The Flora Lamson
Hewlett Library, built in 1981, houses the common
collection of the nine Graduate
Theological Union member schools. Located a half-block
from Starr King School's campus, the library serves
SKSM students and faculty as the central resource for
research and study.
One of the largest theological libraries in the United
States, this facility, together with the branch library
at the San Francisco Theological Seminary, holds over
700,000 books, microforms, audiotapes and videocassettes.
The library's wide array of electronic resources include
an online catalog (GRACE),
online journals and journal databases as well as a growing
collection of ebooks and online texts. The GTU Archives,
with 285 collections, include primary research materials
on religion in the West and the Pacific Rim, especially
ecumenism, inter-religious activity, ethnic plurality,
women in religion, and new religious movements.
A teaching lab provides electronic classroom capabilities
for library staff, GTU faculty and students.
The Hewlett Library reflects the GTU’s ecumenical
spectrum and the diversity of worldwide Christianity.
With the breadth to support a full range of theological
education programs as well as considerable depth in
many areas of religion and theological inquiry, the
library is a rich resource for Starr King students.
Borrowing privileges at the nearby University of California,
Berkeley, libraries offer additional resources in disciplines
such as philosophy, history, sociology of religion,
art and art history, music, classics, literature, education
and psychology. Across the San Francisco Bay, Stanford
University's Green Library also opens its collection
to GTU-affiliated students and faculty.