Online Users

The Fuller Libraries exist to serve patrons in real and virtual environments who are researching in locations all over the globe. Our resources and services support this research in such diverse settings.

In addition to serving students and faculty at Fuller’s Pasadena campus, the Hubbard library serves many online users, such as Fuller students enrolled in online or regional campus programs, Fuller faculty members teaching at regional campuses, and Fuller staff employed at regional campuses. Programs and services for online users include books-by-mail, scan on demand, interlibrary loan, and a significant number of electronic resources.


Fourteen computers in the computer lab on the 2nd floor in the Pasadena campus library provide full internet and database access. Computer workstations are available on a first come/first served basis, with priority given to Fuller students.
Zotero is a free bibliographic management software that allows users to collect, store, and format bibliographic references. It also integrates with Microsoft Word and other word processing programs to allow the inserting and formatting of citations and bibliography while writing your paper (cite while you write).
You can download Zotero and its extentions from the Zotero website. Zotero web also hosts user documentation and community forums. The library does not subscribe to this resource. To synchronize your data across different devices and keep your library up-to-date, you need to create a free user account. To access a user guide in PDF, click here.
If you have questions about Zotero, please email a reference librarian at


As of December 2016, Fuller Theological Seminary no longer subscribes to EndNote.
Since June of 2018, BibleWorks software is no longer for sale. Fuller now utilizes Accordance bible software for LG500 and LG510, the Greek and Hebrew “Tools” classes.  Students who already own Bibleworks may continue to utilize the software in these classes and in their studies. New students who would like to purchase Accordance may do so at a special discounted price. More information about pricing and the transition to Accordance is available on the Quad here.

The Hubbard Library has licensed copies of both Bibleworks and Accordance software available for student use. Four computers in the computer lab on the 2nd floor in the Pasadena campus library are equipped with Bibleworks, and two computers are equipped with Accordance.

BibleWorks and Accordance are Bible software programs for biblical exegesis and research in original languages. They come with Greek, Hebrew, and Septuagint Bibles for your computer, as well as translations into various contemporary languages.
These programs also come with a variety of Bible search tools, lexicons, dictionaries, and morphology analysis resources. For all levels of users, the software is suitable for Bible study, sermon preparation, and detailed Bible research.

Holds & Recalls

If the item you need is checked out to another borrower, you may request the item by placing a hold on it. This reserves the item for you when it is returned. You may place a hold from your library account or by requesting assistance from the Circulation Desk. When your item arrives, you will be notified by email. If your item is not picked up within 7 days, the hold will expire and the item will be returned to the shelf.

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Sometimes items may need to be recalled for use by the library or other patrons. In these cases, a recall can be placed on the item. If a recall is issued for an item you are currently borrowing, you will be notified by email of the new due date for the item. If the item is not returned by the new due date, the item will incur a fine of $5.00 per day.

Patrons may request a recall for items that have been out for longer than 3 weeks and are not due back for an extended period of time. If patrons would like to request a recall on an item, they should contact the Circulation Desk.

Please note that not all patrons may place holds on books or request recalls. See Access Policies for more detail.

Circulation Desk

Book Renewal

Covid-19 Update:

Please note that all book checkout times are extended until April 30th, when all previously due items will become due. Items due after April 30th will be due on their stated due date. Patrons will no longer be able to check out additional items if there are overdue items on their account starting April 30th. Unless you receive an email stating that your book has been recalled, all overdue fines will still be waived for the duration of the emergency library closure. You can read the full announcement on circulation policy updates here.

Books can be returned at the external library book drop or through mail. Patrons can still renew items prior to April 30th according to our amended policies regarding patron status and renewals.

Fuller Seminary students, faculty, adjunct faculty, and staff, along with visiting scholars, may renew items on or before their due date. Items may be renewed in person at the Circulation Desk, by phone, or by email. Items may also be renewed online.

How to renew items online:

  1. Click “My Account” (upper right hand corner).
  2. Enter your Fuller username and password.
  3. Under the “checked out” tab, select the items you wish to renew.
  4. Click the “renew items” button.

Why can’t I renew my items?

  1. Further remote renewals will exceed your designated renewal privileges.
  2. The item may be required reading for a class and needed for the Reserves collection.
  3. Another patron may have placed a hold on the item.
  4. There may be a block on your account preventing renewals.

Alumni, local-resident scholars, local clergy, and SCATLA/ATLA patrons do not have remote renewal privileges. Items must be brought to the Library in person for renewal, and there must be no blocks on the account.

For more details on how many times you can renew items remotely, see Access Policies.

