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

Using BU LIbrary Search

February 24th, 2014 in Workshops

Having trouble locating materials in BU Library Search? Need some pointers on using the facets? Just confused by the whole thing?  Please come to one of two 30-minute workshops in Room 209 conducted by Jim Skypeck, one of the STH librarians.

Sessions will be held:

Monday, March 3rd at 11:00 am

Friday, March 7th at 10:00 am


BU WorldCat Workshop – 3/3 at 2 pm

February 24th, 2014 in Workshops

Come find out how to use BU WorldCat Local for faster interlibrary borrowing from other Boston Library Consortium libraries!

The advantages are many: request from within WorldCat, receive books quickly (usually 1-2 days), check out/in on your regular library account, and many more.

Join our Access Services Librarian, Stacey Battles de Ramos, in the library’s electronic classroom (Rm. 209) at 2 pm on Monday, March 3 to learn more about how to use this easy, personalized version of WorldCat. This workshop will last approximately 30 minutes, including a question and answer session at the end.

President’s Day – Closed 2/15-17

February 10th, 2014 in Library Hours

The Theology Library will be closed on Saturday, February 15 and Monday, February 17 in observance of President’s Day weekend.

Normal semester hours will resume at 8:00 am on Tuesday, February 18, 2014.

Food and drink

February 4th, 2014 in Uncategorized

Please do not eat or drink in the library except in the Reading Room which is located at the far end of the library.  In order to preserve the collection and avoid unwanted “visitors”, please do not eat in the vicinity of the stacks areas.


We appreciate your assistance.

BTI cards

February 3rd, 2014 in New Services

You must get your BTI card from the Circulation Desk at the Theology Library before heading to another BTI library. If you do not have this card, you will be sent back to BU to get it.  All BTI card users must register at the other BTI library between the hours of 9-5 Monday through Friday. After registering, you may go and use your BTI privileges whenever that BTI library is open.

Moving of the Collection

January 31st, 2014 in Uncategorized

The library staff will be shifting the collection over the next several months. Please excuse the noise as we try to adjust the collection to make room for new purchases throughout the collection.  Labels will be removed as we work through each set of stacks so please ask for assistance if you cannot locate an item.

We apologize for the inconvenience this presents.