Digital Theological Library

Starr King is a member institution of the Digital Theological Library 2 (DTL2), a co-owned online library for theology and graduate religious studies. Through DTL2, SKSM has joined the second cohort of twenty graduate schools to utilize a DTL database. DTL2 offers tens of thousands of journals and hundreds of thousands of books across multiple disciplines, extending beyond religious studies to include other fields in the humanities as well as the sciences.

The use of the DTL2 is pretty intuitive, but you can view tutorials here. The tutorial videos show the original DTL, but the differences between the two libraries are cosmetic.

How to Log In

Beginning July 2023, SSO (Single Sign On) was implemented for the DTL2 with Populi.

  1. Go to the DTL2.
  2. Browse for an item in one of the menus at the bottom of the page e.g. “Books” or enter a term in the search box. Users can browse without logging in. You will be prompted to log in upon selecting a specific resource.
  3. You will see a button with text such as “View Full Text” or “View e-Book.” Click on that button, it opens a login page. Please select Starr King School for the Ministry from the dropdown list for schools. Enter your Populi password.
  4. Once you are logged in, you will remain so during your current browser session.

Log In Instructions

You will be able to schedule Zoom consultations with the reference librarian as an individual or for group projects or whole-class sessions.

Reference Librarian

​The reference librarian, Chris Crawford, is available anytime to recommend, interpret, evaluate, and/or use information resources to help students with specific information needs or discovery/research.

Zoom meetings can also be scheduled using the following link:

For other DTL2 assistance, please contact the Coordinator of Academic Programs,