Graduate Theological Union

Reference Desk

Reference Desk

Regular Hours:
Monday 10:00-4:00
Tuesday 10:00-8:00
Wednesday 10:00-8:00
Thursday 10:00-4:00
Friday 10:00-4:00
Sunday 1:00-7:00

Ask a librarian: or 510-649-2501 or visit us!

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  1. Locate a specific fact, or answer a specific question
  2. Find a particular book, journal, journal article, video, slide set, or audio tape
  3. Find materials on a particular topic
  4. Provide basic instruction on research skills such as finding journal articles, searching for books, or how to use Biblical reference tools
  5. Assist in using electronic research tools, such as the ATLA Religion Database
  6. Suggest additional avenues for researching a topic
  7. Submit interlibrary loan requests (Note: These may take 2 weeks or more. You will be contacted when the requested book or materials arrive.)
  8. Approve format and paper for thesis and dissertation. Request materials from Special Collections and Archives.

Contact Us:

Telephone during scheduled hours: 510-649-2501
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