Episcopal Resource Center Report 2018

Our purpose and mission is to serve the parishes and staff of the Diocese of California and the Diocese of El Camino Real by collecting and cataloging resources that aid individual and group ministries, programs, education, and spiritual growth. Our collection of over 7500 items can be accessed through our online catalog. Items can be reserved for pick up or they can be mailed at no cost. We just ask return postage to be paid.

Our collection contains DVDs (educational to entertainment), Christian formation for all ages, Vacation Bible School kits, arts and crafts project books, stewardship programs, pageant ideas, reference works, Spanish, and youth ministry items, etc. Our children’s collection contains over 1600 titles including Caldecott and Newbery winners. Funding from both the Diocese of California and St. Thomas Church allow us to keep our collection current and up to date. Please feel free to request a new item to be purchased.

The Resource Center is staffed on Tues. and Thurs. mornings from 10 a.m. to 12 noon, but is available when the church office is open for self-service check-out. Office is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tues. – Fri. but is closed during lunch hour, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. 

Statistics for the past year:

Current holdings: 7509  

Patrons: 425   

New items added: 174

Items deleted: 191    

OPAC searched: 997

Mobile searched: 184


Contacts and Links:

Carol Campbell, Coordinator/Librarian, ResourceCenter@stthomas-svale.us

To see resourcesOnline Catalog

Episcopal Resource Center231 Sunset Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94086


Amy CookFaith Formation Working Group Head, amyc@diocal.org415-869-7825