Named after Dr. Carey S. Thomas, who served as the first president of the seminary from 1951 to 1955, the library is made up of volumes carefully selected to provide the best in theological and scholarly literature as a foundation for the school’s curriculum.
The mission of the Carey S. Thomas Library and its staff is to serve the Denver Seminary community by providing and facilitating access to information in support of the seminary’s curriculum, research, and training.
1. How do I find the recommended list of commentaries for the Old Testament and New Testament?
The Old and New Testament professors have compiled a bibliography of helpful biblical studies tools. These lists, which include commentaries, are included in the Denver Journal. There are research guides for both the Old Testament and the New Testament bibliographies from the Denver Journal.
2. Can I check out books if I’m not a Denver Seminary student?
The library offers guest privileges to our community. Guest cards are $25.00 per year. Guests may check out 5 books at a time for 4 weeks at a time.
Students from the Association of Theological Schools (ATS) schools and those whose schools are part of the Atla Reciprocal Borrowing program, may obtain a yearly card at no cost with proof of current student status.
3. What is the charge for a lost book?
If a patron loses a Denver Seminary book, the usual fine is $80.00 (or replacement cost) plus $5 processing fee. The fine for a lost interlibrary loan item can result in a charge of up to $200 and is determined by the loaning library.
4. How do I recommend materials for the Cary S. Thomas Library?