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The Austen K. deBlois Library of Palmer Theological Seminary will be merging with Warner Library at the St. Davids campus. Palmer Library will begin moving its collections to Warner beginning January 1, 2016. To facilitate the transition, Spring semester open hours will be limited to:

Mondays, 3:00pm - 7:00pm
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1:00-7:00
(Saturday hours TBD beginning in March)

Palmer Library materials will still be accessible during the transition period. Students, faculty and staff may continue to request books through the online catalog. Books may be picked up from Warner Library or from Palmer Library during open hours only. Books may be returned to Warner or to Palmer Library in the book drop.

The reference materials in Palmer Library’s Reference collection are also available in Warner Library’s Reference collection. These include commentaries, concordances, dictionaries and encyclopedias.

SEPTLA borrowing letters may be requested by emailing semlibr@eastern.edu. Letters will be scanned and emailed to you, so please plan ahead. A SEPTLA borrowing letter allows Palmer Master’s and DMin students to use other seminary libraries in the Philadelphia area.

Current and past semester syllabi are now available in the Dean’s Office.

For helpful tips on using the online catalog, research databases, e-books, and interlibrary loan, please visit the Palmer Student Library Orientation at http://libguides.eastern.edu/palmerlibraryorientation.

UPDATE: Palmer Library Collections

Palmer Theological Seminary library begins moving its collections to Warner Memorial Library starting January 1st.

Move completion date: May 2016.

Contact Us

James L. Sauer,
Director of University Libraries


Marvin Smith,
General Services Librarian


Jeron Ashford,
Public Services Supervisor


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