Graduate Theological Union

From the Director


It is a pleasure to welcome you to the Graduate Theological Union library. The Flora Lamson Hewlett Library in Berkeley, together with our branch library at San Francisco Theological Seminary in San Anselmo, offer a rich array of programs, services, and resources to support the study and research needs of the nine member schools, six affiliates, and two academic centers that comprise the GTU.

We invite GTU students, faculty, staff, and the community to use our facilities, and we have a skilled and helpful staff ready to serve you. We provide a comfortable place to study and offer a variety of workshops and other learning opportunities that will enrich your experience at the GTU.

We also offer a growing number of services for the online community. I hope you will browse our web pages  to explore our online catalog GRACE, which will guide you to the treasures of the library, including its special collections; and announcements of art exhibitions and public programs hosted by the library in Berkeley or San Anselmo.

I invite you to explore our collections, attend our programs, and make recommendations for new books or services. Please know that we welcome your comments and suggestions and that our first priority is to serve you.



Robert Benedetto
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Robert Bendetto's PictureRobert Benedetto joined the Graduate Theological Union as the director of the library in July of 2006. He had served as the director of special collections at Princeton Theological Seminary since 2002. Mr. Benedetto’s extensive experience includes serving as associate librarian and associate professor of bibliography at Union Theological Seminary and Presbyterian School of Christian Education (Va.) from 1991 to 2002. He has also worked as an archivist and deputy director of the Presbyterian Historical Society. Mr. Benedetto holds a master’s degree in library science from the University of Hawaii and a master’s degree in church history from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. He earned his bachelor’s degree from San Francisco State University. He brings to the GTU his background as a librarian and as a scholar. A prolific writer and editor, he has published books, articles, and reviews on Presbyterian history.