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Spencer Library Home: How to Use the Library

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How to Use the Library

This page has information about how to use the library and many of the research tools that the library has.  As always if you have any questions or need more help, please do not hesitate to contact the library at

How to Access Ebooks and Ecommentaries (Spencer Library)

How to Use The Digital Theological Library

Exegesis Paper Examples and Helps

Here are a few website resources that might be helpful for you to better understand what an exegesis paper might look like.  (Please note: these are external links to sites not affiliated with United Seminary - the content is not necessarily in line with United's values).

Exegetical Papers: Example Papers

Exegetical Paper Guide (pdf)

Physical Book Due Dates

Generally speaking, all books may be kept until the end of the term.  They will be due the Friday the week before the end of the term. Books may be recalled if necessary.  

ATLA Reciprocal Borrowing

The ATLA Reciprocal Borrowing Program is an arrangement between participating North American ATLA Institutional Members and Affiliate Candidate Libraries to grant check-out privileges to each other’s patrons/students. A patron/student walks into a participating library, shows proof of current enrollment at another participating library, and checks out materials based on its local lending policies.

Use the following link to see if there is a participating library close to you: ATLA Map

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us: