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 BTI Library Card Policy!

The library collections of the schools of the Boston Theological Institute, approaching a million and a half volumes in theology and related disciplines, constitute one of the richest centers of theological libraries in the world. The cooperative development of these library collections has facilitated scholarly research by opening member library collections to the students and faculty of all BTI schools. Most of the BTI libraries provide detailed information about their collections and services on their Web sites. The staffs of the libraries are always happy to assist you.

Library

Web Site

Catalog

Andover Newton Theological School
Franklin Trask Library

Web site

Catalog

Boston College Department of Theology
O'Neill Library

Web site

Catalog

Boston College School of Theology and Ministry
Library

Web site

Catalog

Boston University School of Theology
Theology Library

Web site

Catalog

Episcopal Divinity School
Library

Web site

Catalog

Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
Goddard Library

Web site

Catalog

Harvard Divinity School
Andover-Harvard Theological Library

Web site

Catalog

Hebrew College & Rabbinical School
Rae & Joseph Gann Library

Web site

Catalog

Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology
Archbishop Iakovos Library and Learning Resource Center

Web site

Catalog

BORROWING PRIVILEGES AND PROCEDURES

Books not owned by one’s home library may be borrowed by BTI students and faculty from all BTI libraries (with the exception of St. John’s Seminary, which has a non-circulating collection) upon proof of school affiliation and completion of any paperwork required by the library. If you are unable to travel to another BTI library to check out books in person, you may borrow them through the BTI Courier by completing an inter-library loan (ILL) form available at the circulation or reference desk of your school library. In most cases books from another library can be delivered to your library within five working days. Requests for photocopies may require somewhat more time for processing and delivery.

RENEWALS

Unless requested by another borrower, books may be renewed at the circulation desk of the lending library. Specific library renewal policies may differ.

RETURN OF BOOKS

Books borrowed from other BTI libraries may be returned via Courier service by leaving them at any BTI library circulation desk. Please check with circulation staff to be certain that you have allowed sufficient time for materials to arrive by the due date. The BTI Courier operates on Tuesday and Thursday for all schools during the academic year.

FINES

Fines for overdue materials and replacement costs for lost materials are charged according to the policy of the lending library. Failure to pay fines or return recalled material will result in the loss of the individual’s borrowing privileges at all BTI libraries.

PHOTOCOPY SERVICE

Photocopies of journal articles and other materials may be requested through the ILL department of your home library and delivered through the BTI Courier. The charge is 20 cents per exposure. Minimum charge is $3 including handling. Payment must be made upon receipt of copies. Request forms are available at the circulation or reference desks of all BTI libraries.

Index Theologicus

IxTheo - free database under development
This database is under development at the University of Tubingen and it includes journal literature indexes articles in festschriften and other similar multi-authored monographs, conference papers, and a significant amount of European literature that is currently not in the ATLA.

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