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BTI Libraries

bti libraries

Together, the libraries of the schools of the Boston Theological Institute own a million and a half volumes in theology and related disciplines. The collections are accessible to all BTI students and faculty with a BTI library card, obtained at the library of the student or faculty member's home institution.

Most of the BTI libraries provide detailed information about their collections and services on their websites. Library staff members can assist you with specific questions about holdings.

Library

Website

Catalog

Andover Newton Theological School
Franklin Trask Library

Website

Catalog

Boston College Department of Theology
O'Neill Library

Website

Catalog

Boston College School of Theology and Ministry
Library

Website

Catalog

Boston University School of Theology
Theology Library

Website

Catalog

Episcopal Divinity School
Library

Website

Catalog

Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
Goddard Library

Website

Catalog

Harvard Divinity School
Andover-Harvard Theological Library

Website

Catalog

Hebrew College & Rabbinical School
Rae & Joseph Gann Library

Website

Catalog

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

Website

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 BTI 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. 

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
The IxTheo database is under development at the University of Tubingen and includes journals, literature, indexes, articles, festschriften, monographs, conference papers, and much that is not in the ATLA.

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