Reciprocal Libraries

barbour-libraryStudents at the Seminary have full borrowing privileges at the Barbour Library of Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, which has about 290,000 volumes and over 110,000 additional items in its collection. Like others, you may enter the Barbour Library and use its resources onsite. By presenting your RPTS student ID card, you may receive a card from the Barbour Library permitting you to check out materials as well.

The Library also has agreements with Trinity School for Ministry in Ambridge and Geneva College in Beaver Falls to permit borrowing by our students from their libraries.

Normally, borrowing privileges are granted to our patrons by other libraries only during normal working hours through the week, so plan your trip to these libraries accordingly.

Other libraries with significant collections of interest to our patrons are: the University of Pittsburgh Libraries, the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh (the main branch is located in Oakland), and the Gumberg Library of Duquesne University. All residents of Allegheny County may receive a free library card from their local library, which is good at the public libraries throughout the county, including the Carnegie Library of the city of Pittsburgh.