The Library at Harding School of Theology

Harding School of Theology has an impressive library with over 150,000 books, 25,000 volume-bound periodicals, 300+ current periodicals, and an ever-expanding collection of digital resources. Home of the Meredith Restoration History Archive, the HST library houses one of the most extensive displays of Restoration Movement artifacts and remains a prized asset for seminary scholars.

The library is open to students, alumni, and community members alike. Stop in during our hours of operation to immerse yourself in a wealth of information.

HST Library Hours


May 6 - June 2, June 16 - 30

  • Monday - Friday:
    8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Saturday - Sunday:

June 3 -15 (Intensive Course Schedule)

  • Monday - Thursday:
    8:00 AM - 9:00 PM

    • Thursday, June 13, the Library will be closed 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM
  • Friday:
    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Saturday:
    9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Starting July 1st the HST Library will be open by appointment only to current students, faculty, and staff.

  • Monday - Friday:
    8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Saturday - Sunday:

HOLIDAYS the library will be closed:

  • Memorial Day (May 27)
  • Independence Day (July 4)

The library is located on the HST campus at 1000 Cherry Road in Memphis, TN.

Access the HST Library Catalog via these links:

Basic Search                       Advanced Search

HU's electronic resources will not be available to HST students/faculty/staff until July 1, 2024 due to licensure issues.

Helpful Online Resources

A PDF guide to Oxford Bibliographies is available here.
A video demonstration of Oxford Bibliographies is available here.

Meredith Restoration History Archive

The Meredith Restoration History Archive was founded in honor of Don Meredith, Head Librarian at HST from 1983-2017. The archive contains a vast collection of resources from the Stone-Campbell Movement, approximately 60 archaeological artifacts, copies of major biblical manuscripts, hymnals, and a 1578 Geneva Bible.


Hours of operation:

Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:45 PM

Closed Saturday and Sunday 

Rare Books

Some of the most valued pieces of our collection are found among our rare books. Visitors love browsing this room to see first editions of important works, centuries old hymnals, and even a Bible that dates back earlier than the King James. The rare books are a non-circulating collection, but can be used for research in the library. The hours for the rare book room are the same as the rest of the library. The rare book room is part of the Meredith Restoration History Archive.

Rare books are listed in the online catalog using the call number R.L. You can browse the catalog holdings of our collection here.

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The HST library has a special collections that you may not know about. This video shows some of these items.