The Christ Central Institute (CCI) Library and Research Center located at 110 Railroad Ave., Wagener, SC opened March 20, 2010. The facilities include the main library, student computer lab, and public access computers. CCI had purchased the 30,000 volume library of the Puget Sound (WA) Christian College. Then Mr. Greg Humphries of Staunton, VA, donated the 40,000 volume library of his Christian Heritage Center. This collection includes over 3,000 rare volumes, dating back to the 15th century, and rare church crosses, furniture, and artifacts, dating from the same period.
The new Greg Humphries Church History Library is now housed in a Rare Books and Artifacts Wing (RBAW), adjacent to the main library. With a vision to be a regional Christian library, CCI invites you to use the resources and professional services of the entire library. All CCI library resources are available to the public. The RBAW collection is available by appointment with the Library Director.
Over 3,000 reference books are available on our shelves, approximately three quarters of which are in the field of religion. Most are in the field of Biblical Studies. There are over 30,000 volumes in circulation stacks, over half of which are also in religion. About thirty percent of the religion books in circulation are in the field of Biblical Studies. The library has comfortable seating and study tables and provides a quiet place for people to reflect and study.
The library director, Timothy Skinner, is well qualified to assist you with research. He has earned a Master of Divinity, Master of Theology and an M.A. in Library and Information Studies. He has ten years of experience as a theological librarian and enjoys helping users find what they need.
The Christian Heritage Center of Staunton, Virginia founded by Mr. Greg Humphries has donated its 40,000 volume collection to Christ Central.Back to Godshistory.com