OCLC Experiencing Connectivity Issues

OCLC is experiencing intermittent, connectivity issues. They are working to restore stable access as quickly as possible.

Services that may be temporarily affected include – viewing your library account online, renewing books online, or searching the catalog.

We appreciate your patience and apologize for the inconvenience. Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.

Re-statement of the Library’s Access Policy

Please note, the Library’s access policy as stated on the front doors of the Library: “This is a private library for the use of the Fuller Theological Seminary community.” Also stated: “Students and staff should be prepared to present Fuller identification on request.”

As of Friday, February 19, 2016, the Library is re-stating and enforcing its access policies, and the Fuller Seminary security team will will be checking for Fuller Seminary identifications in accordance with the policy.

Members of the general public not associated with the Fuller Seminary community are welcome to fill out a Guest User Application for review concerning entry into the Library. Decisions stemming from the applications will be returned within 2-4 business days.

For more details about Fuller Seminary library users, authorized library card-holders, and the public, click here.

My Account Login Troubleshooting

The library has a new website and with that update we’ve also linked your Fuller ID web login to your library account for managing book checkout and holds (formerly accessed through your L# and it’s associated password.  So now you have one fewer login to remember.

The Problem

A few student, staff and faculty users are reporting that they are seeing a login error when attempting to sign into their library account.  They are seeing the following error.

“Oops! We’re Sorry. The login system failed with error:…”
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Linking up all these web services involves passing information back and forth between multiple databases. In this case, the information that is often the culprit is the current address Fuller has on file for you is either out of date, or simply needs to be edited and re-saved to trigger the system to see the change.
[ Update: 2-17-16] – If you are a non-degreed alumni (e.g. you completed classes but not a degree), unfortunately you do not have lifetime access to the library resources.  This fix will not work for you.  You can however access the Alumni Directory.

The Solution

The solution is to go into the “My Info” area on fuller.edu/students and edit the current address even if it is already correct, then re-save it.
1. Users can edit their info by going to http://fuller.edu/students   This path will work for staff and faculty as well.
2. click “My Info”
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3. click “Update Address(es) and Phone(s)”
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4. Click “Current” to edit your address.  Again, even if it is already correct.Screen Shot 2016-01-13 at 2.40.08 PM
5. Edit the address.  If your address is incorrect, update it.  If it’s correct, delete a line.  Click submit then edit it again to put the correct address back.  This will trigger the sync with the library system.
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6. Final Step: Wait 24 hours and try your login again.
The sync between “My Info” and the library runs overnight.

Still Need Help?

After you’ve completed these steps, if you still are unable to access your library account, please contact Tech Support: techsupport@fuller.edu.

Library Subscribes to Luthers Werke

Following our trial subscription in May, Fuller Libraries have added The Weimar Edition of Luthers Werke to our collection of electronic resources.


The online version of The Weimar Edition of Luthers Werke is a complete collection of Luther’s writings. It is one of the largest editions of any individual author ever to have been created. This monumental work, of which the first volume was published in 1883, consists over 117 quarto volumes and is now published in full. Luthers Werke provides an indispensable historical-critical tool for theologians, historians, linguists and literary critics carrying out research into Luther’s life and work.

Martin Luther (1483-1546) is one of the central figures in the development of European cultural and intellectual history. This is as a result of not only his theological influence but also his contribution to the development of New High German.

The Weimar Edition of Luthers Werke is published in electronic form by ProQuest with the co-operation and support of the publishers Hermann Böhlaus Nachfolger Weimar GmbH & Co.