CST WorldCat Local Catalog / Discovery Service

The new catalog, WorldCat Local, provides single-search access to the School's print book records, as well as online access to e-books, databases, and journals. You can also access your user/patron account from there to see your checkouts, request renewals, etc. If you would like guidance setting up your login and accessing your new library account, see here.

Be sure to start your search in the new catalog! Searching in WorldCat Local is fairly intuitive. For guidance, please watch this brief video tutorial.

If a catalog link to a digital resource does not work for you, please try to find it in the relevant database among those listed on the A-Z Databases page. If you still cannot access the link, please submit a ticket/question on Ask a Librarian, and we will send you a direct link to the resource within one business day.

CST Library Creative Writing Contest

The CST library is sponsoring a creative writing project for poetry and prose fiction. Prizes includes a $250 Amazon gift card and more. Entry deadline: March 22, 2015.

Click here to download the official rules and entry form.

Ask a Librarian and LibGuides

Ask a Librarian is the Library's FAQ and Reference service all rolled into one. There you can find answers to questions about library services and policies. It also provides a portal for CST faculty, staff, and students to receive help with research questions and make appointments with a reference librarian.

LibGuides houses the Library's guides to research and writing on various topics related to Religious Studies.

Other Questions: Contact a Librarian

If you cannot find an answer to your question in Ask a Librarian or LibGuides, please contact a librarian for help in the following areas:

  • Administration. Call (909) 447-2516 or email

  • Circulation. For help with getting a library card, or for problems with checkout or renewal, call (909) 447-2589 or email

  • Distance Access to Print Resources. Please see the policy and instructions here.

  • Donations. If you wish to donate books, write grants, or set up an endowment, call (909) 447-2516 or email

  • Technical. For help with technical issues related to library services, call (909) 447-2518 or email If at all possible, please be sure to include screenshots of the problem you encountered.

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Support the Library

Shop on and Amazon will donate 0.5% of your purchase to the CST Library.

Login using your existing Amazon account. Then search for "Claremont School of Theology" as your charity of choice, and select "Southern California School of Theology" or click here. View detailed instructions.