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Theology & Ancient Languages (PC): Books & e-books

Welcome to the Library guide for Theology. Here you will find a OneStop service to assist you in your studies or research at the Faculty of Theology, Potchefstroom Campus of the North-West University.

Search in the Library Catalogue and Beyond

Search the catalogue for books, eBooks, theses, DVD's, and more.

For eBooks from EBSCOhost, download Adobe Digital Editions

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New acquisitions for Theology

Recommendation:  Use Feedly reader.


Interlibrary loans

Request books/articles not available in our Library from other academic libraries.

(Service available for staff and postgraduates.)

Register for a username and password.

Go to SACat (national catalogue).  (Click ON SACat, do not click in the box.) 

Find more information on interlibrary loans.

Find your username and password.


Search e-books

An e-book (electronic book) is a book published in electronic/digital form, and can be read on your computer or any handheld device (e.g. cell phone).

eBook Central (Ebrary eBooks)

Reading eBooks online

  • You can read eBooks online with software that comes standard on most computers and portable devices.
  • If special software is needed to open and read an eBook online, the eBook will often provide its own (e.g. eBook Central) software.
  • On Library computers, you can only read the eBook online.

Reading eBooks offline

  • Downloading eBook Central eBooks using Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) software
    • If you wish to download eBooks to your computer or device, you must have both a free Adobe account and the free Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) software installed. Adobe Digital Editions allows you to access eBooks downloaded to your computer in either ePub or PDF format protected with Adobe Digital Rights Management (DRM).
    • Download Adobe Digital Editions.
      During installation of Adobe Digital Editions there should be an option to Authorize Computer. Select Authorize Computer and login with your Adobe ID and Password. Note: If you select Don’t Authorize Computer you cannot transfer an Adobe DRM protected eBook to another computer or any tablet devices/smart phones and/or eBook readers. In other words all the purchased or borrowed books afterwards belong to that computer. You are able to download or transfer the same eBook to 6 computers and tablet devices/smartphones and eBook readers where either Adobe Digital Editions is installed and authorised with the same Adobe ID.‚Äč

Read more about our eBook collections.


Puritan hard drive - e-books

The Puritan hard drive is installed on three computers in the Theology Library. 

There are 2120 e-books available on this hard drive.

Logos Bible software

The Logos Bible software, version 5, Platinum package is available on a computer in the Theology Library.
Includes more than 1500 sources. 
Not online, can only be used in the Library.