BISA Library Resources

The Bibe Institute has a well stocked library consisting of 26,675 book titles. New titles are added on an ongoing basis. 

We are subscribed via BSCOHost to ATLA (American Theological Library Association) as well as Globe Ethics and GlobeTheolib based in Geneva. We offer a Reference room as well as a computer lab for students who do not have a personal device for study purposes.

BISA Library framedDistance Learners have online library accessOur OPAC (Online Public Access Catalogue) provides access to the collection which is catalogued in MARC format, with Library of Congress Subject Headings and classified according to DDC (Dewey Decimal Classification). M5 (BISA’s online OPAC) is available for download, by permission of the Librarian, to various electronic devices.

Students have access via EBSCOHost to ATLA (American Theological Library Association) periodical index/collection which consists of 320 Journal Titles which are readable online and are also available for download. The EBSCOHost package also includes the eBooks Religion database and EBSCOhost eBbook collection. A wealth of high quality academic literature is thus made available to Faculty, students and researchers.

Globethics Library and GlobeTheolib (based in Geneva, Switzerland), by agreement, allow BISA Faculty and students access to their online library which consists of 2,000,000 electronic records (books and journals). Articles are available for download and a number of eBooks can be read online.

The Directory of Open Access Journals (11,000 electronic journals, mostly peer-reviewed), along with JSTOR, provide added avenues for academic research. The Bible Institute also has its own index of 53 Journal titles, with 23,400 articles indexed. Hard copies of these journals are available in the library.

Jacob Igba for website

BISA's selected article for your interest

Authored by BISA Lecturer Dr Jacob IGBA

Original Research

Salvation in Acts 16:16-40: A socio-historical exploration of the Graeco-Roman understanding

Jacob T. Igba, Risimati S. Hobyane, Henk G. Stoker

Received: 16 June 2018; Accepted: 26 Apr. 2019; Published: 24 Oct. 2019

Copyright: © 2019. The Author(s). Licensee: AOSIS.
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

 HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies (HTS) is an acclaimed Open Access journal with broad coverage that promotes multidisciplinary, religious, and biblical aspects of studies in the international theological arena. The journal’s publication criteria are based on high ethical standards and the rigor of the methodology and conclusions reported.