About the Swanton Library
The Swanton Library is named after Rev Dr Robert Swanton who, after the organisation of the Theological Hall in 1975, was appointed Acting Principal until 1977 and Principal 1978-81. Coming out of retirement, Dr Swanton led the College for its first seven years. On his death in 1992 he left a generous legacy to the College to help fund the library and the work of the Reformed Theological Review which he helped to initiate.
The Swanton library has a collection of 26,000 items, with additional books are constantly coming in through gift or purchase. Monetary donations are tax deductible, and the donation of theological books is always welcome.
Books are catalogued using the Pettee classification scheme. The Library receives over 140 periodicals, and has an extensive collection of audio tapes, videos and CDs.
Students have right of access (though not borrowing rights) to all the theological libraries in Melbourne.