Graduate Theological Union

Flora Lamson Hewlett Library

Welcome to the Flora Lamson Hewlett Library of the Graduate Theological Union


The Graduate Theological Union's Flora Lamson Hewlett Library is one of the most comprehensive theological libraries in the country, with 450,000 volumes, more than 1500 periodical subscriptions, and 292,000 microforms and audio-visual materials, providing service for future parish ministers, seminary educators, scholars, and community leaders.

The library is located on "Holy Hill" in Berkeley, California, with a separate branch of the library at San Francisco Theological Seminary on its San Anselmo campus.  Its mission is to develop and maintain resources of superior quality for teaching, learning, and research in the disciplines of religion and theology for both professional and academic degree programs.

At the crossroads of interdisciplinary scholarship, the library is the geographic and spiritual heart of the GTU.  Founded in 1969 from historical original collections brought together from member schools, the library reflects the ecumenical and interreligious collaboration that takes place at the GTU.  The collection has not only the breadth to support a full range of theological education programs, but also considerable depth in many areas of religion and theological inquiry.

Inside Library

Use the left-hand navigation bar to access the different sections of the library website.  Specific information for faculty, students, and alumni/visitors is located in those respective directories (designated with all-capital letters).