Using BGST Library

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Using the library


Current serials are housed at Level 2 (next to the loan and point-of-sales (POS) counters) and bound serials at Level 1 (near the standing Online-Public-Access-Catalogue (OPAC)). Current serials are the latest issues of a particular journal. Completed issues making up a volume or two will usually be sent for binding. The completed bound volume will be kept in the bound serial area, which is shelved in alphabetical order. Signs with the serial listing are displayed in the bound serial area to assist you in locating the title of the journal.

We currently subscribe to a total of over 30 serial titles in print format. 27 serial titles, which have either ceased publication or we have stopped subscribing to them, are located at the bound serial area. On top of this print collection, we have an additional 219 online full-text titles.

We are pleased to announce that BGST has become a co-owner of the Digital Theological Library (DTL) from 1 Jul 2019.

Through this annual subscription service, students can have access to more than 600,000 books, 60 million articles and 21,000 journals. To visit the DTL, see

Locating Serials

Serial titles, volumes and issues are searchable from the BGST search catalogue here.

If you are unable to find a serial through our BGST resources, you may check their availability at other theological schools here

Using Your Library Card

Once you have your library card, you can borrow from our collection of thousands of resources.

To loan an item from our physical library, choose your items and bring them to the BGST Library counter. Simply scan your library card and then your items.

To renew an item

  1. Go to WebOPAC
  2. Click on “Loan Activities” on the left
  3. Key in your Member ID
    • If you do not have a password:
    • Click “Logon”.
    • You will be brought to a “Change Password” page.
    • Please change your password and “Logon”.
  4. Go to “Loan Activities” on the left.
  5. Click “Renew” for the item(s) you want to renew.
  6. A new window will appear to state that your items were renewed.

What else can i do on webopac?

You may also:

  • Check your loan status (e.g. the title of the items borrowed and the due date)
  • Reserve an item that is currently on loan by someone else.
  • Save your searched books using the Treasure Chest function and retrieve this list at any time.

Loan Policy

Loan Duration Fines Remarks
First Loan 14 Days 30 cents / day No recall
Second to fifthe renewal 14 Days 30 cents / day Recall will be activated if the item is required by another patron.

Overdue and Damage Fees

  • Overdue Fees Lost/Damaged Fees
  • 30 cents/day per item Replacement charges and a $10 processing fee will be issued for lost or broken materials, highlighted or otherwise defaced books, water damage, failure to return materials, etc.
*Kindly note that an individual who damages multiple items may no longer be allowed to use the library and its facilities.