Graduate Theological Union

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Library Catalogs

GRACE

The library catalog for the Graduate Theological Union

OSKICAT

The library catalog for the University of California Berkeley

MELVYL

The library catalog for the University of California system

Special Collections

Overview

Special Collections and Archives support the curriculum and preserve the records of the Graduate Theological Union. The collections are dedicated to diverse religious dialogue, the Christian and wider religious intellectual heritage, the American religious experience in the West, and the ministries and missions of the Member Schools and Institutes of the GTU.

Rare Books may only be accessed Monday through Friday from 9 am to 4 pm.  Please request them at the Circulation Deask.

Special Collections Department

Information at a Glance

 

Holdings

Rare books:  over 10,000 books and pamphlets
Archival and manuscript material: over 1300 linear feet

Hours

Monday-Friday 
Materials must be requested at least 30 minutes before closing time.
Rare Books: 9 am to 5 pm (submit request at circulation desk)
Archives:  8:30 am to 4 pm (submit request to archivist/special collections)

 

Collection Development

The Department as a whole is committed to the on-going development and maintenance of the various instructional and research collections (Exegesis, History, Liturgy, Practical Theology, Periodicals, Reference, etc.) that support the teaching, learning, and research activities associated with the disciplines of religion and theology undertaken in the academic and professional programs offered at the Graduate Theological Union.

To fulfill our mission, the Department strives to:

Cataloging

Staff

Carissa Hernandez, Technical Services Coordinator and Subscriptions Librarian
649-2521

 

 

Services

Rush Cataloging

If you find a book or other item in the GRACE catalog that you want, and it has the following message, you may request request rush cataloging for that item:
1 copy being processed for GTU

Public Services

Additionally, the Department seeks to promote resource sharing by providing enhanced access to collections and serving as a gateway to local, national and international resources.

If you need help with

Offices and Departments

Library Director's Office

The library director is responsible for the overall operation of the library.

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Results of the Library Survey

The results of the 2009-10 survey of library patrons.

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Results of the Library Survey

The results of the 2009-10 survey of library patrons.

Click here to get the file

Size 105.8 kB - File type application/pdf

Library Safety

Security Guard

A security guard is available in the evenings for those wanting an escort to their cars or back to their dorms.  Please contact the guard via the Circulation Desk in the Library either in person or by calling 510-649-2500.

 

Theft in the Library...

...is an unfortunate reality.  Please help us take every precaution to ensure the security of your personal belongings: purses, wallets, backpacks, books, portable computers and other electronic devices.

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