Theological Library | Trinity College Theological School, Melbourne

Theological Library

Theological students have access to two major reference and research collections as well as extensive online resources.

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The Leeper Library

As well as its general reference and text book collections, the College’s main library (called the "Leeper Library" after the first Warden of the College) holds three special collections relevant to Theology:

  • the Mollison Collection of the Anglican Diocese of Melbourne 
  • the Leeper Collection
  • the Anglican Special Collection.


These collections include standard theological works and the set texts for the Ministry Formation Program. The library also provides access to a wide range of electronic resources of special importance to online students of the Theological School.

The collections have a strong focus on works relevant to the Anglicanism, as well as on liturgy, spirituality and missions. There are also extensive collections on such matters as the role of Christianity in the modern world, including bio-medical ethics, issues of peace and war, and the role of women in the Church.

The library also:

  • holds modest paper holdings of current periodicals 
  • subscribes to significant full-text services online
  • includes a comprehensive collection of early Church journals and Australian Anglican official publications.

See here for more information about library resources at Trinity College.

The Dalton McCaughey Library

Trinity students have full access to the Dalton McCaughey Library (DML), which is housed at the Centre for Theology and Ministry at 29 College Crescent, a few minutes walk from Trinity College. The DML holds a world-class research theology collection. Trinity College was a founding partner in its establishment as a joint theological library for students on the Parkville campus.

Enrolled students will need to register separately for access to the Dalton McCaughey Library by completing the Students of the the University of Divinity application form available on their website. 

The Library Hub at the University of Divinity

The University of Divinity Library Hub gives access for enrolled students to a vast array of online theological resources that supplement the collections as the Dalton McCaughey and Leeper Libraries.