Alumni and Visitors

Note: we've been rearranging collections around this year in the Berkeley location and are digitizing some collections. The lower level is closed. Some items are temporarily unavailable and it may be noisy in the building with the extra activity. We recommend chatting with a librarian if you have quesitons about how to access collections during your visit. Many items will be available by requesting them in the catalog.  For a quiet experience, consider visiting our Branch library in San Anselmo (North Bay).

FAQ's for visitors

Yes, we have many types of patron cards available including for alumni and community patrons, see the borrowing section below for details and prices. Books can be picked up in Berkeley or San Anselmo.

Yes, we have computers and printing is currently 5 cents a page, cash only. We also have top-down books scanner (to create PDFs), copy machines. Please bring a flash drive to save images from the scanner.

We do not have a parking lot in Berkeley, but there is free 2-hour parking during the week on many of the streets around the library.

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 floor you enter on) in the library if you want to meet with someone.

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

Reference librarians are working hybrid schedules and will answer questions via the chat box (on this page) or library@gtu.edu. Librarians are not on duty for all the hours the building is open. Visitors who have a valid community patron, alumni, or other type of library card may come in the building to browse and use the computers or scanner.

Persons interested in using the archives do not need a library card, but will need an appointment. Reach out to archives@gtu.edu directly to set up a visit.

Alumni also have free access to the Atla Religion Database, see below for details.

Get a card

You have options if you wish to borrow items from our library, either use our curbside pick-up service or order Interlibrary Loan via your local public library.

Directions to the library

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

Archives and Special Collections

Many visitors are interested in our manuscript collections and archives. 

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Electronic Resources for Alums

The GTU is pleased to offer the Atla Religion Database with AtlaSerials to all GTU Member School Alumni.  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 late 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's of each member school and receive a library card number and access to online library collections. GTU information: https://www.gtu.edu/academics/gtu_visiting_scholars