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Borrowing Books & Etc.

Quick answers to some of the more common questions

Guests & Alumni

What qualifies me to check out books as a guest?

If you are...                                     ....we can create a guest reader account for you.

  • A graduate of the seminary
  • An immediate family member of a current student, faculty member, or staff
    • An email address is required to have a library account
  • A student at an institution in the Metroversity program.
  • Paid staff at a local church within a 50 mile radius
  • A community member involved in one of SBTS's music ensembles

How many books may I borrow at one time?     15

How long can I borrow books?

  • Loan times are for 3 weeks. 

  • You can renew books twice online or over the phone.

    • Your books will be due three weeks from the date or renewal.

    • You cannot renew, however, when another person places a hold on the book.

  • On the third renewal, we need to see the book.

    • We will check it in and then check it right back out to you.

Can I access articles online?

If you are an alumnus, you can access the "ATLA Alumni" database within the full database list.

  • Please call the front desk (502-897-4713) to verify that you are an alumnus to receive access authorization.

Alumni and guests can also access to all of our open access resources. Within the Databases & E-Resources page, select "Open Access"  from the Database Types drop menu. There is no log-in required for open access material.


How can I access password protected material online?

Though we can't allow remote access, you can view/download/print articles or dissertations through our databases while in the library. While here, no password is required.