Scheyer Library contains more than 2,300 volumes for adults and more than
1,600 volumes for children. It has been part of University Congregational
United Church of Christ for over fifty years. It contains an eclectic
collection of books and materials, from Biblical texts to philosophy,
psychology, biography and fiction.
The library is
open for browsing and circulation on Sunday mornings. According to its
statement of purpose, the library provides books and other teaching and life
enrichment materials for the church community - members, non-members, adults
and children. Its primary purpose is to support programs of the church and
spiritual inquiry and growth. Criteria for the materials included in the
collection include the following:
diversity of interests and opinions within the church community.
Be free of
prejudice based on race, religion, gender or sexual orientation.
various viewpoints of controversial issues.
Be of good
quality technically (sturdy binding, legible print, etc.).
in factual content.
by the librarians with the assistance of the Library Committee on the
basis of recommendations, reviews, requests, and needs, in accordance
with the above guidelines.
The library was
named after Elwin Scheyer, an ordained minister who served the church as