Library

Welcome to the Grace Library Webpage! 

We are delighted that you are interested in our library.  We have over 8,000 resources to help enrich your spiritual journey.  This library has books and media from an evangelical Christian perspective; within that perspective are various schools of thought regarding parenting, psychology, theology and Bible interpretation. Please use discernment.  Our library is located just around the corner from the Missions Area in the lobby of the Worship Center. Just walk down the stairs or ramp, and you'll see the library on your immediate right.  Use of the library is free of charge -- a completed registration form is all that we need – and is open to anyone in the Santa Clarita Valley.  You can also search our collection from home or work.  Just follow the link below for searching the catalog and also for viewing your personal library account.  We provide excellent Christian materials for all ages and stages in life, to help people “grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.” (2 Peter 3:18) 

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Search our Catalog                            Renew Item                              Library Hours

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CURBSIDE PICK-UP & DROP-OFF:

The library is open for curbside pick-up/drop off by PRE-ORDER ONLY.  Here is how it works:

  1. Browse our online catalog (availability status is located in the upper right hand corner of the search result box).
  2. Submit your order either via e-mail to mindy.castro@gracebaptist.org or by phone at 661-296-8737 x197.
  3. Once your order is ready you will receive a notification that items can be picked up.  Pick up will be available from 11:00-3:00 Tuesday - Thursday and 9:00-12:30 on Sundays.  
  4. Pick up will be at the tables set up outside by the main offices during the week, and on a cart on the patio (by the welcome cart) on Sundays.  Your item(s) will be in a bag marked with your name. Please only take items marked for you!
  5. If you would like to drop off books you may leave them in the boxes under the table (Tues.-Thurs.) or on the bottom shelf of the cart (Sundays) anytime during curbside hours.

NOTE: If you are a senior, or unable to leave your home due to high risk status, and live in the Santa Clarita Valley you may contact Mindy to request a home delivery option. In addition, if you cannot make it during normal business hours contact Mindy to schedule a different time.

BOOK REVIEWS:    

(to hopefully help with discernment)

RECOMMENDED-BY TITLES:

David Hegg

Peter Beers

Dan Broyles

Jared Burkholder

Gabe Garcia

Aaron Miller

Women's Ministry

Books for New Believers

GBC LIBRARY POLICIES:

CHECKOUT PERIODS
One week is assigned for single CDs and DVDs.
All books and items with 2 or more discs have a 3-Week checkout period.

RENEWALS
You may renew in person, by phone or by email. Please try to renew by the due date of the item -- this really helps our staff! If you leave a voice message or send an email, please give us the full name of the person under which the items were checked out. If needed, please spell the last name in your phone message. Each library item may be renewed two times, unless it is being used for a group (more) or is on reserve for someone else (less).

OUR COLLECTION
Our sections are divided by Age Group and Material Type.  Age groups are determined by content and not necessarily reading level, therefore not all material is appropriate for all age levels.  Parents, please use discernment. 

Feel free to talk with a librarian and/or fill out a “Request for New Materials” form if you have a recommendation for a specific book, audio or DVD resource to add to our collection.

WHEN THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED
You may return library items to our Return Cabinet in the Worship Center lobby any time the church building is open, usually 8AM to 9PM (8AM to 6PM Fridays), seven days a week, except for holidays.
When worship services are not in session, please enter the D "Office" building, as the glass doors to the Worship Center are locked.
The Return Cabinet is at the top of the ramp across from the library doors. You can also put any fine money into envelopes provided, write your name on the envelope, and drop it in the lower slot.

OVERDUE AND LOST ITEMS
We assess a 10-cent fine per day per overdue item, which is $.50 per week. We do not charge fines on Mondays and Fridays.
For lost items, please pay the replacement fee so that others will be able to use the item in the future.

RESERVING AN ITEM
You may ask for a Hold on a checked-out item, so that when it is returned, it will be held for you to pick up. Reserve an item by phone, in person, or by e-mailing us at Library@GraceBaptist.org.

FREE CART
Check this cart in the back right corner of the library for items which the library has discarded. Please take what interests you! If you wish, you may give a voluntary cash donation for the items.

DONATING BOOKS AND MEDIA
If you desire to donate any Christian materials to our library, please bring them to a librarian during open hours. If you wish to donate a newly published book or media item, please notify us in advance so that we do not purchase it. We no longer accept audio or video cassette tapes.

HOW YOU CAN HELP US
Please add Library@GraceBaptist.org to your address list so that our emails get through your spam filter. We communicate with most library patrons by email -- this saves our ministry money and time.

Ask a librarian about opportunities to serve in the library. Volunteers serve on weekdays, weeknights, or weekends, doing a variety of tasks. We'd love to have you join us!

LIBRARY HOURS:  The library is closed as of 3/14/2020 until further notice.

  • Sunday mornings 10:00 - 12:30 pm
  • Tuesday mornings 10:00 - 2:00 pm
  • Wednesday mornings 10:00 - 2:00 pm
  • Wednesday evenings 6:00 - 8:30 pm (Awana evenings only)
  • Thursday mornings 10:00 - 2:00 pm
  • *HOLIDAY CLOSURES: 
    • CLOSED Sunday July 5th