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Gaines B. Stanley Sr. Theological Reading Room: Stanley Reading Room Home

The Stanley Room at the ACU Brown Library houses religious texts, religious reference materials and is the home of the World's Largest Bible.

Stanley Gallery

Sturdy tables, elegant lighting, and plenty of power  Adequate lighting for studying  Teaching workstation for group presentations  
     Sturdy tables, elegant lighting, and power outlets                      Adequate lighting                          Teaching workstation for group presentations


 Religious reference designated by red labels  Quiet study spaces   Individual studying
            Reference books designated by red labels                                             Quiet study spaces                                              Individual studying


Collaborative spaces  Gaines B. Stanley Sr. Theological Reading Room entry  
                        Collaborative spaces                                          Relaxing reading area                         Gaines B. Stanley, Sr. Reading Room entry

Stanley Room Overview

The Stanley Theological Reading room was a unique vision of Gaines B. Stanley Jr. to honor his father, Gaines B. Stanley Sr.

Through the family's generous donation, a section of the Brown Library's third floor was transformed to house most of the library's theological and philosophical collections including reference material.

The Stanley Room features tables with lamps and power sources, a quiet study atmosphere with a pleasant reading area, and computer workstations with eight computers.The World's Largest Bible (the Waynai Bible), once housed in the Stanley Room, is now on loan to an exhibit in Colorado Springs, Colo. It is also getting some much needed repair. Read more about the Bible here.

Eight computers and the World's Largest Bible