Anyone who regularly attends Grace Bible Church is welcome to join the church library and borrow. Loans are 3 books per person for 4 weeks or 2 DVDs per family for 1 week.
Join the library by completing the onlineNew Borrower Details form. This provides the library with your name and contact details, especially your email address which is required for you to receive a reminder when books or DVDs are due back. Please check your spam in case the emails land there.
After clicking submit in the online form, please click on the link to the "Self Checkout" form and enter the details of any books or DVDs you are borrowing.
How to borrow
Please note: The church librarian frequently has significant difficulty reading names written on cards, so it is very important to enter information on computer as well as on cards. Cards provide a hardcopy backup of the information on computer. Please therefore follow ALL the steps listed below.
Take the card (green or white) out of the book or DVD
On the card, neatly PRINT in UPPER CASE your FIRST NAME, LAST NAME,, your borrower barcode number if you have one (see STEP 4 below) and today's date..
STEP 2 Place the completed card in the red "Book Cards" box
OR If your name (or your child's name) is NOT in the Borrower Barcodes booklet, please follow this linkto join the library.
STEP 5a Enter your borrower barcode number (from STEP 4 above) in the card number box, then select 'Submit'.
STEP 5b Make sure your name is showing on the screen. If you have made a typo, select 'Finish' to logout, then try again with the correct barcode number.
STEP 5c Type in the 4 digit barcode number on the 'Grace Bible Church Library' sticker in the book, often found beside the book card's pocket, which is often in the front of the book.
STEP 5d Make sure your loans are displayed on the screen.
STEP 5e When you have finished checking your books out, select 'Finish' to log out. If you do not click the 'Finish' button, your session will automatically expire in 120 seconds.
STEP 5f If you would like to return to the catalogue home page after logging out, select 'Return to Catalogue'. This will take you to the log in screen. You can choose to log in to the catalogue, or to 'Return to Catalogue's home page' without logging in.
Borrow from a Mobile Library volunteer in the GBC Holland Park courtyard after the first morning service Give the books or DVDs you wish to borrow to the library volunteer at the Mobile Library, who will lend them out to you. Please note: If the Mobile library is unattended, you can borrow books by following the steps listed above for
Borrow from the Church Librarian The Church Librarian is often in Library Room 2 (the Pre school Sunday School Room) after the second service and is available to lend out books & DVDs, renew books, accept returned books & DVDs, and assist in finding the desired book or DVD.
Loans are for a period of 4 weeks for books and 1 week for DVDs. If you wish to renew a loan, do one of the following:
Ask the library volunteer at the Mobile Library to renew your loan on the library computer
Write a note giving your name and the book titles, and requesting that your loan be renewed. Put the note in the red Book Cards box on the Mobile Library table (or in the Returns Box in the Back Hall)
Login to Koha (the GBC Church Library programme) and renew your loan online.