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Coronavirus Response

The James P. Boyce Centennial Library at Southern Seminary and Boyce College is shifting to an online service delivery model beginning Saturday March 21.

Building Access

Effective 5:00 p.m., Friday, March 20, all James P. Boyce Library facilities will be closed in keeping with The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary's commitment to maintain the health, safety, and well-being of our community and reduce the risks associated with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). 

Southern Seminary and Boyce College have moved to online formats for classroom instruction for the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester. With the Library discontinuing its regular operating hours for the duration of that period, the Library will continue to support all of the Boyce College and Southern Seminary classes with sufficient resources, relegated entirely to digital access and delivery formats. 

Access to checking out physical items has been suspended, however, many library resources and services may still be accessed remotely.

Returning Borrowed Items

You may return items through the book-drop located to the left of the library main entrance. Alternatively, you may mail them to:

SBTS Library
Attn: Circulation
2825 Lexington Rd.
Louisville, KY 40280
  • You are responsible for the postage and safe return of all books.
  • You are responsible for lost and damaged items and subject to replacement and processing fees. 
  • Items will be considered returned according to the date they are postmarked.
  • It is recommended that you insure and track your package.

Any overdue fines incurred between March 20th and the adjusted due date will be waived.

Online Resources

Many library resources are already online. These are a few resources of which you might not be aware: 

Scanning Requests

Though access and shipment of our physical resources have been suspended, the Library can still fulfill scans of items we own (if not on-loan) and items borrowed through Interlibrary Loan (if we are able to fulfill the request). Scans are subject to copyright restrictions—only 10% or one chapter of a book may be requested.

To submit a request please use this form link below:

Academic Liaisons

The Library has a team of academic liaisons available to provide assistance with the teaching, research or resource needs as you finish the semester.

Contact the Library at 502-897-4713 or 


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