Please note that the BUILDING and FACILITIES of Bridwell Library will be closed until the end of February. The Circulation desk will be open in Perkins School of Theology’s Prothro Hall Rm. 207 during this time. Updated library hours can be found here.

Paging services for materials will occur three times a day (9am, 12pm, and 4pm) Monday - Friday ONLY. All patrons can request items for pickup through our online catalog.

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Bridwell Library Reference

  • Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

    Jane Lenz Elder
    Reference Librarian


Special Collections and Archives

  • Special Collections will be closed until the end of February due to construction in the library. There will be no appointments available in the library during this time period. To schedule an appointment after the library re-opens, please send an email to the appropriate staff member.

    Bridwell Library Special Collections and Archives access is BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. NO WALK-INS PERMITTED. If you have a question for or request of our staff, you may contact them by phone or email, and they will work with you based on their availability at the time of the request. Bridwell Library seeks to provide exceptional support and service to our patrons and community, and we encourage everyone to continue to use our vast and important collections and resources. Your experience and access to Bridwell Library is our priority.

    Bridwell Library Special Collections and Archives are open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; materials are not paged after 4:30 p.m.

    Timothy Binkley


    R. Arvid Nelsen

    Rare Books and Manuscripts Librarian