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Alumni and Visitors

Due to the pandemic, the library building is temporarily closed to visitors with the exception of individuals using our Archives and Manuscript Collections.

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

Not at this time, but we can answer your email and chat questions.

If you would like to check out materials, curbside pickup is available for alumni and community members.

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.

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, curbside in Berkeley or San Anselmo.

Reference librarians are hybrid schedules 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

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

Note: While the library is closed, visiting scholars approved by the Dean's office have access to the library.

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 number and access to online library collections. We also have lockers available for you to store your personal items in while researching.