Graduate Theological Union


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Borrowing Privileges

Borrowing Materials from the GTU


Library Cards


Application for a GTU Library card must be made in person. You must have your library card with you to check out items; no items will be checked out to you without your library card. Library cards are not transferable and should not be used by anyone other than yourself.

Contact Us

2400 Ridge Road
Berkeley, CA 94709-1212


Reference Desk

Ask a librarian for research assistance, workshop information, schedule of tours or instruction sessions, general information.

(510) 649-2501 Note: This phone number is only answered when a librarian is available.

Click here for the reference desk page.


Suggest a Library Purchase

The GTU Library maintains one of the largest collections of theological materials in the United States.  As noted elsewhere,  the Library houses 450,000 volumes ; maintains over 1500 current subscriptions to serial and journal publications ; and owns 290,000+ microforms, audio-visual, and digital materials; a very significant resource for the study or religion, theology, and related disciplines.

Audio-Visual Room

Digital Workstation

The computer workstation in the Audio-Visual room is a one-stop place for digitizing audio, video and documents.  The workstation includes an Epson scanner with a document feeder, which provides for the efficient scanning of multi-page documents.  The workstation also includes a VCR with computer-interface, which allows users to convert VHS videos to a variety of digital video formats.  The workstation is for faculty, staff and doctoral student use.

Interlibrary Loan

Information for ILL Departments of Other Libraries


The holdings of the GTU Library can be found in the following places:

  • OCLC (symbol GTX)
  • GRACE, the GTU Library catalog
  • in MELVYL, the catalog of the University of California library system. GTU holdings are updated quarterly.

Loan Periods and Availability of Materials

Course Reserves

Reserve Materials Guidelines

Electronic Resources

Need help using these resources? Ask a librarian: in person, 510-649-2501, or chat.

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