Graduate Theological Union


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Conduct Policy

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Library History

Before the GTU and its library came into existence, the seminaries of the Bay Area and of California engaged in a number of cooperative library programs. The earliest cooperation began around the turn of the century as denominations located their seminaries in Berkeley to be close to the University of California, and its educational and library resources. The Western Theological Library Association was begun in 1954 by J. Stillson Judah, Librarian of the Pacific School of Religion. Cooperative project included union catalogs and periodical lists.


Maps of the Building

Download a PDF map of the library building: First Floor | Second Floor

Hours and Directions

GTU Library Hours

Note: For SFTS Branch Library hours, please see the SFTS Branch Library page.

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.

Flora Lamson Hewlett Library

Welcome to the Flora Lamson Hewlett Library of the Graduate Theological Union


The Graduate Theological Union's Flora Lamson Hewlett Library is one of the most comprehensive theological libraries in the country, with 450,000 volumes, more than 1500 periodical subscriptions, and 292,000 microforms and audio-visual materials, providing service for future parish ministers, seminary educators, scholars, and community leaders.

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