Support the Library

Thank you for your interest in supporting the School of Theology Library! Our main mission is to support the Boston University School of Theology, but we are open to all, including BU undergraduates, graduate students, alumni, scholars from other Boston Theological Institute schools, scholars from other Boston Library Consortium institutions, visiting scholars, and the general public.

One way you can support our library is by taking advantage of the wealth of services we have to offer, including getting answers to your research questions, attending library events (including our Workshop Series), reading our research guides, checking out our e-resources, finding resources through interlibrary loan or researching in our archives collections, or simply checking out a book at our circulation desk!

Financial Donations

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If you wish to further the mission of our library through a financial donation, you can submit donations at:

The Campaign for Boston University

Remember to specify your donation is to the “Theology Library” at the bottom of the page.

Donation of Items

If you have library material donations and were considering donating them to the School of Theology Library, first of all, thank you! Please note the following:

  1. We can only accept donations of material in “good” or better condition (this means no loose pages, broken binding on books, no scratches on DVDs, etc.).
  2. Donated material should help support the School of Theology curriculum and research.
  3. We cannot offer tax receipts for items. If you require documentation of your gift, we can merely provide a letter stating that you donated books to our library.
  4. We cannot come and pick-up items.

After donations are made, the final disposition of the donated items rests with the library staff. These may include:

  1. Sending donations to another library.
  2. Giving items to current students.
  3. Sale of items in a book sale or via a used book dealer.
  4. Recycling unusable items (usually only for items in poor condition, missing pages, without covers, etc.).

Once again, thank you wholeheartedly for your donations and continued support of the School of Theology Library.