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Gardner A. Sage Library: Access

Welcome to the Gardner A. Sage Library of New Brunswick Theological Seminary. Often referred to as the “jewel of the campus,” the Sage Library is the physical and digital hub for theological research in the New Brunswick, NJ area.

Sage Library is open to ALL visitors.

Masks must be worn at all times in Sage Library. All visitors must be vaccinated or have proof of a negative Covid-19 test within 48-hours.

Accessing Sage Library

The Sage Library is open to the alumnae/i, faculty, staff, and students of New Brunswick Theological Seminary. Borrowing privileges are also extended to members of the Rutgers University community, local clergy, NYATLA and SEPTLA members, and visiting researchers. 

The following user groups have free borrowing privileges:

New Brunswick Theological Seminary Users

Rutgers University Users

RCA and Local Clergy Users (including chaplains)

SEPTLA and NYATLA Users

Members of the public may purchase borrowing privileges:

Half year $30 

Full year $50

 

 

Database Access

All current NBTS faculty, staff, Doctor of Ministry, and Master's students have remote access to all of our databases. Current NBTS Certificate students have remote access to all databases, except the DTL. For more information, please see this page

For information about NBTS Alum access, please see the Alumnae/i Access page

All other users have access to our databases in-house. 

New Brunswick Theological Seminary Users

Status Check-out Limit Loan Period Card Expiration Date
Alumnae/i 30 8 weeks Never
Faculty No Limit Academic Year Upon leaving the institution
Staff 30 16 weeks Upon leaving the institution
Doctoral Student No Limit 16 weeks Upon graduation status will transfer to alumnae/i
Certificate and Master's Student 50 16 weeks Upon graduation status will transfer to alumnae/i

 

Rutgers University Users

Status Check-out Limit Loan Period Card Expiration Date
Faculty No Limit 16 weeks One year
Graduate Students 25 16 weeks One year
Staff 6 8 weeks One year
Undergraduate Students 6 16 weeks One year

 

NYATLA and SEPTLA Users

Check out Limit Loan Period Card Expiration Date
20 16 weeks One year

 

RCA/Local Clergy + NBTS Fellow Users

Check Out Limit Loan Period Card Expiration Date
15 3 weeks One year

 

Members of the Public

Card Type Cost Check Out Limit Loan Period
Half year $30 15 3 weeks
Full year $50 15 3 weeks

 

Having problems logging into your online library account within the Sage Library catalog?

To log into your account enter your entire Sage Library card barcode number located on the back of your library card or enter your EZ Username information if you have already established one. If you have not yet created or updated your PIN, your number is the last four digits of your barcode.

Click here to fill out a Sage Library card application. 

Processing applications will take at least 1 business day.