Hours of Availability: Monday – Thursday from 10:00am – 6:00pm
(see Wayne Kinde, Academic Dean, if the library is locked)
The Horizon University library is located in room 805 of the Main Horizon Campus, south of the auditorium. Here, students, faculty and staff can take advantage of our growing resources for research, study and preparation. The library has comfortable seating for relaxed individual or group study, and desk seating space for laptops and in-depth research.
The library provides research and teaching resources for students, faculty, and staff. The current collection holds approximately 10,000 cataloged books, with a concentration on modern and classic works in theology, biblical studies, and Christian ministry. The Library’s Catalog can be searched online both from the campus and remotely using the button below.
Students and faculty can use the two computers on site for any research or writing needs, as well as access to the book search of the library’s catalog, and the classic version of the LOGOS bible software. Students may also print their work from the computer. The first 10 pages are free, and each additional page is .20 cents.
Wireless access is available for students in the library and throughout the campus. See staff or campus signposts for network login information.
The Library is staffed part-time by a librarian who is available for research assistance, reference services, and locating and checking out books. If you would like assistance in these areas, contact the librarian Wendy Scott through the email link. When you email your request, she can suggest and locate the available book(s) or resources, and then check them out to you for pick up at your convenience during library hours.
Writing assistance is also available by appointment, and may be arranged for Fridays as well. Contact the librarian Wendy Scott to make an appointment.
Borrowing Policy Overview
Books must be checked out when removed from the library—either through the librarian, or by writing the information on the check-out sheet at the front desk.
Books can be checked out for three weeks, periodicals and audiovisual materials for one week.
Overdue materials will result in a .25 cent per day fee.
Books may be returned by placing them on the librarian’s desk. Contact the librarian or administration with any questions or concerns. For more details: Library Policies and Services
Reference Books, reserved copies and other materials designated as non-circulating are used only within the library premises and may not be removed from the library.
Journal Subscription Access
Our academic journal print subscriptions to JETS (Journal of Evangelical Theological Society) and Bibliotheca Sacra offer online access to their full archives. These can be excellent resources for research articles. Contact the librarian for current login information.
Use the email link to contact the librarian for any questions regarding research or writing assistance, library policies and services, or if you would like a San Diego Public Library access number to use their online database.
Wendy Scott | Horizon University Librarian | Research and Writing Instructor
Horizon University Links and Documents
Library Policies and Services – for a detailed description of important policies concerning patron obligations, library lending, usage, and services available.
Research and Writing – getting started: research and writing suggestions with helpful links.
Turabian Quick Guide – brief overview of Turabian citation style with examples
Finding and Using Sources – a brief guide to effective research
Basic Essay Guide – a brief guide to Pre-Writing and basic essay concepts
Useful Research Links – full list of web links to:
- Free Online Bible Study and Church History Research Tools
- Critical Thinking and Apologetics Resources
- World Religions Research Resources
Journal Article Databases – Contact librarian for login information
JETS (Journal of Evangelical Theological Society) – Subscription journal access for researching archives
Bibliotheca Sacra – Subscription journal access for researching archives
San Diego Public Library – Access to article databases
Accessing Journals Online – PDF tutorial on searching our subscription databases
Research and Writing Support
San Diego Public Library – general research and database access
CLIP—Cooperative Library Instruction Project – For excellent quick video tutorials on research and writing
Purdue OWL—Online Writing Lab and Resources – For extensive guidance on a wide range of writing tasks, formats, grammar, research tips
Turabian/ Chicago Manual of style
Georgetown University – For help with Turabian Style
The Writing Center (University of Wisconsin) – For help with Turabian Style, general grammar and other writing suggestions
Free Turabian Style Citation Generator – plug in your bibliographic information to generate citations and reference/ works cited page
University of North Carolina – Guidelines for writing a persuasive essay
Merriam-Webster – Dictionary/Thesaurus
Grammarbook – quick grammar and writing rules