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Library

Temporary Closure: The GTU Main Library Building will be closed on Wed. Dec. 8th and Thurs. Dec. 9th. Reference librarians will be available on chat from 9am-4pm. 

The branch library at the SFTS Campus in San Anselmo will have regular open hours. 

Yes, for fully vaccinated people who are part of the GTU consortium or UC-Berkeley (current students, faculty or staff), you may come in without reservations. Please have your proof of vaccination and School ID ready. Full policy here. The front door is locked, so use the doorbell.

Community borrowers, GTU and UCB alumni, ATLA reciprocal borrowers, and individuals are all welcome to check out books using our curbside pickup service, and ask for assistance using the chat or email.

We also offer curbside pickup only in Berkeley on Sundays from 1pm - 5pm, when the building is closed. 

Note: fully vaccinated means two weeks after your final shot.

The SFTS branch library in San Anselmo is now open to the public. Come and visit!

Students, login using your student ID number. If you don't know it, it's located in your student registration system.  

Faculty and Staff- if you have a library card, you can use your barcode number. If not, we can create a number for you.

You will need to create a PIN to login in, along with using your number. Set one up here.

 

Chat us for assistance from this page.

A PIN is just the passcode you will create to login to the library resources.

To set it up the first time, enter your barcode (or Student ID). Leave the PIN field blank & Click Submit.

Two PIN fields will display. This is your opportunity to create an 8-12 alpha-numeric character PIN number.
It must contain both alpha and numeric characters (for example, 2021berkeley)

Forgot your PIN? Use the link to be sent a retrieval email.

Use this link to get started.

We have curbside pickup services available if you aren't eligible to come in, or just feel more comfortable taking your materials home. Request the item online for pickup at the Berkeley or San Anselmo locations. Once you get an email that your item is on the hold shelf for you, come by any time the building is open to get it. No appoinment needed.

Here is a flyer describing the curbside process in Berkeley.

And you can always ask a librarian for help! Chat us from this page or email library@gtu.edu

In Berkeley, in accordance with the Alameda County Nov. 1st, 2021 health order you are not required to wear a mask indoors. Please be prepared to show your proof of vaccination, school ID, and sign in at the door. 

In San Anselmo, in accordance with the Marin County health order, you are not required to wear a mask indoors. 

The fastest and easiest way is to chat a librarian (from this page)!

9 am - 4 pm Pacific Time, on weekdays.

Or email us at library@gtu.edu. Some in-person hours will also be available, listed on here. 

In the main library in Berkeley, the Seminar B room can be reserved for solo use by GTU students, faculty and staff. If you want to have a zoom meeting, practice a presentation, or have an online interview, this room can be booked in two-hour blocks. There are not any group study rooms available this semester due to social distancing.

https://gtu.libcal.com/reserve/room

Notices for Bay Area students: 

  • We will be emptying the lost and found at the end of the semester, if you think you have left something in the library, please visit the circulation desk (or give us a call) to see if your item has been found.
  • The GTU main library building in Berkeley is getting a refresh of the 3rd floor. You will hear loud noises in the library at times. For silent study, consider visiting the SFTS branch library in San Anselmo. 
  • Students: Need a job? We are hiring circulation student employees at the Berkeley location for daytime, weekday hours. Chat or email us at library@gtu.edu with questions. Application here.

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 more than 20 member schools, academic centers, and affiliates that comprise the GTU.