Library Services During Holiday Closure > Important Dates

Fuller Theological Seminary will close for the holiday season from December 24 – January 3. This means many services and inquiries across the campus may be halted during this time. Below are a list of library services that will be affected due to the holiday season:

Book Pick Up and Books By Mail: The last day these forms will be active is Wednesday, December 16, and the final pick up day on Friday, December 18.

Suggest a Book: The last day this form will be active is Wednesday, December 23. We will make this accessible again on Monday, January 4th.

Extending Due Dates: You can extend your due dates online through your Library Account. If you have exceeded the number of renewals, please send us an email letting us know. We will waive fines and extend due dates when we can.

General & Reference Inquiries: Starting December 23, inquiries made by email or phone may take a longer time to answer. While we will try to reply in a timely manner, due to the holidays, you may receive a response when we reopen on Monday, January 4th.

eReserves: any Korean or Spanish eReserves requests made during the break will be reviewed on January 4th. It is advisable to submit requests for materials needed for winter classes prior to Friday, December 18th.

Book Drop Box: The drop box outside the library will be accessible during the closure. Please note, we isolate books at least seven days prior to checking them in.

SOPMFT Kits: If you need a kit for your winter class, have your professor contact us prior to December 15 with a list of all students in the class.

Please feel free to email us at with any questions.

WAIS-IV & WISC-V Kits Checked Out

Due to the limited quantity of WAIS-IV and WISC-V kits,  all are checked out to students who need them for the entirety of their courses and are checked out to them for the fall 2020 quarter. There are a few WAIS manuals still available on a first come, first served basis.

Thank you for your cooperation in this matter. Feel free to email with any additional questions. Have a wonderful day!

Required Textbooks Reminder

Hello Fuller Students!

As the fall quarter approaches, the following is a gentle reminder regarding required textbooks.

The Hubbard Library may have many of your required books as an eBook or in print, however, it is the students’ responsibility to check the library website for availability. It does remain the responsibility of the student to obtain required texts if the library is unable to purchase eBooks or provide access to print books. Library staff do try to provide access as best as we can, however, we cannot guarantee access to every required textbook for every student.

If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact
Daniell Whittington
Executive Director of the Library

eReserves Discontinuation for Fall 2020

Due to rising copyright costs and the growth of online access to databases and journals, the eReserves service will be discontinued starting fall 2020. In an effort to assist in this transition, a LibGuide has been made to help with understanding copyright and how to utilize resources, located here.  The Hubbard Library has how-to videos and reference librarians who can instruct in using and researching in our databases and online journals.  Below are some answers to questions about the dissolution of this service. 

What does this mean?

At the end of summer 2020 quarter, eReserves module will be closed on the Canvas module. Requests for scans of articles or chapters will no longer be fulfilled. 

How do I get my resources linked in my syllabus and in my Canvas course?

You can find links to your resources by searching for them at Fuller’s library site here. The Teaching & Learning team has a video here to show you how best to link your resources for your course. 

What is the max amount of a work I can scan and upload to my course?

To stay within Fair Use, it is advisable to stay within 10% or less of a book. Any more and this won’t be covered under Fair Use. Ten percent of a book roughly equals one chapter. 

What if I need more than 10% of a particular work?

There are three ways to secure copyright without breaking copyright law. 

  • Check our Annual License (instructions on how to do so are located here) to see if the excerpt is covered.
  • Check to see if the Hubbard Library has the book as an eBook through our catalog. If not, submit a request through Suggest a Book
  • If the book is not available as an eBook for institutions, it is suggested to make this text required and students will have to purchase it in either print or digital format. 

If scans are already made for the class, can I upload them to my course?

Unfortunately, only if it is 10% or less of the book. The Library had paid for copyright for each quarter for those scans, so more that 10% would fall outside of fair use. If these scans are uploaded without the publisher’s permission, Fuller may be subject to a lawsuit. 

Can the reference librarians find the resources I need for a course?

Reference librarians are available to assist in navigating Hubbard Library’s resources but cannot compose lists of items for faculty. 

Can I use ILL to fulfill requests for my class?

ILL is only for personal use only due to our agreements with other libraries. Scans for a class need to be done through your own means. 

Are there any exceptions?

Items may be requested for eReserves only for Spanish and Korean courses due to the limited worldwide availability of these books. Even in these languages, faculty are encouraged to find alternative digital resources whenever possible.

If you have any other questions, please contact