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Alumni and Visitors

Due to the pandemic, the library is temporarily unavailable to visitors until further notice. However, we are happy to answer your questions on chat and email: Alumni, see below for information about the Atla Religion Database for Alumni.

FAQ's for visitors

Yes, anyone can visit and use the library. Please contact us ahead of time to use archival collections or for collections off-site. We can have them ready when you arrive. Check our homepage for hours and special closures. 

Not for visitors, our study rooms can only be reserved for GTU students, faculty and staff. We do have group tables on the upper level (the collaborative floor) of the library if you want to meet with someone. The lower level is silent. 

Yes, please visit the reference desk or circulation desk for the current password. 

Yes, we have many types of patron cards available including for alumni and community patrons, see the borrowing section below for details and prices. 

Yes, we have 5 public computers and printing is currently 5 cents a page, cash only. We also have scanners (to create PDFs), copy machines, and a microform reader. 

We do not have a parking lot, but there is free 2-hour parking during the week on many of the streets around the library, and free all-day street parking on weekends. The parking structure behind the library is owned by UC-Berkeley. Many people take public transit to get here, as we are near AC Transit bus lines and a 10-minute, uphill walk from BART. 

Get a card

We have many options if you wish to borrow items from our library, or you can use all items in-house, without a card.

Visit the library

We are located one block north of the UC-Berkeley campus, at 2400 Ridge Road. 

Archives and Special Collections

Many visitors come to use our manuscript collections and archives. 

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Electronic Resources for Alums

The GTU is pleased to offer the ATLA Religion Database/ATLAS for Alums and the ATLA Catholic Periodical and Literature Index (CPLI).  Please complete this form to request login credentials for these resources.  Once you have received your username and password, follow this link to login. 

This password changes once per year in September, and we will email you and let you know the new password. If you don't have the current password (or are now using a different email address), just fill out the form again and we will send it along! 

Please note: you must have graduated from a degree program such as: MDiv, MA, DMin, MTS, ThD, PhD, etc... this database is not accessible to non-degree students or auditors. 


Visiting Scholars Program

The library welcomes visiting scholars from around the world who come to the GTU to study, teach, and write. Visiting scholars are approved by the dean’s office and receive a library card and access to library collections. Scholars whose work has been approved by the dean may contact the library director’s office to inquire about a private study carrel.  Private study carrels are in great demand; early arrangements are the best way to secure a study carrel. Two carrels are also available for visitors using our special collections.

Please contact Caryl Woulfe for a visiting scholar carrel.