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Rankin Memorial Library

Since 1953, the Hong Kong Baptist Theological Seminary library is named in honor of Milledge Theron Rankin (1894-1953). Dr. Rankin served in China for a number of years and then became the Executive Secretary of the Foreign Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention. His life was devoted to spreading the gospel throughout the world.

Ever since the Seminary moved from Kowloon to the Sai O campus in Spring 1999, the Library has been located at the 2nd floor of the Administration and Education Block of the new campus, providing seats and reading tables for 40 readers.

In addition to the current holdings of more than 130,700 English & Chinese books, 224 periodical titles, 6,610 bound journals, 35,800 eBooks, 1,280 eJournal titles, 13,000 AV materials & 840 CD-ROM discs (560 titles), the library collection has regularly been expanding.

The Library has adopted Alma with Primo in June 2019 to replace its current library system, Dynix, which has been used for over twenty years. New system enable library to manage the print and electronic resources through a single interface. Through simple search queries by Title, Author, Subject or Keyword, library users are able to retrieve the bibliographical records, identify the location of particular items, and check the availability of the items in the Library.