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Alumni and Visitors

Due to the pandemic, the library building is temporarily closed until further notice. However, we are happy to answer your questions on chat and email: If you live in the bay area, a community patron card (or Alumni card) can be purchased to use our curbside pickup service, pickup locations are in Berkeley and San Anselmo (North Bay). Alumni, see below for information about the Atla Religion Database for Alumni.

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. 

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. 

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

Reference librarians are working remotely and will answer questions via the chat box (on this page) or

For cardholders, we are offering curbside pickup and scanning services. Alumni also have free access to the Atla Religion Database, see below for details.

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 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

Note: While the library is closed, visiting scholars approved by the Dean's office have access to electronic resources, curbside pickup, and scanning services.

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.

Please contact Caryl Woulfe for a visiting scholar carrel.