Category: New Services

Updated Borrowing Policies and Elimination of Fees/Fines

As of November 30, 2020, the School of Theology Library has updated its borrowing policies, and we no longer charge fees or fines for any overdue material! We are the first library at Boston University to completely eliminate fees and fines for library materials. We have found fees and fines to not be an effective […]

New Page with our Fall 2020 Workshops

The School of Theology Library has launched a new page (Fall 2020 Workshop Recordings) with recordings of all the instructional portions of workshops in our Library Essentials series during Fall 2020! If you are unable to attend our live Fall 2020 workshops at 1pm on Fridays via Zoom (view our schedule and register for workshops […]

3/25/2020 Letter from the Head Librarian

Hello Everyone, I wanted to let you all know that the library will continue to try to offer scanning services twice a week for faculty and students. Faculty members, we have created an online request system for scans for courses available at Also, feel free to email me your request. Also, please do not hesitate […]

COVID-19 Response

The School of Theology Library has developed contingency plans to ensure we continue to provide effective support for the School of Theology community with the outbreak of COVID-19. This page provides information for our key communities on effects to library operations, implementation of document delivery, and any other necessary information. Please view our response webpage […]

New BTI Library Borrowing Procedures

Beginning July 2018, the Boston Theological Institute is instituting a new system for borrowing across BTI Libraries by “opting into” borrowing in the BTI portal. No longer do you need to worry about getting a new BTI Card each semester at our circulation desk! To borrow at other BTI libraries, you must have an account […]

Book Group Study Space Year-round!

The library’s conference room (202A) is now open for all BU STH students to book all semester long (barring availability, of course)! Sign up to use the Library Conference Room as a Group Study Space! To do so, within 48 hours or less of the time you wish to reserve, email Sean Smith ( You […]

MyPrint Changes

Throughout campus, new printers have been installed that allow BU students to self-release printing simply by swiping their BU ID! With self-release, there are no more trips to the library circulation desk to pick up printing, no more coversheets and no more sending a print job to the wrong printer, never to be picked up. […]

Revamped Website!

The School of Theology Library has updated its website! In April, Boston University introduced a new framework for websites that incorporates best practices for website building and allows for easier, more responsive use no matter what device being used: phone, tablet, laptop, or PC. The staff of the School of Theology Library decided that we […]

Database on Trial: Twentieth Century Religious Thought

We have a new database on trial through June 20, 2016: Twentieth Century Religious Thought, volume 1 on Christianity and volume 2 on Islam. From the database website, the Twentieth Century Religious Thought database is a “multivolume, cross-searchable online collection that brings together the seminal works and archival materials related to worldwide religious thinkers, from […]