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Austen K. DeBlois Library FAQs

1. Q. How do I find books?
A. Access to the circulation stacks is currently for Library staff only. Use the online catalog to search for books. Click "Place Hold" to request a book.

2. Q. How many books can I borrow? Can I keep them for the whole semester?
A. Check the Library borrowing rules under Library Services.

3. Q. My textbook never arrived. Can I check out the Library’s copy?
A. The Library maintains a Reserve collection of all current semester textbooks and required reading. Check the Reserve borrowing rules under Library Services. Reserves are first come/first served. The Library will not handle interlibrary loan requests for textbooks.

4. Q. The book I want is at Warner Library. Do I have to go there to get it?
A. When placing holds in the online catalog, choose A K deBlois Library as pickup location. Books will be delivered to the Seminary within 2-3 days.

5. Q. You don’t have the book I need. Can I get it from another library?
A. Visit Interlibrary Loan Services to request the book through EZ Borrow. If it’s not available through EZ Borrow, contact semlibr@eastern.edu and the Library staff will track it down for you.

But I need it today!

Visit the Interlibrary Loan Information section of Library Services to learn about visiting other seminary libraries in the area.

6. Q. How do I find journal articles?
A. Visit Library Collections to learn about journal search databases helpful for seminary students.

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