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Welcome to the Brengle Library!

The Brengle Library is part of the total formation process of The College for Officer Training.  We seek to nurture the union of sound learning and vital Christianity.  We aim to provide access to key works relating to the disciplines of Salvation Army ministry.

The library primarily serves the instructors and students of the various training programs; we also serve corps officers and other Salvationists, and those researching The Salvation Army.

We take preparation for ministry very seriously, and operate on the basis of mutual respect.

Find Resources

Search the library catalog for books, DVDs, etc.

Search databases for scholarly articles

Search for a journal title

Get Help

How to use the library catalog

LibGuides (research, subject, & how-to guides)

Request resources & research assistance

Request an Interlibrary loan

Contact Us

201 Lafayette Ave., Suffern, NY, 10901


Direct dial (845) 368-7+ext.
IPT dial 21+ext.
Circulation desk ext. 223
Reference desk ext. 228

Daytime Library Staff

Chelsea Patella, Library Director
Ext: 228

Sophia Lopez, Librarian: Technical Services
Ext: 243


When classes are in session

Mon-Thu 8:00AM-5:00PM & 6:00PM-9:00PM
Fri 8:00AM-4:00PM
Sat 8:30AM-4:00PM
Closed Sundays, holidays, long free weekends, required events and Saturday brunch.


Mon-Fri 8:30AM-4:00PM
Closed weekends, holidays and lunch.

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