Access to any of our electronic databases, including ATLA. Your login information is the same as your Canvas login.
Access to books we own. (See request form below)
Access to portions of books and articles physically in our library. (See article request form below.)
Access to eBooks in our catalog. After searching for a book in the search engine in the "Books" tab, there will be a category on the left side to narrow the search down to eBook.
Access to our Research Expert staff to help you begin a research project or help you through other related issues. Just give us a call at 502-897-4713 and ask for a Research Expert.
Please see the link on the left for your degree program.
Doctoral student policies are different from undergraduate and graduate student policies.
Loan times begin before the book is shipped to you. This is part of our process that cannot be changed.
You can fill out one of these two forms.
Books will only be mailed to current students living in the USA.
Items not owned by our library can be requested through Interlibrary Loan (ILL).
You are responsible for the postage and safe return of all books. We recommend you insure and track your package. Send only 5 books per box. Please allow time for books to arrive on campus, be distributed to the library, and then scanned as returned.
No more than 10 books and 10 articles per individual may be requested per week. Requests exceeding this limit will be filled after all other requests are processed.
If you would like a portion of a book scanned to you, please fill out the Article Request Form.
Please search our databases for full-text articles and e-books before requesting a scan.
Copyright guidelines will be followed so some requests may not be processed. We will provide one chapter or up to 10% of a book.
Follow general guidelines for requesting books. We will place a hold on the item and ship it to you when it arrives. Please do not place holds on items yourself.
Generally, requests are processed and sent within 1-2 business days. Books are sent via library rate which is slower than regular mail, so please allow time for shipping. Articles, however, will be scanned and sent to your email address in roughly 2-3 business days. When a book arrives that you borrowed from ILL an "arrived hold" email will be sent to you. Please follow the instructions in the email to have the book mailed to you.
These items cannot be sent to you, but portions of these can be scanned to you.
CDs & DVDs
Material in our restricted collections
Material in our special collections
Where do I ship books to return or renew?
SBTS Library Circulation
2825 Lexington Ave.
Louisville, KY 40280
If you want your books renewed and shipped back to you, please leave an obvious note in the box. Otherwise, we assume books we receive are returns.
We are responsible for getting books to you, but you are responsible for the safe and timely return of all books. We recommend that you ship books with this in mind.
Inter-Library Loan (ILL) & Distance Education Coordinator