The Boston University School of Theology Library, located on the second floor of the School of Theology, is an autonomous BU Library that serves the School of Theology community on campus. Our goal as an institution is to build a library that supports the School of Theology in its mission to “cultivate leaders for communities of faith, to enrich the academy, and to seek peace with justice in a diverse and interconnected world.” We collect in areas that support the curriculum of the School of Theology (e.g. Biblical studies, the history of Christianity, theological ethics, doctrinal theology, practical theology, liturgy and homiletics, and Christian education), areas of interest to our STH community, and build upon our already existing and unique collections. Our archives and research collection contains a wealth of records of historical value created by the New England Conference of the United Methodist Church, the Boston University School of Theology, and others (search the archival collection here). For more information, check out our special collections page.
As a Boston University Library, all BU students, faculty, and staff, whether undergraduate or graduate, are welcome to use our library and borrow materials from us. As a member of the Boston Theological Interreligious Consortium, ATLA, and the Boston Library Consortium (through our affiliation with Mugar Memorial Library), we allow visitors from these institutions to borrow from us (and, conversely, School of Theology students can borrow from these institutions). Local-area clergy members are able to apply for borrowing privileges at our library, too. Finally, the School of 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.
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• Explore some of our library’s treasures in the School of Theology Archives.
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The Boston University School of Theology Library is located on the second floor of 745 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts 02215. Specific directions can be found on our Hours & Directions page.
You can also reach us by:
Phone: (617) 353-3034
Fax: (617) 358-0699
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Direct contact information for staff members