To request a library account, please fill out our Guest Registration form.

Who can use Library materials and resources in-house? 

The Harding School of Theology Library welcomes everyone to use the collection in person. That privilege will be revoked for Guests who mistreat library materials and facilities, or Guests who abuse library staff.

Who is eligible to borrow materials in person?

  • Local Church of Christ members
  • Local ministers of any church affiliation
  • Local college and university professors
  • Local graduate students
  • Students at Memphis City Seminary or Mid-South Christian College
  • Former HST students (local) and graduates (U.S.)

What are the borrowing policies for Guests?

  • Guests with check out privileges may borrow a maximum of 3 books at a time.
  • The loan period for most materials is four weeks, with one renewal.
  • Guests are responsible for all damage and/or loss. Damage is estimated upon receipt of the book, while loss is calculated as the replacement value of the book.
  • Overdue materials are charged $0.25 per day per item. Fines may be paid by cash or check. Patrons with $25 or more in fines will not be able to check out materials. 
  • A book is assigned a “lost” status when it is 15 or more days past due. In instances of loss, patrons are charged a non-refundable $20 processing fee. If the book cannot be returned, this is compounded with a $50 replacement fee.