Congregational Library

Our congregation maintains a targeted collection of books and other media to support our members and friends in their searches for truth and meaning. Areas of strength include Unitarian Universalist history and theology, world religions, philosophy, humanism, and other topics in spirituality. The library also cares for children’s books belonging to the Children’s Religious Education committee. When browsing our shelves, you’ll notice colored dots on some of the spines. Green dots indicate introductory books on Unitarianism, blue dots mark books written by our congregation’s own members and friends, and yellow dots mark the children’s books.  For any inquiries, please email library@grandriverunitarian.ca

Hours

The Congregational Library is open from 12:00 to 12:30 p.m. after Sunday services in Room 4 on the lower level. Our volunteer team staffs the library at this time and can assist you in your search.

Lending Period

Members and friends in the GRU directory may borrow books for 3 weeks. Others may borrow books by special arrangement. Children need to have a parent or guardian present when they borrow books. Items can be returned to the library staff or to our Library file folder when we are not open.

Catalogue

Our books are catalogued and can be searched online! Use the search box or click on “tags” to browse for items of interest.

For adult titles, visit http://www.librarything.com/catalog/grandriverunitarian
For children’s titles, visit http://www.librarything.com/catalog/GRU-CRE

Adding to the Collection

Our team has a small budget for buying new books each year and welcomes suggestions of relevant titles. We also welcome donations! We evaluate both in light of our terms of reference, which outline what our collection comprises. Donated books that fall outside our scope are returned with our thanks, and those that are accepted are marked with a special book plate thanking the donor. Donations and suggestions can be presented to Sunday's library team volunteer or placed in the black-mesh basket attached to the bookshelf.