Guide to Services - Claremont Colleges & Community


Claremont School of Theology Library provides resources and specified services to:

  • Claremont School of Theology alumni/ae
  • area clergy (actively serving or retired from established congregations))
  • students, faculty and staff of The Claremont Colleges
  • Claremont residents
  • students of SCATLA institutions
  • SCELC faculty
  • local or visiting scholars (recognized by area institutions)

Application for Borrowing Privileges

Patrons in the above categories must have valid, current identification and must complete an application when first requesting Library privileges. Borrowers may be charged an initial card fee or a replacement fee if a card is lost. An annual fee also may be required for some categories of community patrons.

Library Services Available

  • use of materials within the building
  • on-site access to electronic resources (some restrictions may apply)
  • borrowing privileges for circulating items
  • reference assistance
  • use of copy/print equipment (payment required)
  • holds, recalls, and searches for library materials

Services Excluded (but not limited to those listed)

  • interlibrary loan
  • use of the Computer Lab
  • locker assignments

Privileges at Claremont School of Theology Library do not include access or borrowing privileges at The Claremont Colleges Library. Individuals must apply for those privileges at Honnold/Mudd Library of The Claremont Colleges.

Loan Periods

Books in the circulating collection check out for 28 days. Periodicals, reference books, and special collections items do not circulate. Ask at the Circulation Desk about loan periods for reserves, DVDs, CDs and other materials.

Patrons are responsible for tracking the due dates of items they check out. To confirm due dates and renew materials, connect to the main menu of the Blais catalog (http://blais.claremont.edu), select “Renew your books,” and enter name and CST Library card number. Patrons also can renew items by contacting the CST Circulation Desk at (909) 447-2589. Patrons are responsible for notifying CST Circulation staff of address changes (email or postal) so that Library notices can reach them promptly.

Overdue Materials and Fines

Overdue notices are sent by email or postal service on a regular basis for circulating items, including reserves. A copy of the fine policy is available at the Circulation Desk and on the Library homepage (see “Policies”).

Holds, Recalls, Searches

Requests for holds and recalls on circulating items must be processed by staff. Request forms are available at Circulation. Searches can also be requested for items that cannot be found.

Use of Computers

Public computers are located within the Library for patron use. A wireless connection is available for personal computers, and Library staff can provide access information. The Computer Lab is available only for persons affiliated with Claremont School of Theology and Claremont Lincoln University.

Photocopiers and Printers

Library copy machines and printers do not accept cash. Payment cards for copiers can be purchased at the Circulation Desk. Persons who choose to print from Library computers must create an online payment account (ask at Circulation). Note: Claremont School of Theology copy cards and payment accounts cannot be used at any other library.

Facilities Policies

The Library is a graduate, academic facility for study and research. Persons under the age of 18 (unless enrolled at a college or university) must be under the direct supervision of an adult, and may not remain in the building for an extended time. Minors may not use Library computers.

Patrons are asked to refrain from cell phone conversations in the Library, and to limit food and beverage consumption. The Library atrium is available for patrons to hold phone conversations or to eat. Smoking is not permitted in the building or in the atrium.

Hours and Information

Library hours are posted on the CST Library homepage (http://www.cst.edu/library). Information inquiries can be directed to the Circulation Desk at (909) 447-2589 or contact library@cst.edu.

All patrons are expected to observe Library policies. Copies of Library policies are available at Circulation and also are posted on the Library website. Claremont School of Theology Library reserves the right to amend or rescind the privileges of any Library patron.