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The Raymond H. Center Library offers a quiet place to study, as well as, useful tools for learning. The library provides convenient hours, extensive book collections, and electronic resources. Computers are available for the students' and group use.
The library staff’s goal is to create a comfortable atmosphere that is conducive to study. Students will find the library and its staff an invaluable source for research and an excellent location on campus to spend time with friends and with faculty.
Interlibrary Loan Special Collections (Bragg Collection; College Archives)
Electronic Resources: Databases (ATLA and ATLAS) and CD ROM's
Hours of Operation
Monday-Thursday: 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 pm
Friday: 7:00 am - 3:30 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
The E.C. Bragg Library
The E.C. Bragg Library at Trinity College of Florida consists of an online digital collection of the lectures, notes and writings of Dr. E.C. Bragg and a collection of approximately 1,200 rare volumes of books on systematic theology and biblical studies.
The online library allows users access to re-mastered audio lectures on a variety of theological topics and copies of Dr. Bragg’s notes and writings. The collection of classic reference works were donated by the family of Dr. Bragg upon his death in 1995. The books were published prior to 1900 and are housed on campus in The Raymond H. Center Library. They are available for students and scholars to review during normal library hours.
Dr. Bragg was president and salutatorian of the first graduating class of the Florida Bible Institute (Trinity College) in 1934. After graduation he pastored churches for eight years and returned to Trinity College in 1942 where he taught full-time until 1990. He earned an MA from Trinity and was awarded an honorary Doctor of Divinity from the College in 1948. In 1995 Dr. Bragg went to be with the Lord, whom he loved deeply and served faithfully.
The C.S. Lewis Society Fossil Collection
The C.S. Lewis Society Fossil Collection was unveiled on March 31, 2009 on the campus of Trinity College of Florida. The collection will remain on permanent display at the Raymond H. Center M.D. Library on the College’s campus and can be viewed during regular library operating hours. The C.S. Lewis Society, through several grants, acquired the exquisite fossil collection.
The fossil collection is a unique addition to the greater Tampa Bay area and features:
- A group of nuggets of fossilized tree sap with a variety of embedded insects
- Several specimens of the spectacular Dicranurus monstrosus species of trilobite
- A selection of extinct brachiopods found around Cincinnati, Ohio
- A rare skull of an extinct mammal from South Dakota, a Merycoidodon (also known as an Oreodon) with its teeth and jaw bones preserved in exquisite detail
The C.S. Lewis Society is a 501(c)(3) educational organization founded by Dr. Thomas E. Woodard, research professor and chair of the Bible/Theology division at Trinity College of Florida.