor is acknowledged as a leading Old Testament evangelical scholar of the last quarter of the twentieth century. He taught for many years at Fuller Theological Seminary. His appreciation of ORU’s desire to foster irenic scholarship in Judaic-Christian studies facilitated purchase of this personal study library from his estate by the School of Theology & Missions.
Elmar Camillo Dos Santos Collection, opens new windowHoly Spirit Research Center, LRC 5th floor.
Elmar dos Santos was a distinguished Christian biblical scholar with special interest in both Judaica (including Septuagint studies) and the Synoptic Gospels. His library expresses these interests, including rare and specialized Judaic sources.
Dos Santos received his doctoral training in Jerusalem, where he lived for twenty-three years, during which time he also taught in several venues. He became acquainted with then-student and now-Professor Brad Young during his studies. Together they worked with the late Dr. Robert Lindsey, whose hypothesis of Lukan priority among the Synoptic Gospels continues to be evaluated and extended through scholars at ORU and in academic societies such as the Society for Biblical Literature. Portions of Santos support such scholarship.
Jewish Theological Seminary Collection, opens new windowHoly Spirit Research Center, LRC 5th floor.
Through Dr. Young’s acquaintance with scholars and librarians at the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York, the University was able to purchase the holdings that constitute this special, secure and non-circulating collection. Among its many volumes that are found infrequently to rarely in North American libraries is the Monatschrift für die Geschichte und Wissenschaft des Judentums.
Dr. Howard Ervin Collection, opens new windowHoly Spirit Research Center, LRC 5th floor.