Shades Library Media > Shades Library

The Shades Library's goal is to provide resources and information to the church family and to the community. It strives to provide a variety of materials that teach, strengthen, inspire, encourage, entertain, and further the cause of Jesus Christ. Our holdings may be viewed on our Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC).

The Library is located on the Fourth Floor Concourse, just outside the crossover to the Worship Center and is operated by a director and staff of volunteers.

***Until further notice, due to the threat of the COVID-19 virus, the Shades library will provide “curbside” library media checkout for pickup outside the library windows.  The procedure for selecting and reserving media for checkout can be found under the Patron & Circulation Information tab to the right.

For purposes of media pickup outside the library, effective June 28, 2020, current normal operating hours for the library are:


  • 7:45 AM to 8:15 AM
  • 9:00 AM to 9:30 AM
  • 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM


  • 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM


  • 4:00 PM to 7:30 PM


  • 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Items may be returned anytime the church is open. If the library is closed, there is a return drawer just left of the library door. There is also a freestanding return box on the second floor of the Worship Center, to the left of the aquarium.

For more information, please email the library, or call Sandra Mezzell at (205) 822-1670.