Western Theological Seminary

Library Services : WTS Resident Students


Our hours today:

All Hours

Resident Student Services

Who may borrow library materials as students?
  • Western Theological Seminary students
  • Hope College students
What are valid cards to use for borrowing materials?
  • Western Theological Seminary photo identification card
  • Guest Beardslee library card
  • Hope College photo id card
How do I obtain a card?
  • Western degree-seeking students receive a photo id at orientation. The account is renewed each semester you are registered for classes. If lost, the id can be replaced at the registrar’s office for a fee of $5.00
  • Western non-degree-seeking students receive a guest card at orientation. The card is renewed each semester you are registered for classes. If lost, the card can be replaced at Circulation Desk for a fee of $2.00.
What is the checkout period and how many may I borrow?

Refer to the Borrowing Policies Table for details

What are the charges for overdue, lost or damaged materials?

Refer to the Borrowing Policies Table for details

How do I renew materials?
  • Online
  • At the library Circulation Desk
Where do I return materials?
  • At the Circulation Desk when the library is open.
  • In the return box outside the south entrance to the library; open whenever the library is closed.
Where do I learn about the Writing Studio?
What services are available to students in addition to borrowing books?
Access to databases & e-resources

Online through courses in Canvas

Online through library website;

In the library using the library computers

  • Log-in: name only portion of WTS gmail
  • Password: WTS gmail password
ILL Services

Checkout period as allowed by lending library

Maximum 1 renewal if allowed by lending library

Holds on materials

Holds can be placed on items currently checked out.

Notice by email to you when the item is available

Item will be held for 10 days.


Available on 1st floor.

Copying: $0.15 per page or $.10 with copy card

Scanning: no charge


Wireless printing is available; driver must be downloaded

Study areas

Carrel assignments are made in the fall for the academic year.

Request forms can be found in Canvas

Email Allison Van Liere at allison@westernsem.edu for information

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