The Fuller Community

The David Allan Hubbard Library exists to serve the information and research needs of Fuller Theological Seminary and the broader graduate theological academic community. As such, the Fuller Library is a private library only for the use of Fuller students, faculty, staff, other members of the immediate Fuller community, and authorized library-card holders (see below).

Clergy and other Authorized Card-Holders

In addition, the Fuller Library extends borrowing privileges to authorized library card-holders including, local clergy, and members of various consortia (SCATLA, ATLA reciprocal libraries, SCELC, etc.).

Furthermore, the Fuller Library participates in the ILLiad interlibrary loan network, allowing it to share its resources with the broader theological scholarly community through established networks.

Visiting and Local Scholars

The Fuller library also extends privileges to visiting and local graduate and post-graduate scholars whose research interests align with the scope of the library’s collections. Visiting scholars traveling from a distance wanting to use specific materials or collections are expected to make prior arrangements in advance of their travel. All users applying for visiting or local scholar status must present a written recommendation from a member of the Fuller faculty. Recommendations must include: a brief background of the applicant, area of research interest, reasons for wanting to use the Hubbard Library, and expected length of stay.

Entrance-Only Patrons

Members of the public who are interested in graduate scholarly study of Christianity, theology, missiology, psychology, and other related disciplines are welcome to consult the library’s collections on site via prior arrangement or approval from the Library Director or Library staff. Any visitors who have not been issued a library card, and who would like to utilize the facility, must fill out an Entrance Application for review. Application responses will be returned within 2-4 business days.

Please contact the Manager of Library Public Services at 626.584.5684, or the Circulation Desk at 626.584.5218.  You may also email the library Circulation Desk at lib-info@fuller.edu. Groups of visitors from other institutions are asked to make arrangements with Circulation prior to the proposed visit.

Unattended Children

Unattended children are not permitted in the library. The David Allan Hubbard Library reserves the right to deny access at the discretion of the Information Access Services staff.

Overview of Library Services and Borrowing Privileges
  • Current Fuller Students, Faculty, and Staff

    A library card may be obtained from the Registrar’s Office
    Access is given to all library services
    Full, remote access is granted to all databases
    Wi-Fi access is available

    Borrowing Privileges
    Masters Students, Staff 30 items 21 days 2 renewals
    PhD, DMiss, ThM 100 items 90 days 1 renewal
    DMin 50 items 90 days 1 renewal
    Faculty unlimited items 365 days 2 renewals
    Adjunct Faculty 30 items 90 days 1 renewal


  • Fuller Alumni

    A library card may be obtained from the Circulation Desk
    Limited access is given to library services
    Remote access is granted to select databases
    Wi-Fi access is available
    Borrowing privilege

    10 items for 21 days with no remote renewal.

  • Visiting Scholars & Local Resident Scholars

    A library card may be obtained from the Circulation Desk
    Limited access is given to library services
    On-campus access to databases is available
    Wi-Fi access is available
    Borrowing privileges are granted

    Visiting Scholars 30 items 90 days 1 renewal
    Local Resident Scholars 10 items 21 days no renewals
  • Consortia

    A library card may be obtained from the Circulation Desk
    Limited access is given to library services
    Borrowing privileges are granted

  • Local Clergy

    A library card may be obtained from the Circulation Desk
    Limited access is given to library services
    Borrowing privileges are granted

  • Public

    Members of the public must fill out an Entrance Application to be submitted for review. Responses will be returned within 2-4 business days
    No borrowing privileges are granted

Circulation Desk
lib-info@fuller.edu
626.584.5618