Dallas Chinese Bible Church

Church Library

General Info

Ministry

To inspire, build up and equip the believers at DCBC by serving as a resource center for Christian books and media materials.

Hours

Sundays, 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM

Location

The library is located at F-110 nears the Fellowship Hall on the first floor.

Contacts

library@dcbcsite.org

Space & Bookstacks

Staff Picks

    • English: Bookcases D3-D4
    • Chinese: Bookcases D5-D6
    • Children's: D1-D2
    • Family: D7

English Language

    • Bookcases E1-E7

Chinese Language

    • Bookcases C1-C6

Children's

    • Bookcases K1-K4

By Our Pastors

    • Bookcases D0, D8-D9

References and Others

    • References: Bookcases R1-R2
    • Videos: Bookcase R3

Published Libraries

Current DCBC Library collections, and the books' summaries, can be found at:

goo.gl/Q4RZnY

or

https://dcbc.libib.com


Library Subjects

DCBC Library Books Subjects

Usage & Borrowing

The library is open to all brothers and sisters to browse and read books during the library's opening hours. However, if you would like to take library materials outside of the library room, you need to first checkout the materials using your own DCBC library card.

Library Card

A library card is required to checkout materials in the DCBC library. DCBC attendees can apply for library cards by filling this application form, or apply in person at the DCBC Library. If children are under 18 years of age, a parent or legal guardian must apply on their behave, and agree to take responsibility for all materials borrowed on the card. Due date for all borrowed materials is 21 days after checkout.

Checkout Library Materials

  1. Apply for a library card, if haven't already done so, at the library.
  2. Take the selected materials to the checkout table, which is between the librarian's desk and the Kiosk.
  3. Use the gray Android laptop on the checkout table to self-checkout the materials by:
      1. Tapping the camera icon on the Android app to start scanning the QR code on each of the items. (The QR code is usually at the back of the book.)
      2. Repeat the above until all items to borrow are scanned, then tap the Checkout button (in cyan color at the lower right of the screen).
      3. At the next window, enter your 13-digit library code, which is 1 + <Your 10-digits phone number> + <Your 2-digits security code>.
  4. The materials can then be taken out of the library.

Returning Library Materials

  1. Locate the book drop box. It's a black box underneath the checkout table.
  2. Deposit the material into the drop box though the box' hopper door.

Overdue Library Materials

Borrowing privileges are suspended if there are outstanding or repeatedly overdue materials.

Loss or Excessive Damage of Library Materials

For loss or excessive damage to the library materials, the borrower/reader is responsible for acquiring identical replacements for the library. If the original materials can't be acquired, the borrower shall compensate the library for the damage/loss. Borrowing and library usage privileges are suspended until such loss or damage is settled.

Learning Opportunities

Adunt Sunday School

Adult Sunday School Spring quarter started on 3/3. Here are the courses offered:

國語 (9:30 AM):

    • 永生的第一年 (2):這是生命 * G-204
    • 哥林多後書 * F-122
    • 但以理書 * G-124

粵語 (11 AM):

    • 罪的再思-普及版 * G-124

English (11 AM):

    • Systematic Theology (3/17 start; Young Adults Class) * G-201
    • Redeeming Work (Adults Class) * G-203

Details can be found at https://goo.gl/JDsEuE

News

2019-03-19

Book lending service is currently unavailable, as we continue to re-catalog our library books. 500 books have been cataloged so far.

We anticipate book lending to start on 4/28. There will be a check-out station for self-check-out books using a mobile app, shown at the right. We will no longer use the library book cards for checking out books.

2019-01-20

Library is now open. However, there will be no book lending while we re-catalog our collections.

2018-11-16

Library will be closed from 11/25 to 1/20 for rearrangement, to improve the reading environment and book displays.

Helps are needed for the rearrangement. If you can help with this library improvment effort, or have any questions, please contact Janet Li (janetli123@gmail.com) or Jerry Chen (jerry.chen@dcbcsite.org), or come by the library at 1 PM on 11/25.

2018-11-09

A library improvement initiative is underway to increase the reading and circulation of library materials. The planned changes include new library layout and new cataloging/circulation system to:

  • Make the space more inviting
  • Use bookstores model – Making it reader-interest driven
  • Self-serve search via library kiosk, personal devices, etc.
  • Decrease staffing need

Diagram to the right has the new library layout: