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Library Operations and Services

This guide provides information about the operations and services of the library at Wesley Theological Seminary

Hours of Operation

Library hours vary throughout the semester and academic year depending upon when classes are in session. If the seminary closes or modifies its operating hours (e.g., due to inclement weather or for early holiday closings), the library will follow suit. The library is closed on Saturdays and Sundays.

July 8 - August 23 

Monday - Thursday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

** July 23-24 Monday - Tuesday - Closed - Staff Training

Note: Hours are subject to change. Library doors are locked fifteen minutes prior to closing.

Library Hours for Visitors

While the library welcomes visitors, its resources are intended for the support of theological research and teaching. Building access and resource use is given priority to the library’s regular patrons, including seminary faculty, staff, students and administration, formal guests of the seminary, special researchers, and members of American University and the Washington Theological Consortium.

Visitors are welcome to use the library for theological research during the seminary’s regular business hours:

Monday - Friday:
10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

For questions about access at other times, please contact the library.

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