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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 Hours .  
Fall Semester 2015    Library will be closed:

Monday: 8:30am-8pm
Tuesday: 8:30am-8pm
Wednesday: 8:30am-8pm
Thursday: 8:30am-9pm
Friday: 8:30am-3pm
Saturday: Closed with the exception below*
Sunday: Closed

*Saturday classes, 8/29, 9/19, 10/10,
10/31, 11/7, & 12/5: Library open
*9am-1pm

 

Labor Day: September 7
Thanksgiving: November 23-27
Christmas: December 18-January 4
MLK Day: January 18
Spring Break: March 14-18
Independence Day: July 4
 

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Library renewal requests,
hours of operation,
and general inquiries:

Email library@hgst.edu 
Call 713-942-9505

 

 

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

 

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HGST Library Resources

Professor’s Link: Audiovisual (AV) Request Form: Click here
Professor’s Link: Book Purchase Request Form: Click here

Other Helpful Library Links:

Rice University’s Fondren Library, at 6100 Main Street, Houston, Texas 77005, offers Inter-library Loan privileges for HGST students. 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 Rice University Fondren Library.

To check out books from Fondren, please follow these steps:

  1. Check the HGST Library catalog first to make sure 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 book you need.
  4. Bring form(s) to HGST where each must be approved & signed by HGST library staff.
  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.