Veritas Evangelical Seminary Library

Welcome to the VES Library homepage where research is only a click away. The VES library collection offers students access to thousands of books and Journals which include the following:

1. The William E. Nix Electronic Library (TWENEL) is a collection of 98,776 online full-text books, journals articles, video files, MP3, EBSCO Host Religion and Philosophy, ProQuest Journals, and special religion collection of rare books, and more.
2. VES Library print Collection of 3,084 volumes located at the main campus in Orange County.
3. The shared library of 18,642 print volumes shared at Calvary Chapel Bible College in Murrieta.  The library is located at:  39407 Murrieta Hot Springs Road, Murrieta, CA 92563

Hours: 9:00am – 5:00pm M-F; closed Saturday, Sundays, and Holidays.

3000 W. MacArthur Blvd
Logos Building, Suite 220
Santa Ana, CA 92704
Phone: 714.966.8500
Fax: 714.966.8510


Library Staff

Library Director 
Joseph McElroy, M.L.S.

Assistant Library Director
Anna McElroy, M.L.S.


Mission Statement

The library provides the communities of Veritas Evangelical Seminary with services and resources that reflect depth of knowledge and diversity of opinion to develop critical thinking skills and encourage lifelong learning.

Library Objectives

    • Increase depth and breadth of the collection, in a variety of formats, by continuous evaluation and improvement of the library’s resources.
    • Create an environment that promotes study and research by maintaining and improving the physical environment of the holdings and use of the library.
    • Improve access to the library collections and promote library services to students and faculty.
    • Develop instruction for lifelong learning and critical thinking skills
    • Continue systematic updates of computer hardware and enhance access to new software technologies.
    • Develop and increase as needed a quality staff in the service and operations of the library.


The VES Library provides the following services to students, faculty and staff of Veritas Evangelical Seminary.

    • Information and reference/research assistance for individuals and groups
    • Library research instruction (Information Literacy)
    • Useful, dynamic library website that provides 24/7 access to sources and services
    • Remotely accessible research databases
    • Online and remotely accessible library catalog and research engine
    • Course reserves
    • Computers and wireless access
    • Photocopying, printing & scanning
    • Regularly updated website
    • Posted library hours
    • Book drop

Library Operations Manual
Overdue Items Policy
Library Information Brochure

Search Murrieta CCBC Library (18,642)
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The William E. Nix Electronic Library (98,776)
– Carl F. Henry Contemporary Evangelical Thought Collection
– Judaica Digital Collection
– Reformed Bookshelf Collection
– Princeton Collection
– Biblical Archaeological Society Online Archives
– Ages/Electronic Bible Society
– Christian Classics Ethereal Library (CCEL)
– EBSCO Host Philosophy and Religion
– ATLA Historical Monograph Collection I & II (13th century to early 20th century)
– Puritan Collection
– VES General Library e-Collection
– VES Library Search of print volumes
– VES Media Collection
– Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society PDF Archives

WorldCat Catalog
Biblical Archaeology Archives
Research Gateway
The Claremont Colleges Digital Library (CCDL)
Christian Classics Ethereal Library (CCEL)
Internet Archive (Full Text Books)
Princeton Theological Seminary Electronic Library
The William E. Nix Electronic Library (TWENEL)