Yes. The front door is locked, so use the doorbell.

The SFTS branch library in San Anselmo is now open to the public. Come and visit! Masks are recommended, but not required.

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

Not during the Fall Semester. All private study rooms are being used by staff and collections as we rearrange our space. There are plenty of tables available where you can meet with a group on level 2. We plan to have reserveable study rooms available again in the Spring Semester.

Request the first floor items 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. The reference collection and current periodicals collection is available for browsing.

And you can always ask a librarian for help! Chat us from this page or email

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.

The GTU main library building in Berkeley is rearranging and digitizing the collection, and the lower level stacks are closed. The library is open on level 2 only. Books can be placed on hold via the catalog during the closure. In the catalog record, use the Request button to select the item. You will be notified when it is ready for pickup. 

For silent study, consider visiting the SFTS branch library in San Anselmo or the libraries at UC-Berkeley. Read about the plans 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.

Library Re-Opening Party

Come to the library to reconnect with colleagues and classmates—families are welcome! Hors d'oeuvres and drinks will be served.

Flora Lamson Hewlett Library
4:00pm to 6:00pm