Library Periodicals, Reserve, Reference, Tapes, Microform


The library currently subscribes to approximately 250 periodicals. Recent issues are in the Current Periodical Reading Area. Earlier bound volumes - including back runs of approximately 700 other titles -  are located in the Bound Periodicals area. Unbound back issues may be requested from the circulation desk attendant. Periodicals may be used only in the library.


Some items that are critical for a course or project are placed on reserve to help manage high demand. Reserve items are for Denver Seminary students only and, in most cases, may be checked out for 2 hours at a time. We now allow these materials to be taken from the library. Overnight, weekend and holiday checkouts are available when checkout occurs within 2 hours of closing. Some items, including library owned Kindles and E-books, allow for longer checkout periods. Reserve materials not returned on time (within 2 hours of library opening on the next day the library is open) incur a $1/hour fine.


The Reference collection includes items such as encyclopedias, commentaries, dictionaries, indexes, and statistical information; these items do not circulate. Do not reshelve reference, or any other items, as library assistants will take care of this and track in-house usage statistics.


The library maintains a collection of cassette tapes ranging from chapel addresses to conference speakers. Many of these are available to borrow or purchase. See a list here.


Microfilm of older theological journals; Microfiche titles from the ATLA Preservation Collection 1850-1910; TREN microfiche of M.A. and Th.M theses; Ultrafiche of Microbook Library of Religion in America: Beginnings to 1914.

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