About the Library
The Library supports teaching, learning, and critical inquiry at Wesley Theological Seminary in service to the seminary’s educational ministry and mission.
Our collections. The Library provides print, audiovisual, and electronic resources to meet the teaching and learning needs of those within and affiliated with the Wesley community. With over 250,000 print and non-print items and subscriptions to over 250 journals, the Library's collections reflects the intellectual breadth of religious thought and practice. Library staff are committed to providing user-oriented services and cultivating a dynamic resource collection in support of the Seminary’s teaching and service mission.
Although the Library collects materials on various subjects, the focus of the collection centers on religious and theological studies. The Library's resources are ecumenical in scope, but its particular strength is Methodist studies. The Library is recognized for the excellence of its collections and for its response to the information needs of students, faculty, and other researchers.
Our relationships. Through Wesley's membership in the Washington Theological Consortium, the Library joins with other libraries in the Consortium (1.5 million volumes) to provide reciprocal borrowing privileges and services for all students and faculty. Likewise, due to our American University, students, faculty and staff have borrowing privileges AU's Bender Library. Interlibrary loan and document delivery services provide access to the resources of libraries throughout the world.
Our facility. The library building provides a welcoming space for theological education and research. Recognizing that learning and study take place in a variety of settings, the first floor offers options for both individual and group study, including comfortable seating, work-tables, rooms that can be reserved for group use, and a lounge area for more relaxed study. Scanners, printers, and public access computers are located on the first floor. The basement and the second floor are designated quiet zones, and provide additional computers.
Contact us. Call the Circulation & Information Services desk at (202) 885-8695 or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org