Print Books and Digital Library Services

We're here to support learning while classes are online and the library building is closed. The services described here are for registered students, current faculty, and employees of LPTS only.

JTerm 2021, Spring 2021 Course Readings are in CAMS and instead of 2-hr print reserves in library there is ETextbook Reserves (available 24/7, remotely). 

Book Hub is the name for Contact less (or Contact Free) Print Book Borrowing and Scanning. It is a part of our plan to offer Safe and Responsible Library Services during COVID19. Please complete the appropriate form to borrow books and request scanning.

A limited number of laptops and MacBooks are available; priority is given to students. Email
Reference Room Service - Currently closed except for Ordination Exams on Feb. 5, 2021. We hope to re-open, limited numbers, and by appointment starting Feb. 15, 2021.

Ask A Librarian / Frequently Asked Questions

Chat with a librarian (10 am - 4 pm M - Th and 10 am - 12 noon on Fridays).  Holiday hours will vary.
When Chat is Offline, you can still click on the box and browse the answers there. If you don't see the answer to your question, you will be able to ask your question and leave your preferred email. We will answer it during normal business hours and you will get the answer in your email.
Schedule One-On-One Research Consultations and Reference Assistance by phone or Zoom only, with a librarian.  
To schedule appointments beyond the availability times shown, email Give 24 hours notice of your preferred time and please choose your appointment time during the Seminary business hours of Mon – Thurs 8:30 am to 5 pm and Fri 8:30 am – 12 noon (ET). 

With Much Love This is our library's virtual entry door. Browse the portal to use the wonders of full text electronic resources and digital library services from anywhere off campus. The navigation bars at the top of the page and the E.M. White Library links lead you to etextbook reserves, ebooks, electronic resources/library catalog, research databases, how to cite, instructional videos, news, and updates.  Librarians are working hard to keep this portal updated, acquire ebooks and ejournals, lead orientations, workshops, and create tutorials based on usage and needs. We are delighted by your use of our digital library. If there is a service you'd like or a correction (a link doesn't work, etc.) we would love to hear from you. Send it by email to or complete the contact form on the website.  
Statistics: As of 28 Oct. 2020, this portal has published 13 pages, 52 blog posts, and received ~700 unique visits per month, with a total of 12,102 visits, since inception in March 2020.  
Remote Access
The library's research databases, audio and ebook collections can be accessed through our EzProxy Hosted service via OCLC.  You will be taken to a login screen when you try to access these subscription resources from anywhere off campus and must enter your library-given username and password. If you don't remember your login to access ETextbook Reserves, ebook collections and research databases, email or fill out this form. Some one will get back to you shortly. Please also be aware that a librarian checks the remote access logins daily and the library team reviews successful and failed logins in order to ensure that our patrons have a successful library experience.
Additional Services for Faculty
Suggest a Library Resource Form Please use this form to suggest materials for the library including eBooks, print books, streaming media, journals, databases, and etc.
E-Textbooks and Course Reserves Form for J-Term Summer and Fall 2021.  Please use this form to request course readings and etextbook reserves only.