As a current student, staff, or faculty member of the Garrett-Evangelical or Bexley Seabury community, you have access to many other libraries throughout Chicagoland and within the United States. If you live in the Chicagoland area, you can use the Northwestern libraries as well as the other theological libraries in ACTS (The Association of Chicago Theological Schools) and Loyola University Chicago. For those outside of the area, you can access over one hundred theological libraries within the United States. Also, remember your local public library as well as our interlibrary loan and mailing/scanning services. For more information, explore the content and links below.
Through separate institutional agreements, all current students, staff, and faculty of Garrett-Evangelical and Bexley Seabury have access to the amazing resources and collections of Northwestern University. The Northwestern libraries have many study spaces and technologies that you can utilize. They also have millions of physical and online resources. All Northwestern items are discoverable in USearch, our online library catalog. To access the physical libraries, you will need a current seminary ID. To access online resources, you will need an active NetID (e.g., abc1234). To learn more about your NetID, visit the NetID page.
The Styberg Library participates in the Atla Reciprocal Borrowing Program which grants you access to many theological libraries across North America. Use the button to find an Atla library closest to you. Call ahead to inquire about their requirements and services.
Do not overlook your own public library, even if they do not have reciprocal borrowing with us. Usually, public libraries will grant you a borrowing card for free after showing proof of residency.
Use their Interlibrary Loan (ILL) services to request books from us or other theological libraries from around the United States.