The School of Theology Library offers a variety of different services and events to help the members of our community engage and learn.

Click on the collapsible box to learn more about events and exhibitions at the School of Theology Library!

In celebration of our School of Theology Faculty authors, the STH Library is pleased to sponsor in-person discussions focused on recent publications and research. These discussions are intended to provide an opportunity for participants to be introduced to and engage with the work of a STH faculty member or author!

Click here to see past and upcoming talks!

Faculty Video Interviews

STH faculty members are active in doing research and publishing in their areas of expertise. The Library has sponsored a series of video interviews of faculty members of the School of Theology with the goal to showcase their work! Each video runs around 15-30 minutes and focuses on a recently published book by the faculty member. We hope these interviews will serve to introduce you to the remarkable work going on at the School of Theology.

Click here to see our collection of Video Faculty Interviews (hosted on YouTube.com).

motive Magazine

A publication from the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry hosted at Boston University School of Theology, motive (always spelled with a lowercase “m”) was the official magazine for the Methodist Student Movement from its founding in 1941 and, for a few years at the end of its life, for the entire University Christian Movement (UCM). The Digital Projects Librarian took charge in the movement of digitizing this important publication that inspired an entire generation of religious activists.

To explore motive Magazine, click here.


Library staff hosts a Wednesday Workshop Series, every Wednesday at 1pm in the Library Instruction Room (209). Learn about the vast array of services the library has to offer, from our databases, to requesting needed materials for research from libraries throughout the world, to how to sort your citations using Zotero or RefWorks. Furthermore, we have an entire workshop about plagiarism posted on our website!

Click here to see our online materials from our workshops and check out our latest workshop schedule.

Find out information on current artwork and exhibitions on display at the School of Theology Library, like Robert Indiana’s “HEAL” (2014) or the watercolors of British artist Harold Copping displayed in our library. Find out about past exhibitions in our library as well.


The School of Theology Library regularly holds book sales; we sell surplus or duplicate items from our collection for reasonable prices to all who stop by ($2!). The flyer from our March 2016 Book Sale is included here. All proceeds support our library! For more information, click here.