Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to be a Westminster student to use the library?

The library’s collections and services are intended primarily for the use of students, faculty and staff of Westminster Theological Seminary, but alumni, faculty and students at other schools, as well as area residents and pastors, are welcome to use the library facility.

We regret that due to limited resources, we are unable to provide research services, including Interlibrary Loans, to non-WTS students, faculty and staff.  

What are the membership fees and borrowing privileges for external borrowers?

Patron Type


Borrowing Term

Material Maximum

WTS Alumni


12 months

10 items

SEPTLA Student/Faculty

ATLA Reciprocal Borrowing



10 items

General Public



6 months

10 items


12 months

10 items




6 months

10 items


12 months

10 items

Is the library open on the weekend?

The Library is open on Saturday from noon to 4 PM during the academic year but is closed on Sunday.

Can I get help with research?

Please contact a librarian at the Circulation Desk, 215-572-3821.  NOTE: research assistance is limited to current WTS students, faculty and staff.

How do I get a password to login to my library account?

The login is your last name and ID number found on your library card. For students, the ID number is placed on the back of your student ID. Please contact the Circulation Desk if you need assistance.

My books are overdue. Can I renew them?

Books may be renewed online. Log on to your library account for more information. If you require assistance, please call the Library Circulation Desk at 215-572-3821.