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Reference Desk Hours

Kate, Queen of Reference

Reference Service will continue to be available during the closure:

Monday-Friday, web chat will be available 9-11 and 1-3 https://ptsem.libguides.com/referenceguides/reference

E-mail reference form will be available 24/7. Response time may vary, but expect to receive one within 12 hours. https://ptsem.formstack.com/forms/reference_librarian_contact_form

Reference Collection

Reference guides — including Biblical Studies, Church History, Church in the World, Practical Theology, and Theology — are available for the reference collection.

Comprised of nearly 10,000 volumes, the reference collection contains general tools frequently consulted in theological study: dictionaries, encyclopedias, directories, almanacs, atlases, and handbooks. It features a broad array of bibliographical resources, including indexing tools, union lists, catalogs of specialized libraries, and national, trade, and subject bibliographies. Increasing the richness and value of the collection is the inclusion of primary texts essential to the Christian tradition and a core collection of Biblical commentaries. Included as well are certain texts which are so comprehensive in their treatment of a subject and so well indexed that they function as reference tools.

Reference books do not circulate and, if used outside of the reference area, must be returned to the reference reshelving cart when the patron leaves the library.

Hours and Contact

Reference Service will continue to be available during the closure:

Monday-Friday, web chat will be available 9-11 and 1-3 https://ptsem.libguides.com/referenceguides/reference

E-mail reference form will be available 24/7. Response time may vary, but expect to receive one within 12 hours. https://ptsem.formstack.com/forms/reference_librarian_contact_form