Libraries

Together, the libraries of the schools of the Boston Theological Institute own over 4 million 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.  Student BTI library cards are valid for one academic term at a time; faculty BTI library cards are valid for one academic year.  

Most of the BTI libraries provide detailed information about their collections and services on their websites. Library staff members can answer 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
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Goddard Library Website Catalog
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Bruce Jackson Memorial 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

BTI students and faculty may borrow books from any other BTI school library opon proof of school affiliation and completion of any registration required by the lending library. Books may be checked out in person or requested through inter-library loan (ILL). BTI alumni do not have borrowing privileges at BTI libraries but may be able to request a book through the school they attended. The BTI is currently working on giving each school access to a database that will allow them to verify that you are a BTI student. This will replace the BTI library card that was used in previous years. 

Renewals

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

Returns

Books borrowed from other BTI libraries may be returned through the MLS (Massachusetts Library System) by leaving them at any BTI library circulation desk. 

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 can result in the loss of borrowing privileges at all BTI libraries. 

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