how to find and check out a book

The library is located in the Session House. The library catalog is available to search from your computer, phone or tablet.  Click here to access it. There is also a computer available on the desk in the library for your use, as well as a printed title and author list. (The print-out may not contain the most recent additions.)


Books can be searched by title, author, or subject. From your search results list, look for the call number (Dewey Decimal number). The books are shelved in numerical order according to the call number, so that’s how you will find your book on the shelf. (Fiction is shelved in its own section by the author’s last name.)


We still use the card in the back of the book to check out, in order to make the process easy in our self-service library. (That means that all books in the catalog appear as “Available,” whether they are checked out or not.)


When you find your book on the shelf, sign your name legibly
and write the date (month, day and year) on the card in the back of the book
and put it in the file box on the library desk.


Our DVDs have not yet been added to the online catalog, but may be checked out. Our children’s books (located in the Ministry Center beside Daewon’s office) are not searchable at this time, but are available for browsing and check-out. The box for cards is on a table near the books.


If you have a question about the library, e-mail the librarian at librarian@firstpresnb.org or leave a note on the library desk. We try to check the e-mail once a day and the written messages once a week.