Libraries & Bookstores
Libraries and Borrowing Privileges
The GTU Library offers workshops through the semester. You can view a list of those workshops here: GTU Library Fall 2012 Workshops
The Flora Lamson Hewlett Library at the Graduate Theological Union (GTU) provides the students and faculty of the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology (DSPT) with a rich and unique learning environment. The collection of the Library reflects the ecumenical spectrum of the GTU and the diversity found within Christian traditions as well as within worldwide Christianity. The collection is one of the largest theological collections in the country, nearly 700,000 items in size.
GRACE , the Library's catalog, lists most of the Library's extensive holdings. In addition to its printed, microform, and audio-visual resources, the Library offers access to a wide array of electronic resources. Databases for journal literature, including full-article journals online, and a growing collection of ebooks and online texts further aid in the research process. The GTU Archives, with 285 collections, provide primary research materials on religion in the West and Pacific Rim, with interest in ecumenism, inter-religious activity, ethnic plurality, women in religion, and new religious movements. The composite collection of the Library has not only the breadth to support the full range of theological programs, but also has impressive depth in many areas of religion and theological studies.
Professional librarians provide assistance with research and the use of library materials. Tours of the library as well as workshops on the research process and the use of electronic research tools are offered throughout the school year. Workshops are taught in the Library's Teaching Lab, a special computer facility designed for hands-on instruction. Students may also arrange for individual consultation to plan a research strategy for a term paper, thesis, or dissertation.
DSPT/GTU students and faculty are given borrowing privileges at the nearby Library of the University of California, Berkeley . This service assures excellent support to students in disciplines such as philosophy, history, sociology of religion, art and art history, music, classics, literature, education, and psychology. Students also have access to the Santa Clara University Library .