New BTI Library Borrowing Procedures

BTI Library Access

Beginning July 2018, the Boston Theological Institute is instituting a new system for borrowing across BTI Libraries by “opting into” borrowing in the BTI portal. No longer do you need to worry about getting a new BTI Card each semester at our circulation desk!

To borrow at other BTI libraries, you must have an account to access the BTI portal.

  • If you have not created an account in the BTI Portal, visit and fill out the New Students form. Simply check the box at the bottom of the form: Allow 2-3 business days for approval by the registrar and the BTI. You only need to complete this step once. Through the rest of your program, you will be eligible to borrow at all BTI Libraries!
  • If you have already created an account at the BTI portal, you need to “opt-in” to borrow at BTI Libraries. Log into your BTI Portal account, and click on the link “Library Sign-Up.” Click on the link “Click Here to Opt-in for Borrowing at BTI Libraries.” On the next screen, hit “Edit Item” on the top left of the page, and check the box saying “I wish to Opt-in for Borrowing at BTI Libraries.” Click submit, and you’re done!

Signs like the graphic above and handouts will be available for students.

If you are visiting us from another BTI institution, make sure you have followed these steps. If it is your first visit, please stop by Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4:00pm to create your BU account.

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