Library Book Sale

April 15th, 2014 in Events

Library Conference Room
Thursday, May 1 – Saturday, May 3 10 am – 4 pm
Monday, May 5, 10 am – 4pm

$2 for hardcover, $1 for paperback and sheet music

There is something for everyone at the School of Theology book sale:  Books on Theology, Methodism, psychology, pastoral care, philosophy, hymnody, music and much, much more. Come discover some great books for summer reading or study!


Ulterior motive: The Cartoons of James Crane

July 30th, 2014 in Collections, Events

Ulterior motive: Cartoons by James Crane

Through simple statements, and intricate black-and-white line drawings, Jim Crane comments on theology, ecology, politics and the human condition. His cartoons, created in the 1950s and 1960s seem even more relevant today. Crane’s cartoons were published in theological magazines including, motive (a magazine of the Methodist Student Movement), Ave Maria (a Catholic family magazine), and United Church Herald.

The cartoons are displayed in the Community Center Exhibition Space of the BU School of Theology, and in the library located on the second floor. Free and open to the public, July 23, 2014- September 29, 2014, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Contact or (617) 353-1323 for more information.

Boston University School of Theology

745 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215.

John Howard Yoder Library available online

July 9th, 2014 in New Resources

An online digital library containing nearly 250 unpublished, informally published and popular works by theologian John Howard Yoder is now available for scholars and students around the world.

John Howard Yoder (1927-1997) was a prominent Mennonite theologian who introduced Anabaptist ideas into mainstream Christian theology. He served on the faculty of Goshen Biblical Seminary (1958-1959), Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary (1960-1984, 1997), and Notre Dame University (1967-1997). His 1972 book, “The Politics of Jesus,” was named one of the top five theology books of the 20th century by Christianity Today.

The library can be found here.

The collection can also be found under “E-reference” on the library home page.

Closed 7/4 – Independence Day

June 30th, 2014 in Library Hours

The Theology Library will be closed on Friday, July 4, 2014 in observance of Independence Day.

Regular summer hours will resume at 8:30 am on Monday, July 7, 2014.

Summer Hours

May 5th, 2014 in Library Hours

Summer hours will begin on Monday, May 12th and continue through Labor Day.  Summer hours are Monday-Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm.  The library is closed on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays.

Library closing

April 16th, 2014 in Library Hours

The STH library will be closed Saturday, April 19th, through Monday, April 21st in celebration of Easter and Patriot’s Day.  The library will re-open at 8:00am on Tuesday, April 22nd.

The library will also be closing at noon on Friday the 18th.

Library acquires trial subscription to MinistryMatters Premium Library

April 9th, 2014 in New Resources

Some of the resources available through this trial subscription include:

  • New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible
  • Dictionary of Biblical Interpretation
  • New Interpreter’s Bible
  • Abingdon Old Testament Commentaries
  • Abingdon New Testament Commentaries
  • Dictionary of Liturgical Terms
  • Dictionary of Pastoral Care and Counseling
  • Wesleyan Spiritual Reader
  • Preaching the Revised Common Lectionary

and many more.  All resources are available full-text, online, at

We would like to get feedback on whether a regular subscription would be helpful to STH students and faculty.  Please send comments on this trial subscription to

Research with BU Databases

March 19th, 2014 in Workshops

Jim Skypeck will be conducting two workshops on using the BU databases to assist researchers with finding journal articles as well as other relevant data.  The sessions should run 30 minutes with time for questions as needed.

The sessions will be held in the library’s computer lab (Room 209) off the Reading Room at the following dates and times:


FRIDAY, April 4thAT 10:00AM

Please contact Jim with questions at: 617-353-5357 or


Plagiarism Workshop; 3/17 at 2pm

March 11th, 2014 in Workshops

Learn how to give credit where credit is due, and get useful tips on how and what to cite in your research papers. Stacey Battles de Ramos, Access Services Librarian, will be offering a workshop on plagiarism in the library’s electronic classroom (Room 209) at 2:00 pm on Monday, March 17.

Please contact Stacey at ( or 617-358-0698 with questions.

Spring Break Hours

March 3rd, 2014 in Library Hours

  Saturday, March 8 – Sunday, March 9


 Monday, March 10 – Friday, March 14

8:30 – 4:30

 Saturday, March 15 – Sunday, March 16


Normal semester hours will resume at 8:00 am on Monday, March 17, 2014