The Wilshire Library

The Wilshire Library has more than 15,000 items and is open to the public in addition to serving Wilshire members. The Library includes an extensive selection of Bible study helps, up-to-date Christian fiction series, an impressive children’s collection of picture books and Easy Reader chapter books, a growing collection of children’s fiction, as well as current adult fiction, biographies, history, hobbies, mysteries, humor, cooking and parenting.

The Library is located in Room 1225 on the first floor main hallway near the main office on the south side of the building. As you exit the front of the Sanctuary from the organ-side doors, the Library is directly in front of you.

Library hours

Sundays: 9–10:45 a.m. 
Weekdays: 9 a.m.–2 p.m.
Saturdays: Closed

Online search

Wilshire’s library software allows users to look up items in the online catalog and even reserve books online and pick them up at the church.

Logging in is only necessary to reserve books. You can peruse the library without logging in. For Wilshire members and current users of the library, your user name is your first name, and your PIN is your last name. Please contact Librarian Barbara Peterson with issues or to be added to the system.

Library policies

All materials may be checked out for three weeks.

Children’s books on display outside the north entrance door to the preschool may be checked out on the self-check computer.

Books for adults are also on display at the third-floor coffee bar and may be checked out on the self-check computer at that location.

Volunteer in the Library

The library is staffed largely by volunteers. Volunteer applications are available in the library and are reviewed by the Library Committee. Volunteers should have basic computer skills and a desire to serve Library users of all ages. The Library is managed by a church-elected committee with a rotating membership. Stop by or contact Barbara Peterson if interested in volunteering.

Support the Library

All gifts are gladly welcomed by the library. Non-monetary gifts are reviewed and added to the collection at the discretion of the librarian. Non-monetary gifts are added to the collection are donated to nonprofit agencies supported by Wilshire. Cash gifts or gifts of materials may be made in honor or in memory of loved ones, teachers, or others. The librarian also has a wish list of titles available if you would like to choose a needed title to give as a gift. 


Barbara Peterson

214-452-3114 |