Stirling Library

The Campbell Edwards Library at Stirling Theological College is a modern and well equipped library facilitating lifelong learning and equipping students to take an active role in their own formation

The collection includes over 30,000 volumes, journals and access to online resources including e-books.  You will find all online resources through the UD Library Hub.

The collection has been built up to support the units taught at Stirling with strengths in biblical studies, theology, pastoral theology, counselling and practical ministry. All members of the University of Divinity are entitled to access the University Library Hub, visiting and borrowing rights at all associated libraries, and to receive a University ID Card.


Stirling Theological College Library

Response to COVID-19 and the closure of the Library


Due to the worsening coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, the Campbell Edwards Library at Stirling Theological College is now closed.

With stage 4 restrictions now in place across Melbourne, unfortunately all borrowing, including contactless pick ups and all scanning services from our collection, are suspended until further notice.

However, even though the physical library is closed, your access to a huge number of online library resources continues.

Library Online Catalogue:

Destiny is the name of the online library catalogue that the Stirling Library uses.  You can access Destiny using any device with a web browser.  You do not need to login to access the catalogue.  LIBRARY ONLINE CATALOGUE >

University of Divinity Library Hub:

The Library Hub provides access to an extensive range of online resources and a wealth of other library-related information such as journals, ebooks and other online reference tools. The Library Hub login and password is the same as ARK.

University of Divinity Combined Catalogue:

UDCat This is a combined library catalogue that allows the simultaneous searching of multiple University library catalogues. There are no login requirements. Any enquiries about University-wide library resources and services can be emailed to


Tips for Accessing Library Resources Remotely


  1. Use the Library Hub

The Library Hub provides access to thousands of online resources, ebooks, journal indexes and other databases.  Use your University of Divinity ARK login email and password for remote access.  Click here if you have forgotten your password

  1. Library Hub Guide

Includes links to two great YouTube videos about using the Library Hub.

  1. A-Z list of available databases
  2. Download the Lean Library browser extension –
  3. Use the University’s Alumni Services LibGuide

This includes information about freely available resources.  It also includes information about registering with the State Library of Victoria and the National Library of Australia so that you can gain access to their eResources.

Other Useful links in and outside the University of Divinity

EndNote –

University Style Guide –

Google Books –

Google Scholar –

Sign up to Academia – Academia.eduMany scholars have profiles and add their journal articles directly.


Further Information

Whilst the Library is closed, I will still be working from home. Please contact me if you need any assistance navigating around these online resources.  Please email in the first instance  I will attend to your queries as promptly as I’m able.

There will be regular updates on anything library related on our College newsletter including tips on how to get the most out of our online resources and alerting you to new ebooks that may become available.

Please retain the books that you already have on loan.  There is no need to renew them as we do not fine you for late returns anyway.  Just hang onto them and bring them back when we resume operations.

We appreciate your understanding during this challenging time and hope to welcome you back to the library again soon.



Antonella Newnham


Stirling Theological College
Phone: (03) 9790 1000