Houston Graduate School of Theology Library


Library Resources

Click the links below to access  our holdings:

Search HGST Library Catalog Holdings
Search HGST Electronic Resources
Search Springer eBooks Trial    FREE TRIAL!   Springer Behavioral Sciences eBooks
During this trial, which runs through April 15, HGST students and faculty can click on the link above to access the full-text of over 1900 recently published academic books in Behavioral Sciences. Please email comments and questions to:
Direct Search Link:
Audio Visual (AV) Request Form   (Professors)
The library supports the school’s mission by providing the core resources necessary for superior Christian ministry and scholarship. Our library staff is available to help students and faculty utilize the resources and technology they need to succeed at HGST. 

Rice University’s Fondren Library.  Additionally, our students enjoy Inter-library Loan privileges at Fondren Library. Students must first contact HGST library staff  to complete the necessary form prior to borrowing any materials from Fondren Library.

University of St. Thomas’ Cardinal Beran Library  is available for on-site use by HGST students.
Lanier Theological Library  resources may be accessed on-site.
For renewal requests, hours, and general inquiries, please email or call 713-942-9505. You may also contact our library staff directly using the information below.



HGST Library Hours: Spring  2014

Monday 8:30am – 8:00pm
Tuesday 8:30am – 9:00pm
Wednesday*………. 8:30am – 8:00pm
Thursday 8:30am – 9:00pm
Friday 8:30am – 3:00pm
Saturday** 8:30am – 4:00pm
Sunday Closed


* Open until 9:00pm on 1/22, 2/12, 3/5, 4/2, & 4/30
** Closed on 2/1, 2/22, 3/15, 3/22, 3/29, 4/5, & 4/26

Library will be closed:

MLK Day January 20, 2014
Good Friday April 18, 2014
Easter Break ………. April 18-19, 2014
Saturdays 2/1, 2/22, 3/15, 3/22, 3/29, 4/5, & 4/26
Graduation May 10, 2014
Sunday Closed

 Rice University’s Fondren Library On-Site Borrowing


Current HGST faculty and students only may borrow up to 4 books from Fondren Library at Rice University. To check out books from Fondren, please follow these steps:

  • Check the HGST Library catalog first to make sure that HGST does not already own the book.
  • Go to the Fondren Library online catalog to search for books.
  • Complete our fillable PDF form “On-Site Borrowing from Fondren Library, Rice University” and print one copy for each separate book.
  • Bring form(s) to HGST where each must be approved & signed by an HGST library staff person.
  • For each book, HGST library keeps 1 copy of signed form, the HGST student takes 2 signed copies to Fondren Library, and the student keeps one copy for him/herself.
  • Students are responsible for returning all materials borrowed from the Fondren Library to the Fondren Library.


HGST Library Alumni Borrowing Policy

HGST alumni are welcome to visit the Library and use our materials on site. HGST alumni may also join the “Friends of the HGST Library” and pay a $35 annual fee, which will enable them to enjoy full library privileges including borrowing up to six books at a time for a period of two weeks, with renewals available if no one has requested the book.


Library Staff

Library Director: Jan Kennard
Phone: 713-942-9505 ext 100
Fax: 713-942-9506

Library Assistant: Linda Renz
Phone: 713-942-9505 ext 104
Fax: 713-942-9506






Library Assistant: Carissa Gigliotti
Phone: 713-942-9505 ext 109
Fax: 713-942-9506


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