The Hewlett Library

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.