Buildings and Facilities
The campus of Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary is conveniently located at 2095 Appling Road, Cordova, Tennessee.
The building complex includes an auditorium seating 1,100 persons, executive offices, administrative offices, faculty offices, classrooms, doctoral carrels, seminar rooms, bookstore, banquet room, cafeteria, gym, missions room, preaching chapel, and the Ora Byram Allison Memorial Library. The library houses the main library collection and offices. Seminary housing is located adjacent to the main campus, across Goodlett Farms Parkway.
The Ora Byram Allison Memorial Library
Dedicated in August 1979 as the academic core of the Seminary, the Ora Byram Allison Memorial Library is committed to the mission of the Seminary and the College by developing, providing, and maintaining facilities, materials, and services for the academic programs. The Allison Library extends those services to the entire seminary community both traditional and distance—students, faculty, staff, alumni, local Southern Baptist pastors, and missionaries on furlough. Located in a separate wing west of the chapel, the Allison Library includes a spacious circulation and browsing area, periodical and reference rooms with adjacent study rooms, and a separate space for materials on microfiche. The stacks area accommodates all current circulating collection—books, DVDs, CDs, and books on microfiche—with additional space for growth up to 220,000 volumes. Dividing the periodical and reference rooms from the general collections are offices for technical processing and library staff. Over 207,000 items are available, including 40,000 volumes of eBooks, plus over 40,000 periodicals through print or electronic subscriptions. Neighboring libraries have entered into cooperative, reciprocal agreements with the Seminary and the College to allow the Seminary community to use their facilities and materials via membership in the Memphis Area Library Council. These libraries include the University of Memphis, Memphis Theological Seminary, Harding Graduate School of Religion, and the Memphis-Shelby County Public Library and Information Center.