Graduate Theological Union

Rare Books

Rare Materials in the GTU Library Collection

Rare books and other rare materials in the GTU Library collection are available for the use of GTU faculty, students, visiting scholars, and other library users Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Requests for use of materials must be submitted before 4:30 p.m. Special research needs may be accommodated; please contact the Reference Desk at (510) 649-2501 /

You will be required to fill out a Rare Materials Request Form and surrender a current photo-ID, preferably a driver's license, at the Circulation Desk while using the materials. You must use items in a reading area that will be arranged for you by library staff. Rare materials cannot be checked out or taken out of the library.

You may search for rare materials on GRACE, the GTU Library catalog. See also the following lists:

Rare Materials in the Swedenborgian Library and Archives

The Swedenborgian House of Studies (SHS), in partnership with Pacific School of Religion, is the seminary of the General Convention of Swedenborgian Churches. The SHS Library is located in Holbrook Hall of the Pacific School of Religion.

You may search for rare materials on GRACE, the GTU Library catalog. See also the list of rare books at the SHS Library

Rare Materials in the Wilbur Rare Book Collection, Starr King School for the Ministry

The Wilbur Rare Book Collection at the Starr King School for the Ministry (SKSM), one of the member schools of the GTU, contains 1,300-volumes covering the history of Unitarian Universalism from the early 16th century to the Rev. Thomas Starr King's San Francisco ministry during the Civil War. For more information, please see the SKSM website. To access these materials, please inquire at the GTU Library Reference Desk, (510) 649-2501 or e-mail.