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Southwestern’s library system includes the A. Webb Roberts Library, the Kathryn Sullivan Bowld Music Library, the Counseling Center Collection, the World Mission Center Collection, and the Houston Campus Library.
The library also includes small book collections at the off-campus sites in San Antonio and Little Rock. In August 2003, the materials in these collections numbered an estimated 1,068,877 items; the libraries’ Acquisition and Cataloging Departments add approximately eight thousand items each year. The seminary libraries have been online since 1982. The library augments its holdings with subscriptions to online books and journals.
Bowld Music Library
Monday - Friday | 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Welcome to the Kathryn Sullivan Bowld Music Library of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (SWBTS). Maintaining over 30,000 books, 20,000 recordings, 200,000 octavos, and 100,000 scores, Bowld Library serves masters and doctoral programs of the School of Church Music, meets performance needs of the School, and supports faculty and students in their preparation for work in ministry.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday | 8:00 am – 10:45pm
Wednesday, Friday | 8:00 am – 4:45 pm
Saturday | 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
The A. Webb Roberts Library, opened in 1982, supports the curricula for the School of Theology and the School of Educational Ministries. Almost 60% of the books in the general collection relate to theology, church history, and vocational ministry. Other subjects include philosophy and psychology, world religions, archaeology, general history, and Christian art and literature.
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