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Gardner A. Sage Library: Library Policies

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.

General Library Policies

All users are expected to observe all signage in the Library. Patrons are expected to be mindful of noise and conversations so as not to disturb the study environment of the library. Cell phone usage is not permitted in the library. Make sure cell phones are on silent and accept phone calls outside of the library. Smoking, vaping, and other e-cigarette products are not permitted. Certified service animals are permitted. All minors must be supervised. 

A note on accommodation: The library encompasses three levels. The library does not have elevator access to the upper or lower levels. Please contact the Circulation Desk for accommodations.

Please note: All services will end fifteen minutes prior to closing, including copying, printing, and check-out services.

Food and Beverage Policy


Food is not permitted in the library.

Beverages in covered containers are allowed.



  Food and Drink Policy | OISE Library

Library Tours and Public Events

For information about touring Sage Library, please email For questions related to filming in Sage Library or hosting a public event, please contact the Library Director, Dr. Patrick Milas at

Gifts in Kind

Space in the library is limited, therefore, we can only add to the collection titles that meet the criteria of our collection needs. Accepted donations become the property of Sage Library, who may keep or dispose of materials at its discretion. Unwanted material may be given to another library, offered to students, sold, or discarded.  
Terms of Acceptance: 

  • All donated material must be in reasonably good physical condition without dirty, moldy, burnt, water damaged or missing pages, damaged bindings, or excessive writing or markings.     

  • Donated material with conditions or stipulations will not be accepted.  

  • Appraisal of donated material is the responsibility of the donor; the library does not assign value to donated material.  


All donors will receive a letter of thanks acknowledging their donation once processing has been completed. 

Interested in donating? Please complete this form. Email us at with any questions. 

Study Room Space

The library has two study rooms available – The Islay Walden Research Room and The Howard G. Hageman Room. NBTS faculty, staff, and students have priority for the usage of the study rooms. 


For study room sign-ups please see the staff at the Circulation Desk.

Visitor Parking

Visitor parking is available in the lot off Bishop Place. Parking passes are available at the Circulation Desk. 


If driving, please use 16 Bishop Place New Brunswick, NJ 08901 in your navigation system.