For Visitors

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All Scholars are Welcome Here.

The Theology Library encourages the pursuit of personal and academic research in all stages of life. We open our doors to the public for in-house consultation of all our materials, without exception.

Library Basics

The School of Theology Library is located on the 2nd floor of the School of Theology at 745 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts 02215. Find directions to the library by train and by car. Use BU Libraries Search to find books, articles, and other resources, and scan those items you find in our library stacks. Connect to our Wi-Fi as a visitor. Learn about our collection of holdings, search our archival holdings, and find our archives and research collection hours and policies.

Borrowing Privileges

Through agreements with the Boston Theological Institute, Boston Library Consortium, and a borrowing program through ATLA, you may be eligible for borrowing privileges! We also allow local area clergy borrowing privileges. Fill out our application here and turn it into the School of Theology Library circulation desk. Learn more about the Boston Theological Institute (BTI), Boston Library Consortium (BLC), and ATLA Reciprocal Borrowing Program. Note that Visiting Researchers may be granted borrowing privileges only with the authorization of the Dean, while other visitors need approval of the Head Librarian.

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