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Instructional - Guide to the Library for Southwest Alumni: Home


This informational guide about the library is designed with Southwest alum 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.

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. Photo credit: Alison Poage

Important Note About Hours of Operation

An important note to Southwest alum: The Deanery is available to you during "open" and "restricted" hours. During "restricted" hours, please ring the doorbell for access and be prepared to identify yourself. The door is locked during "restricted" hours for the safety of the library's staff and users.

Hours of Operation

Quick Link to Book Request Form

If you live locally and can pick up items from the Harrison Library: we will retrieve items for you from 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

Library Director

Duane Carter

Assistant Library Director and Electronic Resources Librarian

Marlon Patterson

Access Services Librarian

Tommy Lim

Access Services Intern