|Patron Type||# Books||Book Loan Period||# Book Renewals||# Media||Media Loan Period||# Media Renewals||Overdue Fines||ILL Eligible|
|PTS Students||50||4 weeks||2||10||2 weeks||2||$0.25/day||Y|
|PTS Faculty||NA||up to 1 year||NA||10||2 weeks||2||NA||Y|
|PTS Adjunct Faculty||50||up to 1 year||NA||10||2 weeks||2||NA||Y|
|PTS Staff||50||up to 1 year||NA||2||2 weeks||2||NA||Y|
|PTS Field Education||10||4 weeks||1||2||2 weeks||1||$0.25/day||N|
|PTS Alumnae/i||10||4 weeks||1||2||2 weeks||1||$0.25/day||Y|
|Clergy||10||4 weeks||1||2||2 weeks||1||$0.25/day||N|
|*Reciprocal Faculty/Students||10||4 weeks||1||2||2 weeks||1||$0.25/day||N|
|Emeritus||50||4 weeks||2||10||2 weeks||2||NA||N|
|General Public||5||4 weeks||1||2||2 weeks||1||$0.25/day||N|
Lost or Stolen Materials
- In-Print - Actual Cost of Book plus $20 processing fee
- Out-of-Print - Minimum $80 plus $20 processing fee
- During normal hours, drop-off materials at the Circulation Desk
- After hours, drop-off materials in the Book Drop just outside the entrance
Items on the "New Materials" display have the same loan period for every patron type. New materials have a 4 week loan period, no renewals, and are subject to overdue fines of $0.25/day.
PTS Reciprocal Borrowers
PTS students and faculty are granted access to resources at our reciprocal borrowing partner institutions (linked below). Visitors to these institutions receive limited borrowing privileges, which are stipulated by the individual libraries. Different institutions have different procedures for receiving a reciprocal card, but it is advised that students are prepared to provide both a campus ID and a valid driver's license or state-issued ID. PTS students and faculty are also granted access to select libraries nationwide through the Atla Reciprocal Borrowing Program.
- Byzantine Catholic Seminary of SS. Cyril and Methodius
- Duquesne University
- Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary (RPTS)
- Trinity School for Ministry
- University of Pittsburgh Library System
*Non-PTS Reciprocal Borrowers
Barbour Library welcomes students and faculty from our reciprocal borrowing partner institutions (linked above). Visitors from these institutions can receive limited borrowing privileges at Barbour Library. Requests for borrowing privileges must be made in-person at the Circulation Desk. A driver's license or state-issued ID and a valid campus, university, or institution ID is required.
All library policies and campus rules must be followed. A reciprocal borrowing card will be issued and is to be retained and used by the specified borrower only.
See above for borrowing periods, item, and fines information.
*Atla Reciprocal Borrowing Program
Barbour Library is a participant in the Atla Reciprocal Borrowing Program. This grants access for our students at participating theological schools across the country, and Barbour Library welcomes their students in turn. Read more information on the program and a list of partner intuitions.
We do not have reciprocal agreements with the institutions listed below, but all are open to the public to browse and use materials on the premises.
- Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Borrowing privileges at the Carnegie Library are free to anyone with an Allegheny County address.
- Carnegie Mellon University Libraries
- Chatham University Library
Library staff reserves the right to reject or revoke borrowing privileges at any time for any legitimate reason. These policies are revisited regularly and may be updated without notification.