Odessa Theological Seminary is situated on 1.12 hectors of land, near the sanatorium area of Kuyalnick, 20 kilometers north of the Odessa city center. The seminary owns five buildings. The first building contains a library, a reading room, and a computer lab. The second building contains two classrooms, a laundry room, a cafeteria, and dormitory space. The third building holds administrative offices, classrooms, guest apartments, cafeteria, recreation room, power and heating facilities and dormitory space. The fourth building consists of a kitchen, a dining room, administrative offices and chapel. The fifth building is currently being renovated. It was recently purchased to provide additional classroom and dormitory space. The classroom area has been completed and we are currently renovating dormitory space and facilities for the academic department.
To maintain academic standards, we require students to use computers. Our computer lab is equipped with 14 computers for student use. The computers provide internet access, programs to help with the study of English, Greek and Hebrew and various programs to do biblical and theological research.
The library at Odessa Theological Seminary houses one of the largest collections of English-language theology books in Eastern Europe. As of October, 2006, the library holds 6,739 titles in English and 5,526 titles in Russian and a total of 24,053 books. Our desire is that the library serves as a resource of theological information and research.
Due to the small, but growing, amount of theological literature available in Russian and Ukrainian, the library provides a large volume of English theological literature. We believe that, just as Greek and Hebrew are used as research languages in Biblical studies, English can be used as a research language in theological studies.
The library also contains a large collection of up to date periodicals, videocassettes, audiocassettes and compact disks. We are currently building a digital catalogue, based on the international Dewey decimal system, of all reference material. Eventually the system will be equipped to handle dual alphabet searches and multiple language research on site and through the internet.