The Seattle School has access to a vast collection of materials that we do not have in our permanent collection through Interlibrary Loan. Interlibrary loans take time. Although it is likely you will receive your requested items in about a week it is best to allow up to 10 days for them to arrive. Please be mindful of the costs for interlibrary loans. The Seattle School happily covers the $10-15 cost per item but encourages you to be selective and timely in your requests.
Article and Book Requests
When searching our online databases for resources, please use the “Request this article” link for articles not available in Full-Text. For articles or books that are not indexed in these databases, please use the Interlibrary Loan Request Form.
ATLA Reciprocal Borrowing Program
The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology Library is a member of the American Theological Library Association’s (ATLA) reciprocal borrowing program. Students at The Seattle School may obtain checkout privileges at participating libraries around the United States. A list of participating libraries and requirements for checkout privileges are available online.
Other Library Catalogs
The following list of libraries are provided to allow faculty, students and staff to search for books and audiovisuals beyond The Seattle School Library collection through interlibrary loan. You may request that the library borrow or purchase a copy of a book that you find in another library.
- Library of Congress The Library of Congress is the nation’s oldest federal cultural institution and serves as the research arm of Congress; it is also the largest library in the world.
- Pacific Luthern University
- Seattle Pacific University
- Seattle University Library
- University of Puget Sound
- University of Washington
Students living in the locations of the libraries listed below are eligible for a free library card. As a student enrolled at a school located in the city of Seattle, all students at The Seattle School are eligible to receive a Seattle Public Library card.