SAGU AIC students, staff, and faculty may borrow materials from other libraries through Interlibrary Loan for free. You may request books, articles from periodicals, theses, and dissertations. Physical items (like books) typically arrive in one (1) to two (2) weeks; digital items (like articles) typically arrive within two (2) to seven (7) days.
Once you discover a resource that you would like from another library, there are several ways to request it:
We will process the request as quickly as possible and will email you when the item has arrived or if we need more information to process your request.
SAGU AIC does not charge patrons to borrow materials. Borrowers are responsible for overdue charges, as well as replacement costs for lost books.
The library offers one-on-one reference consultations to help you with your research. Whether you are just starting a project or nearing the end, friendly library staff are available to help you find the best resources.
The librarian can assist students in accessing the best research materials, whether books in the library or online resources. Contact the librarian with your research questions either face-to-face or by phone at (602) 944-3335 x217.
Computers are available for student use with AIC login. A printer/scanner/copier is also available for students’ course notes and assignments.
The library can deliver customized instruction on research in classes, as well as tours of library resources targeted to specific class resource needs.
Faculty may place library materials on reserve for a class. Materials will be held behind the circulation desk, available to students for 2-hour access in the library.
Recommendations for the library to purchase can be made by sending us your prepared list as an email attachment.
The library accepts donations of academic works for AIC curriculum meeting these criteria: in good condition, with no marks or underlining, published in 1990 or more recently, professional/scholarly content.
The Nelson Memorial Library (Waxahachie campus) is happy to transfer any of their books to the Dorothy Cummings Memorial Library (AIC campus) for SAGU AIC students to check out. Contact your AIC librarian in person at the Dorothy Cummings Memorial Library. You can search the Nelson Memorial Library's books in our catalog here.
AIC participates in a cooperative of local theological libraries, the TLCA. AIC students and faculty may visit other libraries in the TLCA, show their AIC ID card, use resources and check out books. This sharing of resources expands the materials available to the AIC community and makes our library available to others as well.