Harold Lindsell Library History




Harold Lindsell Library contains over 55,000 volumes and is housed in the Frank and Morrow Graham Academic Center at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary-Charlotte. The library serves the needs of non-residential students enrolled in the degree programs at the Charlotte campus.

The Lindsell Library is directed by Senior Librarian Robert J. (Bob) Mayer and a capable staff that includes Matthew Wasielewski, Assistant Librarian for Information Management, and a number of part-time staff and student workers. The library also houses and oversees the Charlotte campus bookstore.

A Brief History of the Lindsell Library

The Library is named in honor of Dr. Harold Lindsell, a native of Columbia, South Carolina and a member of the founding faculty at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena. After leaving Fuller, he served as the second editor of Christianity Today magazine and on the Board of Trustees at Gordon-Conwell (including service as chairman of the board). Dr. Lindsell's academic work focused on the world mission of the church and on the theological importance of the authority, inspiration, and innerancy of Scripture.

Lindsell Library Collections


Three special collections are housed in the Lindsell Library: the Robert C. Cooley Collection in Biblical Archaeology and Early Christianity, the SIM Collection in Missions and Intercultural Studies, and the David A. Dean Collection in Eschatological Studies. In addition, the Robert C. Cooley Center for Early Christianity has just purchased the Ben Witherington library. In combination with the Cooley Collection the Witherington library will provide the seminary with a research oriented collection in areas related to ancient near eastern studies, biblical archaeology, biblical studies, and early Christian studies.