Standard operating hours have been temporarily suspended. See the library homepage for more information.
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.
Library doors are locked and printer-copiers are turned off ten minutes prior to closing.
Monday: 8:30 am - 6:30 pm
Tuesday: 8:30 am - 6:30 pm (closed 11:00 am - 12:00 pm for chapel)
Wednesday: 8:30 am - 6:30 pm
Thursday: 8:30 am - 6:30 pm
Friday: 8:30 am - 6:30 pm
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 of Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
For questions about access at other times, please contact the library.