The Library At WSC


Weekdays: 7:30 am–10:00 pm
Saturdays: 9:00 am–5:00 pm
Sundays: Closed

Summer Hours:
Weekdays: 8:00 am–4:30 pm
Weekends: Closed


Westminster Seminary California
1725 Bear Valley Parkway
Escondido, CA 92027


Telephone: (760)480-8474.

James Lund (Library Director): [email protected], ext. 128
Katherine VanDrunen (Reference Librarian): [email protected], ext. 126

Library Policies

Our library is open to students, faculty, staff, and community patrons. For more information on our policies, please click the link below.

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Campus Bookstore

Our bookstore is located inside the library and is open the same hours as the library. For more information or to access our online store, please click the link below.

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Library Policies

Library Handbook

The Library Handbook is available as a PDF download.

Renewing books

Students may renew books for an additional 30 days. In deference to student needs, community patrons have no book renewal privileges.

Library cards

There are several categories of registered library users: students, faculty, staff, and community patrons. The only acceptable method for users to check out materials are library cards. Community patrons are charged $30 per year for cards.

Loan Periods

There is a30 day loan period for all patrons, renewable for an additional 30 days for students only.

Fees and Fines

Students: 10 cents/day/book and 25 cents/day/book for reserve books.
Community patrons: 25 cents/day/book.


Wireless internet access is available only to students and faculty.

Copying and Printing

Outside patrons can make copies for a nominal fee.

Disability Access

The WSC library is committed to providing accessibility to library materials, programs, and services to all users. All staff will make every effort to accommodate reasonable requests from users with disabilities. If your disability is invisible, please identify yourself as having a disability when you seek assistance. If your needs are not met by the policies and procedures described in this handout, please notify the library. We will examine and, if necessary, extend our policies and procedures to appropriately accommodate your needs.

Off-campus access

WSC students, faculty, and alumni can access the library’s article databases off-campus using our search tools (above).

Library Conduct

The WSC library provides educational resources and services to support learning and scholarship at WSC. The Library creates and maintains a productive environment conducive to thought, research, and study for members of the academic community. The library provides an atrium area for students to gather and work collaboratively on projects. However, the remainder of the library building is set aside for private study. It is the responsibility of library users to contribute to this atmosphere and to respect the needs of other users. Unacceptable behavior includes but is not limited to the following:

  • Disrupting in any manner the provision of an environment that is conducive to study
  • Deliberate misuse of materials or equipment that interferes with or prevents timely access to resources or equipment by other users or staff
  • Violation of seminary policies, including policies on computer and network use, cell phone use, electronic communications, and harassment
  • Vandalism, theft, or defacement of library materials or other property
  • Refusal to comply with instructions of the library staff


If you have books which you believe would fit into our collection (biblical, historical and theological) and you would like to donate, please bring them by. The library staff will evaluate the donation and add important and necessary books to the collection. Of course, the library reserves the right to refuse or not to incorporate donations into the collection. For more information, please contact the Library Director.