The UTS Libraries are significant resources for both The Seminary and Barrytown College. While the primary mission of the Libraries is to serve the UTS community, library services are extended to students and faculty in other colleges and universities in the Hudson Valley area, local and regional corporations, governmental agencies, and adult citizens of the community. Individuals not associated with UTS can request a Library Privileges Card at the Barrytown College Library Service Desk.
The Seminary Library is located on the UTS NYC Campus at 7th Avenue and 43rd Street, just a short walk from Grand Central Station. The NYC campus is one block from New York Public Library, one of the largest libraries in the world. UTS students can use the resources of any seminary library in the New York area through our membership in the New York Area Theological Library Association (NYATLA), and have access to over 1.5 million books and journals in libraries in the Hudson Valley through our membership in the Southeastern New York Library Resource Council. In 2007, UTS opened the Information Commons in the NYC campus library, a computer facility where students can conduct researches, engage in group projects, and participate in information literacy workshops.
The Barrytown College Library is located a few hours north in Barrytown, NY, near Red Hook. In the Fall 2013 the Barrytown Campus Library will open with group and quiet study spaces; collaboration tools, computers and wireless connectivity throughout the building on all floors.
The UTS Libraries maintain a collection of approximately 120,000 titles, which includes books, audio and video media, ebooks and periodicals. The libraries currently subscribe to the online databases ProQuest and WilsonWeb. Students can access thousands of journals and articles that cover a wide range of topics from their computers on campus or from home 24 hours a day/7 days a week.
Barrytown College seeks to be a place where students are challenged to improve their mind, body, and spirit, where intellect and faith are welcome partners in a life well lived, it is our hope and goal that the UTS Libraries offer a dynamic, innovative, and exciting place for students and that our staff respons to the learning styles of today’s student, thus helping them achieve their learning outcomes.