Clifford E. Barbour Library

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Come visit us!

Clifford E. Barbour Library welcomes Pittsburgh Theological Seminary students, faculty, and staff, as well as local clergy and neighbors, to explore our extensive collection of theological resources. 

The collections are housed in a large three-story building dedicated in 1964 and completely renovated in 2018. On display are the desk and chair of Dr. Karl Barth of Basel, Switzerland. Dr. Markus Barth, son of Karl Barth and PTS faculty member from 1963-1972, presented these treasures to the Seminary in 1964. Included with the gift of the desk at which Karl Barth wrote his theological works is an autographed copy of his Kirchliche Dogmatic I/1.

LIBRARY STAFFED HOURS
Sunday:Closed
Monday:8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Tuesday:8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Wednesday:8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Thursday:8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Friday:8:30 am to 12:00 pm
Saturday:Closed
Library calendar
We can help!

The library's exceptionally skilled staff members provide a full range of services, including reference assistance and bibliographic instruction. Stop in during our open hours and let us introduce you all that the library has to offer.