Relationships with Other Libraries
Through the Fuller Libraries’ memberships in regional and national consortia, our faculty and students enjoy the benefit of resource sharing and reciprocal borrowing privileges at other institutions.
The Fuller Libraries participate in the American Theological Library Association (ATLA) Reciprocal Borrowing Program, which creates an arrangement between participating ATLA members to grant check-out privileges to each other’s patrons. Fuller students may simply walk into a participating library, show proof of current enrollment at Fuller Theological Seminary, and check out materials based on the library’s local lending policies. The user is responsible for adhering to local policy and returning the materials in a timely fashion. For a map of participating ATLA libraries, click the button below. For ATLA’s reciprocal borrowing information, click here.
The Califa Library Group is a consortium of over 220 member libraries in California. Califa negotiates discounts on products and services for use by member libraries.
The Hubbard library’s membership in Christian Library Consortium (CLC) allows Fuller to share resources with other member institutions and to take advantage of consortia discounts with related vendors. The CLC was borne out of the Association of Christian Librarians, “an influential, vibrant, growing community that integrates faith, ministry, and academic librarianship through development of members, services, and scholarship.”
The David Allan Hubbard Library is a full participant in Online Computer Library Center’s (OCLC’s) shared cataloging (WorldCat) and interlibrary loan programs. With over 16,000 library members worldwide, OCLC is a rich source of bibliography, cataloging information, and resource sharing. Over 2 billion titles are available through its union catalog.
Southern California Theological Library Association (SCATLA) is an association of a growing number of graduate and undergraduate schools in Southern California that support graduate degrees in theology. It is a is a referral service that permits, on a case-by-case basis, screened clients at one library to use the collections at another library during the course of a defined research project.
In order to access resources at a SCATLA Library, you must present a (yellow) SCATLA card/form provided by an authorized SCATLA signer in your library. To request a card, please visit the Circulation Desk in the Hubbard Library, or call 626-584-5218 or 626-584-5612 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Through Membership in the Southern California Electronic Library Consortium (SCELC), David Allan Hubbard Library participates in consortial purchasing of databases access. Faculty members have reciprocal borrowing privileges at many SCELC libraries. Inquire at the Hubbard Library Circulation Desk for details and the appropriate forms.