Library & Archives

The Library and Archives at NPC are here to nurture the life of your mind and your soul.  Please stop by!  

Culbertson Main Library, Administration Building, 2nd Floor

Sundays 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Mon. – Fri. 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.                                          

Satellite Library, Main Church Building, Ground Floor near Stone Hall

Sundays 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Culbertson Library

The William Smith Culbertson Memorial Library contains more than 15,000 books, periodicals, vertical file materials, serials, and audio recordings of worship services. Space is available for browsing, individual study and small groups. The Director of the Library is on duty Sundays through Thursdays for assistance and research help.

Satellite Library

The Satellite Library provides a sample of the best and most popular resources from the main library, easily accessible on your way to and from worship and coffee.  A wide range of children’s books are found here, too.

The Ervin N. Chapman Memorial Archives contain an extensive collection of historical records, documents, photographs et al., dating back to the 1795 inception of the church.  Over 750,000 individual pieces are housed in the main vault of the church, and indexed in the Culbertson Library.  Arrangements can be made for study of the materials by special appointment with the Director of the Library and Archives.  Both historic and current church records are available here.  There are baptismal and marriage records, as well as session minutes.

Want to Help?  The Library is under the umbrella of “Grow” ministries.  It is run by the Director and a team of many volunteers who are integral to its day-to-day operations.  The library volunteers would love your help!  See the Director’s contact information at left.

Resources and Services:

  • Lending · Books, periodicals, vertical file materials, and audio recordings of Sunday services can be borrowed for one month by checking them out at the circulation desk.
  • On site references · Reference books, serial collections, maps, bound copies of worship bulletins and General Assembly materials are available for use on site.
  • Book Reviews · Staff review new books; you can read the reviews here online or pick up hard copies of the reviews in the library.
  • Official Records · Copies of church baptism, marriage and funeral records are kept in the archives and can be searched by special arrangement.
  • Minutes of Meetings · Current and previous minutes of Session meetings, the former Trustees’ meetings, etc. are also available for research.