United Gives Back

Contact: [email protected]

Your relationship with United Theological Seminary doesn’t have to end when you graduate. Every graduate of United or one of our predecessor schools, Bonebrake Theological Seminary or the Evangelical School of Theology, is a lifetime member of our Alumni/ae Association, and each graduate is important to us.

Here are just a few of the benefits of being a United alumnus/a:

  • Discounts to all United sponsored conferences and lectures
  • 50% discount to audit any graduate level class with approval of instructor ($250 per class)
  • Support through the ministry of prayer – submit requests to [email protected]
  • Access to the DTL Seminary Bookshelf (for a discounted cost of $7.50 per month with special discount code – contact [email protected] for more information)
  • Access to ProQuest Religion Database – contact [email protected] for access


The Seminary Bookshelf is a comprehensive research library in religious studies.  It is designed to provide religious professionals with a research library to support their personal growth and professional development.  A unique resource, it provides members with access to a world class research library in religious studies of over 1,300,000 ebooks (over 850,000 ebooks from the last 25 years, over 400,000 ebooks from the last 10 years and over 125,000 ebooks from the last 5 years).

The Seminary Bookshelf was created by a group of about 70 seminaries worldwide to mirror the volumes which they own in their local libraries. The library is curated with ministers, chaplains, preachers, priests, rabbis, imams and other working religious professionals in mind. The collections have tremendous breadth and depth in Biblical studies, theology, leadership, ministry, practical theology, history, counseling, pastoral care and philosophy.  The books are chosen by seminary professors and curated by professional theological librarians.

The Seminary Bookshelf is owned by the Digital Theological Library.

You can search the library to discover its holdings without fee or obligation (see this link). You will need to become a member of the library in order to download the content.

Individual memberships are $10/monthly (or $7.50/monthly for United alums; contact Director of the Library, Ken Cochrane for discount code at [email protected]). Click here to learn more about how to become a member.

Want a free 7 day trial? Use discount code: oneweekfree

Please Note:

  • Only patrons residing in North America will be eligible for DTLSB membership; this is because of the way ProQuest’s international licensing restrictions work.
  • Current United staff, faculty, and/or students re-enrolling in another United degree program after graduation need not apply for DTLSB access, as these patrons retain access to the regular DTL catalog.

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