About Our Collection

Our books represent a wide variety of subjects:

-          Theology and spirituality

-          Dealing with the critical times in one's life

-          Fiction (with and without church themes)

-          Children will find their books on the shelves on the right as they enter the library, as well as in the children's section of the sanctuary

-          A varied and inviting section devoted to the books discussed by the Grace Church on-the-Hill Book & Film Group

 Maintaining the library is our way of walking alongside you, as we all strive to follow Christ's command to love God and to love our neighbors as ourselves. Our hope is to:

 -          Increase your knowledge of the scriptures, history of the church, and Anglican tradition

-          Support you at such key moments as birth, baptism, marriage and divorce, and aging and death

-          Enrich your leisure time and respond to your varied interests


 Using the Library: Finding, Borrowing, and Returning Books


The Grace Church librarians provide "Library Hours" every Tuesday from 2 to 4:30.

At other times you are welcome to come and borrow books whenever you wish, but please check with the Church Office prior to your visit, as the room is often used for meetings.

The catalogue is available on-line, both through the church's website (click on the Browse button above) and on the desktop computer available in the Library.

Circulation is self-service. Signs posted in the Library explain how to borrow books, and when and where to return them. Please remember to include your phone number AND the date you are borrowing the book when you sign the borrower's card.




The Grace Church Library's WebSearch module is now available for your browsing. To check whether the Library has the book you are looking for, or perhaps to see what books we have about meditation, or by Henri Nouwen, please go to "Search the library." Click on it and you will find yourself at the Basic Search Screen. The trick here is to type a word, or some words, into the first empty box BEFORE clicking on any of the buttons below. After you have entered a search term, choose and click on the search that best suits your query (Author, Title, Subject, or Keyword). A useful trick is to keep your query simple. Just the author's surname or just the first 1 or 2 words of a title. As our database grows, you may have to be more precise. CAVEAT: If we have books that match your query, the WebSearch will tell you that you may "Request To Borrow Checked Item(s)". Alas, we cannot provide that service at this time. Jot down the Call Number of the book and come in to the Library.  For questions or suggestions, you can e-mail the Library directly at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (but remember those e-mails will usually only be answered on Tuesdays) or e-mail Bettie Tullis (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or Susannah Ketchum (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).