Over 9,000 items have been catalogued, and are electronically searchable from the Urbana Seminary Library. All required and recommended class books are available for in-library use. Below you can find information regarding the library's policies and services available for Urbana Theological Seminary students and community members. Our Library Catalogue is available online. The Contact page provides information on contacting the Seminary Library.
Spring 2014 Library Hours
Sunday - CLOSED
Monday - 10:00am – 8:00pm
Tuesday - 10:00am – 8:00pm
Wednesday - 10:00am – 8:00pm
Thursday - 10:00am – 8:00pm
Friday - 10:00am – 5:00pm
The Urbana Theological Seminary Library is located on the Third floor of the University Baptist Church: 314 E. Daniel, Champaign, IL 61820. The phone number is 217-365-9005.
Checking Out and Returning Materials
Seminary students may check out resources directly from the Librarian or authorized Library volunteer when they are present. When the Library is not formally staffed patrons may still check out materials by filling in the "self-checkout sheet" and following the directions as posted in the Library.
Community members are welcome to come and use the library collection but may not borrow items from the library unless they have an Application for Library Borrowing Privileges on file with the librarian. There is a $25 per year user fee for all community members who are not considered pastors or staff of partnering organizations.
Most materials are checked out for three weeks and may be renewed for an additional three week period provided there are no requests for the book. Commentaries and audio-visual items may be checked out for one week with one renewal. If the due date falls on a holiday, materials are due the next day the library is open. Materials do not need to be brought back to the library to be renewed. Items may renewed online using a Populi account or by contacting the library through phone or e-mail.
To return materials, place books in the box labeled "returns." All materials must be returned by the end of the Semester unless special arrangements have been made.
Materials marked “REF” for reference and journals may not be removed from the library without special arrangement. All class reserve items are considered reference materials and may not be removed from the library.
The Urbana Theological Seminary Library welcomes donations. Materials will be accepted if they support the Mission of the Library. Parties interested in making a donation to the Library are encouraged to contact the Librarian for more information.
Persons with Disabilities
The Urbana Theological Seminary Library is currently housed at a third floor location. Access to this floor is only available via stairs. Arrangements can be made for materials to be brought to a first floor study area for individuals unable to reach the Library's current location. Please email Urbana Seminary's Librarian or call to make these arrangements at 217-365-9005.
Other Library Policies
A complete handbook of library patron policies is available here or in the Library.