The Faith Libraries of Northern Colorado (FLNC) is a network of church libraries that share resources, programs and ideas and jointly sponsor events of interest to the region’s faith communities.
The collections at network partner libraries are open to anyone. Other faith libraries are encouraged to consider becoming network partners. Please indicate your interest by sending us an email. FLNC library locations and links are on the Library Directory page.
Network Partners’ Catalogs
The following five libraries currently comprise the FLNC network. Click on any of the underlined names to go to their searchable catalogs:
- American Baptist Church Library, Fort Collins
- Clearwater Church Library, Fort Collins
- First Presbyterian Church Library, Fort Collins
- Northern Colorado Faith Library, Fort Collins
- Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ Library, Fort Collins
Checkout privileges: The combined collection in the five partner libraries now totals over 20,000 books and other media items. Anyone may check out books and related media from any library in the network or use the library for reference and study. Any item checked out at an FLNC library may also be returned to any library in the network.
Interlibrary loan: If your congregation is a network partner, materials can be requested, picked up and returned at your congregation’s library.
Online searches: Four of the five libraries in the FLNC network currently offer searchable online catalogs on the web (see above). Plymouth Congregational plans to provide online access sometime in the next year.
The FLNC Faith Literature Collections
The FLNC periodically sponsors speakers, seminars and workshops on various faith literature topics.
To view the titles and authors of books and other media items relevant to the topics presented at these events go to the Special Collections on the network’s LibraryThing catalog. Click on the collection of your choice from the pull-down menu in the upper left-hand corner.
Collections to date relate to the network’s Featured Books for the year, Julian of Norwich, Flannery O’Connor, Celtic Christianity, C. S. Lewis. African-American Spirituals, Agriculture and Faith, Human Trafficking, Racism and the Pursuit of Justice, and J. R. R. Tolkien.