Digital Theological Library (DTL)

The Digital Theological Library (DTL) is available to all current United students, staff, and faculty. Patrons can access the DTL catalog homepage through the following website: libguides.thedtl.org

About DTL

In February 2020, United Theological Seminary made the decision to join the Digital Theological Library (DTL), which was formed as a non-profit 501(c)3 in January 2016 and currently consists of forty member libraries around the country and around the world. The DTL’s mission is “increased digital access at decreased costs” and provides its member libraries with access to:

  • Over 620,000 eBooks
  • Over 170 databases (including all ProQuest, JSTOR, and Project Muse databases in religious studies)
  • Over 35,000 online journal title
  • Over 60 million full-text, peer-reviewed articles
  • Over 100,000 musical scores
  • Over 70,000 films and videos

Several non-English language databases, including ones in Chinese, Korean, German, French, and Spanish, are available through DTL. DTL also provides member libraries with both Interlibrary Loan (ILL) and Controlled Digital Lending (CDL) services, making online access to nearly any resource available (whether digitally or in print) possible for DTL patrons.

Patrons experiencing problems accessing DTL resources should contact the Director of the Library, Ken Cochrane (email: [email protected]; phone: 937.529.2290) for assistance. Please do not contact DTL staff directly.

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