The Candidate Collection
A specific collection for the spiritual and practical equipping of OMF applicants, appointees and candidates as they explore mission, undertake deputation and prepare for the field.
Specific topics to this collection include:
The General Collection
A collection for raising general awareness of and equipping for engagement in mission with OMF in Australia, including all OMF personnel as well as volunteers, alumni, National Council members, inquirers, and researchers.
Topics in this collection include:
The Reserve Collection
A repository of original and exclusive archive material pertaining to OMF mission history for the use of current and future generations. It includes OMF mission journals such as Mission Round Table, East Asia’s Millions and East Asia’s Billions.
How do I apply for library membership?
You will receive an email from Librarika with the subject line “Invitation To Join OMF National Library.”
If you have any questions about the instructions in the email, please contact email@example.com.
How do I find books?
Browse our shelves or search the online OMF National Library catalogue. You can search by title, author, subject, keyword.
For example, a search for a book titled Cross Cultural Partnerships would yield this result:
The “Call No” describes where to find the book in the library.
How do I borrow books?
How many books can I borrow?
Up to 10 – please borrow only what you expect to be able to read within the borrowing time limit.
How long can I borrow books?
For those who live in Sydney – 1 month
For those who live outside of Sydney – up to 3 months
Please let us know if you anticipate you may need the book(s) for a longer period of time via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can I buy copies of the books in the library?
Many of the books in the library are available for purchase at the OMF bookshop.
What if I lose a book?
Please notify us as soon as possible. Please arrange payment for the book by calling the office on 02 9868 4777 or email email@example.com.
Sign up to receive updates on new books and other library news
Library members receive email updates when new books are added (working title: OMF National Library Update – we would welcome any creative suggestions!).
We love working with others who love books!
Please contact the OMF National Library team at firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire or register your interest.
Write a book review
Please email email@example.com if you’d like to submit a book review for publication in the OMF National Library Update. Some review ideas include:
We would welcome new and relevant resources to add to our collection*. If you are writing a mission-related resource yourself, we’d love to hear about it!
*Please note that any additions to the Candidate Collection will be at the discretion of the Candidate Coordinator.
We would love to hear from you regarding any excellent books that may be helpful for training in mission! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the following details:
While it would be ideal to procure all helpful recommendations, please note that any additions will be at the discretion of the OMF National Library Team.