The Seminary Libraries

Bangor Theological Seminary is committed to making available to students the best in past and contemporary theological literature. We maintain working libraries of 20,000 volumes on both campuses with approximately 40,000 unique titles.

In addition to traditional sources like books and journals available on site, BTS maintains a number of interlibrary agreements and internet subscriptions that provide access to the full-range of theological literature published in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Our primary mission is to serve the academic and research needs of the seminary's faculty and students. We are open to the general public, however, and we encourage all visitors to come in and use the resources that are available.

Library Catalog

Search the BTS holdings using MINERVA, request/access books from other Maine libraries.



Interlibrary Loan

Request books outside the BTS holdings.



Journal Database

Journal articles and essays may be found online through the EBSCOHost databases. These databases include the collections of the American Theological Library Association (ATLAS and ATLA Religion) as well as those of MARVEL, Maine's Virtual Library, which includes thousands of magazines, newspapers, and reference books.

Please contact the librarian for logon and password information.


Electronic Holdings

We have online access to more than 4,000 electronic books in full text from the Religion, Philosophy, Classics collection of ebrary.

The password for ebrary is your BTS library card barcode number.

Oxford Biblical Studies Online provides a comprehensive resource for the study of the Bible and biblical history. Easy to search and navigate, this site offers a ready access point for a wealth of Bible text and commentary—including the New Oxford Annotated Bible and five other popular Oxford Study Bibles—under the direction of a team of esteemed scholars headed by Editor in Chief Michael D. Coogan.   The Bible content is supplemented by collections of major apocryphal Old and New Testament texts in translation  (from the OBSO website). 

Please contact the librarian for logon and password information.

Bangor Campus Library

Information, hours, staff

Portland Campus Library

Information, hours, staff

Duncan Howlett Collection

The Rev. Duncan Howlett, D.D., Minister Emeritus of All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church, Washington, D.C., presented many of his theological books and personal papers to Bangor Theological Seminary.

Bangor Campus Library

The Bangor Campus Library collection is housed within The Sawyer Library of Husson University.


Monday to Thursday: 8 am to 10 pm
Friday: 8 am to 6 pm
Saturday: 10 am to 5 pm
Sunday: 10 am to 10 pm

Call the library for hours during summer and semester breaks.

Sawyer Library Main Telephone: 207 941-7188
BTS Desk at Sawyer Library: 207-941-7175
BTS Librarian: 207-942-6781 x203 (Portland Campus)

Portland Campus Library

The Portland campus library is accessible whenever the campus is open. Students traveling from a distance may want to call ahead first.

Holiday hours will be posted on the main entrance to the Portland campus.

Portland Campus
Telephone:  207-774-5212  x201


Laurie McQuarrie click to email
Director of Library and Information Services

207-942-6781 x203 or 207-774-5212 x203


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