The C.M. Doke Library provides a wide array of learning resources to the students and faculty of the Baptist Theological College of Southern Africa. We are committed to ensuring that students have access to a variety of information in various formats to utilize in their theological studies and preparation for ministry. Through their use of the library resources offered to them, we desire to see students grow in their ability to discover, locate, and make use of information that will be valuable components of their research both academically and personally. 


The C.M. Doke Library is named in the honour of Rev. Clement Martyn Doke who was both a great missionary and linguist in Southern Africa. Rev. C.M. Doke was also the first Principal of the College. A large collection of his works and personal library is housed in our facility.

Library Handbook


The Library is open throughout the year, closing only in the December holidays. The operating hours of the Library are:


Monday: 08:00 – 16:00

Tuesday: 08:00 – 16:00

Wednesday: 08:00 – 16:00

Thursday: 08:00 – 16:00

Friday: 08:00 – 15:00

Weekend: Closed 


To support students in their studies, the Library provides a number of facilities students can make use of. This includes the following:


A Variety of Material
Materials include books, DVD’s, Reference material, online journals, and theses. More information about borrowing availability can be found in the Library Handbook.

Study Areas
Tables and chairs are not only provided in the Reference section, but a quiet study area is also provided where students can study or work on assignments.

Photocopies can be made at a minimal fee. Please consult the Library Handbook for more information.

Online Access
All students are provided access to the Wi-fi. This assists in doing online research.

Catalogue Search Engine
A computer is available within the Library, where students can search the Library database to find the necessary books for assignments.


EBSCOhost is an online database platform which gives access to online journals to all registered students. BTC is subscribed to the religion database which provides a wide variety of information, assisting students tremendously when doing assignments. For more information, consult the Library Handbook.



Elize Fourie


011 886 0421