Library Services

Reference
Reference services are provided in person and via telephone and email.

While assistance to seminary students and faculty take priority over outside requests, we are always happy to help you!

Interlibrary Loan

Current GTS students, faculty, and staff may send requests to the Reference Librarian for items to be obtained from other libraries as loaned physical items or scans. Please note that some requests may take several weeks to arrive.

We are unfortunately unable to fulfill requests for GTS alumni or members of the public. In these cases, a local public library may be able to assist.

The Keller Library participates in several cooperative organizations that facilitate interlibrary loans. These are the American Theological Library Association (ATLA), New York Theological Library Association (NYATLA), New York Metropolitan Reference and Research Library Agency (METRO), and the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC).

Excluding Special Collections materials, we will loan material that is not too old or fragile to send. We do not lend materials published before 1920 or periodicals (bound or unbound).

There may be other, more efficient ways to obtain the material desired, so please plan ahead and consult with the Keller Library staff to determine which options best suit your needs.

Other Libraries in New York

GTS students who have registered with Union Theological Seminary may borrow materials from the Burke Library. Individuals who live or work in New York City may apply for a New York Public Library card. Ask the reference librarian for information about how to get direct access to other libraries.

 

Library Hours

For members of the Seminary community, the Library is open as follows:

Monday 9 am – 10 pm
Tuesday 9 am – 10 pm
Wednesday 9 am – 10 pm
Thursday 9 am – 10 pm
Friday 9 am – 5 pm
Saturday 10 am – 6 pm
Sunday 3 pm – 10 pm

The Library is closed from 9:50-11 each morning for morning prayer and from 5:30-7 on Tuesday evenings for community Eucharist

 Public Hours

The Library is open to the public from 11 am - 5 pm, Monday - Friday.

Learn about The Way of Wisdom Declaration by our Faculty,
and discover more about the Way of Wisdom in the
Keller Library News.