SEI owns a library of 2,200 books relevant to the modules studied, including one copy of every book listed in the indicative bibliographies; this is based in the General Synod Office (21 Grosvenor Crescent, Edinburgh EH12 5EE). All SEI students are automatically registered as borrowers. Books may be borrowed (directly or posted on request) for up to six weeks, unless recalled by another student. 

SEI has an arrangement with The Highland Theological Library (Dingwall) who will kindly post books to any student living north of Perth; SEI picks up the tab at the end of the year for all postage costs incurred. The Northeast Religious Resources Centre (North Shields) provides the same service for students in the Borders.

Similarly, SEI will reimburse the joining fee for a local University Library for any student who does not already have access to one by being an enrolled university student. 

Students have access to a fine array of online  books and journal through The Hub on Moodle. The Hub is made available by National Ministry Team to students whilst studying at any of the Theological Education Institutions across the UK. SEI uses part of its library budget to contribute to the purchase of online books for The Hub, thus making a new text available to more than just SEI’s students.