HGST Library

Houston Graduate School of Theology Library

The HGST 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 in order to succeed at HGST.

Library Staff

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Library Director:

Jan Kennard
Phone: 713-942-9505 ext 100
Fax: 713-942-9506
Email: jkennard@hgst.edu

  Library Assistant:

Linda Renz
Phone: 713-942-9505 ext 104
Fax: 713-942-9506
Email: lrenz@hgst.edu

  Library Assistant: 

Carissa Gigliotti
Phone: 713-942-9505 ext 109
Fax: 713-942-9506
Email: cgigliotti@hgst.edu


Library Hours: Spring 2015

Monday 8:30am – 9:00pm
Tuesday 8:30am – 9:00pm
Wednesday … 8:30am – 9:00pm
Thursday 8:30am – 9:00pm
Friday 8:30am – 3:00pm
Saturday Closed** (except as noted)
 Sunday  Closed
**The Library will be open the following Saturdays: 1/24, 2/14, 3/7, 3/28, 4/11 and 5/2, from 8:30am – 4:00pm.

Library will be closed:

MLK Day  January 19, 2015
Easter  April 3-4, 2015
Memorial Day  May 25, 2015
Independence Day July 3, 2015 
Saturday Closed** (except as noted)
Sunday Closed
   **The Library will be open the following Saturdays: 1/24, 2/14, 3/7, 3/28, 4/11 and 5/2.


For HGST Library renewal requests, hours, and general inquiries, please email library@hgst.edu or call 713-942-9505.

HGST Library Resources

Looking for books? CLICK HERE to search Library Catalog
Looking for articles? CLICK HERE to search ATLASerials Journal Article Database 
Professor’s Link: Audiovisual (AV) Request Form: Click here
Professor’s Link: Book Purchase Request Form: Click here
HGST has access to a free trial (February and March) of the ACLS (American Council of Learned Societies) eBook collection. This set includes a selection of full-text eBooks from the Society of Biblical Literature.

  1. For access click on this link, which takes you to the list of books. Click on the title of your choice, then click “Login for full access.”
  2. Click “Login,” to the right of the textbox that says “UM Access.”
  3. User ID: info@hebook.org
  4. Password: cAtApu?

Other Helpful Library Links:

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.

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:

  1. Check the HGST Library catalog first to make sure that HGST does not already own the book.
  2. Go to the Fondren Library online catalog http://library.rice.edu/#catalog to search for needed books.
  3. Complete our fillable PDF form  On-Site Borrowing from Fondren Library, Rice University and print one copy for each separate book.
  4. Bring form(s) to HGST where each must be approved & signed by an HGST library staff person.
  5. 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.
  6. Students are responsible for returning all materials borrowed from the Fondren Library to the Fondren Library.

2014-Henrietta-studying in the library's computer labPublic Libraries. HGST students are encouraged to obtain a library card from their local public library branch: Houston Public Library (http://houstonlibrary.org/), Harris County Public Library (http://www.hcpl.net/) or libraries from any of the surrounding counties. The public library provides free interlibrary Loan Service as well as access to many journal databases that require a username/password.