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Jessie Ball duPont Library

Sewanee School of Theology Library Guide

Gathering of information especially for the students at the School of Theology


Most of the library resources for the School of Theology are housed on the third floor of the Jessie Ball duPont Library.  The entire Theology collection including Theology Reference, Theology Periodicals (current and bound), Diocesan Journals, as well as the general collection for Philosophy, Psychology, Religion, World Religions are all located on the third floor.  There are also 16 computers, a photocopier, and numerous study tables and carrels.  The Urban T. Holmes reading area is furnished with comfortable leather overstuffed furniture.  Most importantly, the third floor is the "quiet" study floor in the library, and there are a couple of group-study rooms available for Theology students.

Romulus' Theology Reference Corner


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Beginning this semester, the Library is implementing a new system to provide access to electronic resources. The new system is called OpenAthens, and will use single sign-on authentication. Some of the benefits of OpenAthens are a more secure and reliable experience and no more "proxy error" access issues. All library patrons must log in to access online resources regardless of whether they are on or off campus. The login credentials are the same as the ones you use for Banner and campus email. (Tip: leave off from your username; your password is the Banner password) 

More information is available on this web page: 



Close-Reading Library Workshop on Alasdair MacIntyre's After Virtue (9/18-11/20 on Fridays from 1:00-2:00 pm in the Hamilton Hall Reading Room)

New Library Databases: 

- TLG (Thesaurus Lingue Greacae) -

- Proquest's Thesis & Dissertation

- Dead Sea Scrolls

New Lib Guide for e-resources:

Completed Summer Projects:

- Current Theology Periodicals: consolidation and rearrangement by LoC classification system

- Dewey 100 & 200 books: re-classified by Library of Congress (LoC) classification system

Library Hours

Basic Academic year schedule

Mondays-Thursdays:  7:30 am-1:00 am

Fridays:  7:30 am-10:00 pm

Saturdays:  9:00 am-6:00 pm

Sundays:  11:00 am - 1:00 am


Third floor map

SoT Library basics

Other Helpful Skills

Polish some of the research skills that will be necessary for research, writing, and presentation across multiple academic disciplines.