Frequently Asked

Library FAQs

Can I get help with research?
Please contact a librarian at the Circulation Desk, 215-572-3821 or email us at NOTE: research assistance is limited to current WTS students, faculty and staff.
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 for a modest membership fee. Please contact the Library for more details. We regret that due to limited resources, we are unable to provide research services, including Inter-library Loans, to non-WTS students, faculty and staff.
Is the Library open on the weekend?
The Library is open on Saturday from 12 PM to 4 PM during the academic year but is closed on Sunday.
How do I find out when my books are due, or if I have fines?
Anyone with a WTS library card can check their account by clicking on this link.

Center for Theological Writing FAQs

Where is the Center for Theological Writing located?
The CTW is located in Westminster’s Montgomery Library, in room A-213 on the ground floor of the Andreas Center. We welcome you to stop by to ask for help with questions you have about your writing or where you can find resources on writing.
How do I schedule a consultation for help with my writing?
If you are a current Westminster student, you can meet with a CTW consultant for an hourly fee. Schedule an appointment using the link on the CTW Canvas page to our online form. Hourly rates are listed on this appointment scheduling time and will be charged to a credit or debit card immediately before your consultation begins. If you have any questions or cannot find an available consultation slot that works with your schedule, please email
What is the difference between consultation and editing services?
Consultations and editing both involve personal assistance with writing at an hourly fee, but they differ in terms of the scope of feedback provided to students. If you are experiencing writers’ block or are working on a particular aspect of your writing, one-on-one consultations are a good choice. If you need more detailed feedback on your paper, editing services are available on a first come, first served basis.