Community Borrowers

The Library offers services to the broader Wesley Theological Seminary community, including Seminary staff, spouses of students and faculty, and Seminary governors.

Borrowing Privileges

Borrowers need to present a Wesley ID or other proper identification denoting one's association with the seminary to obtain borrowing privileges. To renew privileges, all outstanding library fines/fees must be paid. Borrowers should not discard expired cards. There is a $5.00 replacement fee for lost or discarded cards.

Loan Period/Renewals/Grace Periods
Books are loaned for 28 days and audio-visual materials for 7 days. Books may be renewed twice and A/V materials once, unless another borrower has requested the items. Renewed items are subject to recall.

Books may be renewed by email ( or by telephone (202-885-8695). For more information about telephone and email renewal, see User Services.

There is a 3-day grace period for books, but once the grace period is over, full fines are charged. There is no grace period for A/V materials.

Expiration Dates
Staff, Faculty Spouses, Governors: Borrowing privileges for staff, governors, and faculty spouses are valid for one calendar year. Privileges must be renewed each year.

Student Spouses: Privileges for students' spouses are valid for one semester and must be renewed at the beginning of each semester.

Library materials cannot be checked out without a current Library card, and only the owner of the card may use it. Because the cardholder is responsible for all fines and fees, materials borrowed from the Library should not be loaned to another person.

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