Covid-19 Update:

Please note that the Hubbard Library is presently only providing physical services to current students, faculty, and staff. Book checkouts are now available within the library (per conditions). These circulation services are presently available according to our amended policies regarding patron status and renewals. Library material due dates will be back in effect starting April 30th, although fines will still not be issued. You can read the latest announcements on library policy updates here.

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. 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).

Members of Consortia Institutions

The library belongs to several library consortia. This is the preferred manner through which members of other graduate institutions can gain access to the library. Please inquire with your institution’s librarian about consortia membership and reciprocal borrowing participation. These consortia are the Southern California Theological Library Association (SCATLA), ATLA, and the Statewide California Electronic Library Consortium (SCELC).

Visiting Scholars

Approved visiting scholars have a letter of recommendation from a Fuller school – SOT, SOP, SIS – stating the name of the scholar, research purpose for the visit, contact information of the scholar, and how long they will be here; the letter must be signed by an appropriate representative of the academic department. Visiting Scholar privileges are also granted to faculty emeriti.

Local Clergy

Local pastors and clergy members are able to receive clergy access to the library. In order to be eligible, clergy are required to bring in physical proof (letter from church leadership, business card, church bulletin, etc.) that they are currently employed by a local church within driving distance of Fuller Theological Seminary.

Entrance-Only Patrons (Guest Users)

Members of the public who are conducting graduate theological research are welcome to apply for guest user access to the library. Any visitors who have not been issued a library card must fill out an Entrance Application for review. No access can be granted to visitors without library cards. Application responses are made via email within 5-7 business days.

If you have any questions please email You may also contact the Manager of Library Public Services at 626.584.5684 or the Circulation Desk at 626.584.5218.

Groups of visitors from other institutions are asked to inquire concerning access and make arrangements with the library prior to the proposed visit.

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 Campus Safety office
    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.

  • Consortia

    A library card may be obtained from the Circulation Desk
    Limited access is given to library services
    Borrowing privileges are granted with no remote renewal
    (Exception: Logos Evangelical Seminary students- 1 renewal)

  • Visiting Scholars

    Limited access is given to library services
    On-campus access to databases is available
    Wi-Fi access is available
    Borrowing privileges are granted
    (Faculty Emeriti also have these privileges)

    30 items for 90 days with one remote renewal.

  • Local Clergy

    A library card may be obtained from the Circulation Desk
    Limited access is given to library services
    Borrowing privileges are granted with no remote renewal

  • Public

    Members of the public must fill out an Entrance Application to be submitted for review. Responses will be returned within 5-7 business days
    No borrowing privileges are granted

Circulation Desk