Ministering through the Library

Our library’s goal is to provide you, our community, with the resources necessary to help you grow in your walk with Christ. To this end, we provide many forms of media and several programs to disciple people of all ages. Join us, and “check out” one of the best libraries of faith and family-based materials in the state. For more information about the SCBC Library Ministry, please contact our Librarian Marty Woodall ( or

SCBC Online Library

You can now browse our Shoal Creek Library online. You can reserve books to be checked out and see what’s new in the library. From books to audio cds to dvds, there is something for the whole family.
To get started, just click on this link: SCBC Online Library and follow these simple steps below to Log On:
1. Type your User Name. This is the first letter of your first name plus your last name (no spaces and no periods). For example: John Doe would be JDoe or jdoe.
2. Type your Password. This is your library patron number with 0’s in front to create 8 characters altogether. For example: 00000123. If you don’t know your patron number or you don’t have one, just stop by the library at the church and check with the SCBC Library Staff. They’ll be happy to assist you.
That’s it! Once you’ve logged on, you’re ready to browse & reserve the many books, audio cds, and dvds available at the SCBC Online Library.

Library Resources

We are blessed here in Alabama. There are states where church libraries do not have the support of their State Baptist Board of Missions, and because of that do not have the organization that we do. Some states have discontinued their state library workshops. We have a great support system here in Alabama from people like Mike Jackson in the Discipleship & Family Ministries at our State Board of Missions. Be sure to check their website often to keep up with all that is going on in the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions. For specific information on their website about the library ministry, click on this link: Library Ministry Info
LifeWay is a great website to obtain church library information from book reviews to church librarians network to library ministry articles and more!

SCBC Library Services & Events

The SCBC Library is about service, ministry, and missions. If you have any doubt, check out all the services and events our library offers: Teaching Aids, World Book e-books, Book Sales, Bible & Book Repair, Crafts, Punches & Die-Cuts, Stamps & Stamp Pads, Cricut Cutter, Lamination, Tracts, Workshop Classes, Games, OCC Shoeboxes, Box Tops for Schools, Eyeglasses for Missions and more!