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Religion Collections in Libraries and Archives:
A Guide to Resources in Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia

Table of Contents - Preface/Acknowledgements - Abbreviations
Lists of Entries: District of Columbia - Maryland - Virginia

Wesley Theological Seminary Library

Address: 4500 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20016-5690
Telephone Numbers: (202) 885-8690
Contact Person: Andrew G. Kadel, Director of the Library

Access Policies

In addition to serving our primary clientele of Wesley students and faculty, the library is open to adults who need access to research materials in the collections. Guests to the library are encouraged to call in advance of a visit in order to determine when the reference librarian is available for consultation.

Reference Policy:
Telephone reference assistance for the general public is not available. Response to research requests by mail is limited. The staff is unable to provide assistance with genealogical research. Self-service photocopying is permitted for most materials.

Borrowing Privileges:
The Library lends directly only to students and faculty of WTS and of other local schools with whom reciprocal borrowing agreements have been established. Local clergy serving under appointment or call should inquire about fee-based borrowing privileges.

Networks/Consortia:
OCLC, Washington Theological Consortium

Background Note:
Founded in 1882. Wesley Theological Seminary is an independent, free-standing seminary of the United Methodist Church.
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Description of Collections

Books and monographs:
An academic collection of 150,000 volumes supporting a graduate theological curriculum and the research needs of the faculty. Special strengths in American Methodism, especially the Methodist Protestant Church, Wesleyan, Barthian, and Bonhoeffer studies.

Periodicals and newspapers:
560 current periodical subscriptions; 1,700 titles in bound periodicals collection.

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