Circulation Desk

Computer Lab

The computer lab offers users a number of research tools and a setting in which to use them. While the lab is open to all Fuller users, its primary purpose is to meet the research needs of current Fuller students, faculty, the broader Fuller community, and visiting scholars.


The lab is located in the Weyerhaeuser Reading Room on the 1st floor and consists 2 divided areas:

– Weyerhaeuser Lobby
– Area adjacent to the Library Administration wing

Additionally, laptops are available for checkout at the Circulation Desk.

Computer Use

Computers are available on a “first come, first served” basis, although priority is given to academic research. Occasionally, portions of the lab will be closed to host exams. Only individuals taking those exams are allowed to use the relevant computers at those times.

Lab users are responsible for their own personal belongings and equipment and should not leave items unattended.

Personal belongings left unattended for more than four hours will be considered abandoned and will be moved to Fuller’s lost and found holding area. The lost and found is located at the seminary’s main switchboard.

All computers and laptops are equipped with Microsoft Office and Endnote, and provide full internet and database access. SPSS and Bibleworks are available on lab computers as indicated.

Reference Librarians

There are a number of ways you can access Reference Help through the web and in person.

  • InfoGuides

    InfoGuides are faculty and library staff created research guides designed to help students learn more about an area of study or a means of accessing the best resources on a topic. You can search guides created by our faculty and staff by clicking the link below.

  • Suggested Internet Resources

    There are many resources available for free online, but knowing which are the best can be a challenge. We’ve compiled a list of the best resources available to you on the web.

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    You can use the LibAnswers platform to browse frequently asked questions that have already been answered by the Library staff. Or you can ask a new question directly to a library staff member via email, text, or twitter.

  • Consultation, Training, & SCATLA Requests

    The Reference Librarians are happy to offer individual and group consultations and training for students and faculty.

    If you are looking for permission to access libraries within the SCATLA network, please contact the Reference Librarians for the form.

    Select below to schedule an appointment or fill out a SCATLA request.

Contact Reference
626.584.5668 – Jinsook Seo, Reference Librarian and Korean Studies Specialist
626.584.5638 – Natalya Pashkova, Reference Librarian and Community Outreach Specialist


Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Services assist current students, faculty, and staff, both remotely and in person, in obtaining materials not accessible in our collections. We are able to obtain most monographs that you may need in your research, regardless of language or country of publication. Print monographs received from other libraries must be retrieved from the David Allan Hubbard Library Circulation Desk. Most of the journal articles/book chapters that we receive through ILL arrive as PDFs and will be emailed or uploaded to the ILL page of your library account. ILL staff will also assist online users with accessing fuller owned material through its Books-by-Mail and Scan on Demand programs. For more information on these services, see the library services for online patrons libguide.

Please note: Some ILL requests will come back as “Cancelled” because the library has decided to purchase your request. Purchased items are located as eBooks first, then in print.

We encourage all of our current students, faculty, and staff to utilize our Interlibrary Loan services. Access to ILL services is integrated with your library account and can be reached through the “My ILL Requests” page here. Unfortunately at this time, Alumni and guests are unable to use our ILL services.

Questions about Interlibrary Loan?


eReserves for Korean and Spanish Courses

eReserves for Korean and Spanish Courses

What are eReserves?

Electronic reserves or eReserves are readings and materials in Korean or Spanish that are made available to students enrolled in a course at Fuller. These readings are accessible via the Canvas pages associated with those courses.

eReserves material are almost always select book chapters or articles, and in special cases, longer sections of a work. This is expressly done with the publisher’s or author’s permission, coupled with payment if applicable.

More information regarding the change in eReserves for fall 2020 with additional frequently asked questions are available here.

Location in Canvas

The eReserves module is either linked in your Canvas course or available on the eReserves main page here. This main page lists the materials for courses and has the submission form for faculty. Faculty are encouraged to paste this URL in their Canvas course.

Requesting New Materials

The new eReserves request form is located here:

  1. Fill out the faculty’s name and email address. Click Next.
  2. Find the appropriate course in the drop down menu or fill out the Course Information manually. Click Next.
  3. If you choose to fill out the Course Information, course number, course name, instructor and term are required.
  4. Fill out the item information. Once done, click on the check box acknowledging the statement, “Starting fall 2020, eReserves is available for Korean or Spanish items only. Any additional requests will be cancelled.”
  5. Click Submit.
  6. Faculty will be contacted within 7 days to confirm upload.

Requesting Previous Materials

If you want to request materials you’ve already used in a previous course, contact with the following information:

  • Course Name
  • Course Number
  • Previous Course Number
  • Items needed

The materials needed will be added manually by library staff. Faculty will be contacted within 7 days to confirm upload.

Have questions? Contact eReserves at