Graduate Theological Union
Offices and Departments
The library director is responsible for the overall operation of the library.
The Public Services Department supports the greater Graduate Theological Union Library by assisting users in finding information, facilitating access to information, and teaching concepts and skills necessary for current research and lifelong learning. Members of the Public Services Department are responsible for all library functions that involve direct contact with library users.
In support of the Graduate Theological Union and the Library’s Mission to support the instructional and research needs and goals of our students, faculty, and staff, the Catalog Department is responsible for providing meaningful and user friendly access to the library’s extensive collection by developing and maintaining the GTU Library’s online catalog, using national and international professional standards and local policy as needed. Additionally, we support theological research at large by contributing to national and international library catalogs.
The Collection Development Department is committed to provide exceptional service to the various constituencies of the Graduate Theological Union through prudent stewardship of the collections, the effective expenditure of the materials budgets, and the maintenance of strong working relations with our patrons, colleagues, vendors, and other service providers.
Special Collections serves as the repository for the archives of Graduate Theological Union and for rare books, papers and manuscripts, special research collections, and non-textual materials that document religion in the American West. Special Collections is open to the public.