COVID-19 Response

Library services and policies related to COVID-19


COVID-19 and Southeastern Seminary

Like many institutions in the US and around the world, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary is currently taking precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The Seminary has a FAQ page on COVID-19, and you can learn more about the Seminary's response here

Online Library Availability

Beginning at 8PM on March 20, the Library at Southeastern will provide online-only service to the Southeastern community. 

In an effort to serve you, we have a number of staff who are available to help meet your research needs.

Right now there are many things you can do with regards to the library. 

  • You can reach us during our normal hours through our email, chat, and texting services mentioned at the right.
  • You can use GoSearch, our online databases, and our ebook collections. 
  • You can request us to scan and email journal articles and portions of books within the bounds of copyright (see the video below).
  • You can ask us to help you find electronic resources that will meet your research needs. 
  • You can renew your books online (but don't worry about it, because your fines are not accumulating right now)

During this time there are a few things you won't be able to do

  • Physically enter the library
  • Checkout physical books or interlibrary loan items
  • Access holds or put books on hold

Finally, we would request two things of you during this time. First, If you need help, please ask us. It really is our pleasure to serve you. Second, please keep in mind that not every resource is available electronically and for libraries acquiring electronic resources is rarely as simple as buying something like a Kindle book. 

Archives Availability

In order to mitigate the risk of exposure to COVID-19 for our students, faculty and staff, the Archives and Special Collections are temporarily closed to all users.  Please see archives.sebts.edu for over 15,000 items of archival material available in digital format, or contact us at through email in order for us to serve you remotely. 

How to Request a Scanned Item