Northeastern Seminary

Academics | Seminary Research Library in New York

B. Thomas Golisano Library

There are many services available to NES students through the B. Thomas Golisano Library including a 24-hour computer lab available to all students with an ID card, and a café (service hours as posted). In addition to the information below, you can find other information at the Golisano Library Web site, or by calling 585.594.6280.

Services for students

  • You may borrow book, sound recording, and audio visual materials from the circulating collections for 6 months. We are happy to mail books to your home address if you are not on campus.
  • You may use any of the library's print or electronic bibliographic databases, in the library or from off campus. You may also request interlibrary loan materials.
  • You may apply for a key to the Graduate Research Room which offers a quiet and spacious study area, 2 PCs and a printer.
  • You have unlimited in-library use of print periodicals and reference books.
  • Please feel free to inquire at the Reference Desk if you need assistance in finding information or using library research tools or contact the Theological Librarian, Dr. Barry Hamilton.
  • You can apply at the circulation desk for an RRLC card (Rochester Regional Library Consortia) which expires June 30 of each academic year. RRLC cards provide stack and check out privileges at other Rochester area libraries including those which have large holdings in Bible and theology.
  • You can work with the Learning Center to sharpen your writing skills and hone your citation style.

Library Amenities

28 computers with internet access for public use 
2 instructional labs (24 and 18 computers) 
7 printers for public use 
2 coin-operated copiers 
Microform reader/printer 
Wireless internet access 
Graduate study room
Learning center (writing lab and testing rooms) 
2 fireplaces 
Study café with outdoor terrace
Archives and special collections reading room 
Conference room 
Comfortable individual and group seating 
11 group study rooms 
2 group study rooms for audio-visual materials 
43,000 square feet on 2 floors 
132,000 books and bound journals 
100+ electronic databases 
Leisure reading books 
New books display


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