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Instructional - Guide to the Booher Library for Southwest Students: Home


This informational guide about the Booher 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.

Temporary Location at the Deanery

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

Photo depicts the front of the Deanery, which is the temporary location of the library. It is a white house with four pillars out front. Photo credit: Keela Vaughn

How to Contact the Librarians

Have a question for the librarians? Please email us at

Photo depicts a place to sit in the Deanery, near the new book section in the sunroom on the second floor. 

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

Quick Link to Book Request Form

We will retrieve items for you from the Deanery shelves and the APTS library. Use the library's discovery tool, Seeker, to search for items. Once you find what you need, use this form to submit your request. Don't see what you need? Write us at and describe what you are looking for.

Library Staff

Alison Poage

Booher Library Director

Duane Carter

Booher Library Assistant Director and Electronic Resources Librarian

Marlon Patterson

Booher Library Access Services Librarian

Tommy Lim

Access Services Intern

Arlyn LaBelle

Access Services Intern

Booher Library Renovation

Photo depicts the library renovation on 5-23-2023. Photo credit: Alison Poage