Houston Graduate School of Theology Library


Library Resources

Click the links below to access  our holdings:

Click here to search Library Catalog
Click here to search ATLASerials Journal Article Database
Audiovisual (AV) Request Form: Click here  (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 HGST 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.

Summer II Library Hours

Monday   8:30am – 10:00pm
Tuesday   8:30am – 10:00pm
Wednesday   8:30am - 9:30pm
Thursday   8:30am – 9:30pm
Friday   8:30am – 3:00pm
Saturday   Closed
Sunday   Closed

Library will be closed:

Labor Day………. September 1, 2014 
Thanksgiving …….. November 24-28, 2014 
Christmas Break December 19, 2014 – January 2, 2015
MLK Day  January 19, 2015 
Easter  April 3-4, 2015 
Memorial Day  May 25, 2015
Independence Day July 3, 2015 
Saturday Closed
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 Email:

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






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




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