Frequently Asked Questions

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

The library’s collections 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.

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


academic year

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 9 AM to 5 PM during the school year but is closed on Sunday.

Can I get help with research?

Please contact Marsha Blake our Reference Librarian. Telephone: 215-935-3892.

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

The login is with your 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.


  #4.  Montgomery Library circulates over 37,000 books every year
  #5.  On average, an MAR or MDiv student has 4 library books out at a time. In contrast, a ThM or PhD student has between 15 30 library books checked out at once


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