Check out books:

Students may check out books for a 3 week period; re-check for another 3 weeks if needed.  Periodicals and Reference works may not be checked out, but articles may be scanned or photocopied for personal use.

Search for books:

Search the Phoenix Campus' OPALS catalog from any computer. Key in a subject to find all the books on a topic in the library.  To find a specific book, key in the author’s name or the title. Make a note of the call number of the book to find it on the shelf. Call numbers are repeated A-Z in the stacks, the Native American Collection and the Reference Area.  Most Christian Ministries materials are in the B section, most Education materials are in the L section, and most Business materials are in the H section.

Search the Waxahachie campus’ Nelson Memorial Library catalog from any computer. Books from the Waxahachie campus can be mailed to the Phoenix campus upon request. Please email or talk to your librarian for more information.


Librarians can assist students in accessing the best research materials, whether books in the library or articles on EBSCO.  Use links on the college website for other online academic research resources.  Contact librarians with your research questions either face-to-face, by phone 602 944-3335 x252 or by email at


Computers are available for student use with AIC login. A printer/scanner/copier is also available for students’ course notes and assignments.


  • No food or drinks in the library.
  • No cell phone use in the library.
  • No loud conversations; quiet talk must not disturb others.
  • No loud websites/videos or music; please use earphones with audio websites.

Additional resources:

Students may use the library resources of other member institutions in the TLCA, including Phoenix Seminary, Arizona Christian University and Grand Canyon University (by appointment only).  Bring your AIC ID for identification when going to TLCA member organizations. Students are also encouraged to obtain a library card at Phoenix Public Library to access additional resources.
Library of Congress classification system:
The AIC library uses a topical system of classification. If the call number has a prefix, it designates the special area of the library where the materials are found. Example: HD 57.7 C64

HD is for the topic category of Industry, land use & labor. 57.7 is for the subclass. C64 is a code for the author’s last name.


  • NAC = Native American Collection
  • Ref = Reference Room upstairs
  • Juv = Juvenile Collection
  • VHS = Video
  • OVR = Oversized book in Reference Room