Also known as Virginia Theological Seminary (VTS)
||3737 Seminary Road
Alexandria, VA 22304-5201
||Mitzi Jarrett Budde, Librarian
|Open to the public:
The Bishop Payne Library exists to support the research needs of Virginia Theological Seminary faculty and students and to provide a foundation for the Seminary's curriculum. It is a major resource for the study of the Anglican communion and tradition, both for the Seminary community and beyond. Access and services may be restricted.
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- Borrowing Privileges:
- The Library lends to VTS faculty, staff, students, and alumni. There is very limited lending to northern Virginia ordained clergy with approved letter of reference.
- OCLC, Washington Theological Consortium
- Background Note:
- Founded 1823.
- Books and monographs:
- 141,000 volumes. The particular strengths of the collection are in the areas of biblical studies, church history, theology, the Protestant reformation and denominations, the history of Anglicanism, and liturgical music. A project to collect representative source materials from all the provinces and dioceses of the international Anglican communion is underway.
- Periodicals and newspapers:
- 920 current subscriptions. See above for strengths of the collection.
- Archives, manuscripts, correspondence, and oral histories:
- 500 linear feet of manuscripts and papers relating to the history of the Seminary and the Diocese of Virginia. The half-time Archivist is Julie Randle.
- 6,380 microforms. See monograph section above for the strengths of the collection.
Anglican Communion--Doctrines; Anglican Communion--History; Biblical studies; Church history; Church history--United States; Church music; Church of England--Doctrines;
Protestant Episcopal Theological Seminary in Virginia; Protestants; Reformation