Reference Assistance

Reference Services

Professional reference staff is available to assist patrons with study and research.Patrons may expect assistance from the Reference Librarian in using the computer catalog, microforms, periodical indexes, and reference and bibliographical tools, whether they are located in the Reference Room or elsewhere in the general collection. The Reference Librarian is trained in theological research and welcomes the opportunity to help you plan and conduct your study projects.

A few Reference Room reminders:

  • Books and periodicals may not be removed from the Reference Room except for photocopying. Please return them to the book truck in the Reference Room.
  • Materials should not be reshelved either in the Reference Room or in the stack areas but left on the book truck in the center of the Reference Room.
  • There may be duplicate copies of Bibles, commentaries, and other reference materials in the stacks, in case you would like a circulating copy. Also, remember that we keep only a small sample of commentaries in the Reference Room — there are many additional titles available in the stacks.
  • Please do not bring food of any kind into the Reference Room; drinks must be in covered, spill-proof containers.
  • We try to maintain a quiet environment in the Reference Room. Please do not carry on conversations there (the building contains many group study rooms for people working together). Cell phones should be turned off or taken outside.