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Instructional - Guide to the Library for Southwest Students: Home


This informational guide about the Library is a designed with Southwest students in mind. If you don't get your question answered here, please reach out to us at and we will be happy to help.

Grand Opening RSVP

You are cordially invited to join us on September 13, 2023 at 4pm for the Grand Opening of the Bishop Dena A. Harrison Library and New Learning Complex at Seminary of the Southwest 501 E. 32nd Street Austin, Texas 78702

Temporary Location at the Deanery

You may have noticed the Harrison Library is under construction. We have a temporary space set up just up the street known as the Deanery at 509 Rathervue Place.

Library Staff

Alison Poage

Library Director

Duane Carter

Assistant Library Director and Electronic Resources Librarian

Marlon Patterson

Access Services Librarian

Tommy Lim

Access Services Intern

Important Note About Hours of Operation

An important note to APTS and SSW students, faculty, and staff: The Deanery is available to you during "open" and "restricted" hours. During "restricted" hours, please ring the doorbell for access and be prepared to show your school ID. The door is locked during "restricted" hours for the safety of the library's staff and users. 

APTS = Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

SSW = Seminary of the Southwest

Hours of Operation


E-nnouncement is a digital update to keep you informed on what's new in the world of library electronic resources. Each issue includes a step-by-step instructional guide for the featured resource and links to past issues.

How to Contact the Librarians

Have a question for the librarians? Please email us at

A workspace for Southwest students and faculty in the sunroom in the Deanery.