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**Getting Started**: Student services

A guide to the various information resources available in the Lapp Learning Commons

Available services


The Learning Commons has public workstations that are connected to a networked printer/photocopier.  Learning Commons staff are always ready to assist patrons with their questions. Students must know their CTS email login information in order to log in to the computers or use the printer/photocopier/scanner. 

Course Readings

A copy of all required and recommended course readings is kept on the reserve shelf behind the circulation desk. These books may be checked out for a maximum of three hours at a time. Please ask a library assistant to provide you with the course text you need.

See available course texts on the reserve shelf.

Gadgets & Tools

The circulation desk has the following equipment that you can check-out: headsets, phone chargers (iPhone and Android).

‚ÄčGreen Room

The Green Room in the Lapp Learning Commons provides Mac computers for use in desktop publishing and video editing. Software includes Adobe Creative Suite and iMovie. Please contact the Learning Commons or IT staff in order to use.

Group Study Rooms

There are several group study rooms that are offered on a first-come first served basis. Priority will be given to groups of 2-5 people requiring study space. Reservations for a group study room can be made by emailing the Learning Commons. 

MacLean Family Reading Room

The Reading Room offers comfortable surroundings that is designated as a silent study area. There are plenty of electrical outlets to power your devices.


Students will have $25.00 deposited to their account for printing and photocopying each semester. To access those funds, students will need to swipe their CTS ID Card when they print or photocopy material in the library. Patrons must pay for all copied/printed pages, including errors. Printing and photocopying costs $0.10 per side of the page, i.e. a double-sided printout on a single sheet is still $0.20.


The Learning Commons has a self-serve scan station. You can scan material and send via email or save to USB. 

Study Carrels

While the learning commons does not offer traditional study carrels, Ph.D. and D.Min. students can request a locker from the circulation desk and utilize the study spaces found in the learning commons for their research needs. All materials in one's locker must be checked out.

Suggest New Books/Journals

If there's a book or journal that you would like to have access to in the Learning Commons, then shoot us an email and let us know! 


The librarian is available for individual or group instruction, inside or outside of a class. 

Research Assistance

The librarian can help students learn how to use library resources, including online databases, journals, catalog, references, interlibary loan system, archives, BibleWorks, and paper and dissertation guidelines. You can ask for this service either by walk-in or appointment.

Course Research Instruction

The library provides course research instruction at the request of faculty. This type of instruction will be tailored to the need of the course. The library welcomes the opportunity to co-design instructional materials for in-person and online coursework.