The library was established with the opening of St Andrew's in February 1986.
The first full-time librarian was appointed at the end of 1987. Until that time the library was largely an accumulation of books and periodicals bought by academic staff and donated by other libraries in the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia.
In September 1995 the library moved to its new premises. Since the move, new chairs, study carrels, computer terminals, a serials display stand, reception table and loans desk have been added, custom-made to suit the refined and academic atmosphere of the library.
The collection currently consists of over 16,500 monographs and 200 periodicals available in English and Greek with specialisation in (Greek) Patristic texts, Eastern Orthodox doctrine and spirituality, and Byzantine Music transcripts.
The Library has been greatly enriched by the benefaction of the Very Rev. Miltiades Chryssavgis and Presbytera Alkistis Chryssavgis, the late Archimandrite Chrysostomos Vogiatzoglou, and the late Mr Michalis and Mrs Chrystalla Lavithis.
Borrowing is available to staff and students of the Theological College. Limited borrowing rights exist for staff and students of member institutions within the Sydney College of Divinity, as well as members of the general public. All requests for inter-library loans should be directed to Mr Chris Harvey.
General internet access is also available from two public terminals within the library, as well as WIFI for connecting portable devices.
Opening Hours During Teaching and Exam Weeks
Monday to Thursday: 10am-2pm and 3-8pm
Friday: 10am-1pm and 2-4pm
Opening Hours During Non-Teaching Weeks
Monday to Friday: 10am-4pm
Closed: Weekends and Public Holidays as well as 6 January, 25 March, Holy Friday, Easter Monday and 15 August.
Phone: +61 2 9549 3105
Fax: +61 2 9549 3151
Students of St Andrew's wishing to borrow from libraries of other Sydney College of Divinity member institutions need to complete an Application Form and consult the Librarian, Mr Chris Harvey. Details of the various member institution libraries are available from this brochure.