The Steven R. Sylvester Memorial Library

The Steven R. Sylvester Library is named in honor of Mr. Sylvester, a former student of the Bible College. Steven was enrolled at SFBC&TS from 1996 until his untimely death in 2000. The President along with our Board of Directors wanted to honor Steven and dedicate the library in his memory.

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“You are born into this world innocent and protected

always wanted and never neglected

as the Lord intended His children to be.

What a wondrous system this is and who else could make it so,

but He, our Father God.”

-Steve Sylvester

South Florida Bible College &Theological Seminary received $150,000.00 from the Harcourt M. and Virginia W. Sylvester Foundation in honor of Steven R. Sylvester, which has done great strides in making the library into what it is today.

The Steven R. Sylvester Memorial Library opened in May 2007. The library exists to serve the students, faculty, and staff of SFBC&TS. Our library has a physical and online collection of reading materials and a study room with computer stations and wireless internet. Our Library Director is qualified and experienced to help you effectively use the library. We are ready to help you in any way we can in your studies and research. Please ask for assistance at any time.  The library has a physical collection of about 10,000 books, is building on its present collection of periodicals, and has online full-text subscription to many journals.  Our collection strengths are Bible, theology, pastoral theology, Christian education, elementary education, psychology, counseling, and business. Budget allows the purchase of needed works. We invite you to explore the library and watch it grow. May the library be part of your growth.

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Library Hours:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 10:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • *Open hours vary and are subject to change due to class scheduling, holidays, and inclement weather.

SFBC &TS’ library is growing and we look forward to adding additional volumes within the next few years. In addition, local SFBC&TS students, with Student ID Cards, also have full access to local area libraries, including university libraries. Contact us by telephone or email us at library@sfbc.edu for additional information. Our direct line is 954-545-8327.

SFBC&TS currently has a Library Program underway for the solicitation of donated books for the college and seminary. Please read about our GIFTS program, which includes information on the Library Program. Won’t you please help our university build our Library?

Hall of Fame (Significant Library Program Contributors)

  • The Harcourt M. and Virginia W. Sylvester Foundation
  • Dr. Carl W. Holz
  • Dr. John Weldon