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Bishop Payne Library


The library staff will assist you with requests for information about the library’s holdings and services, brief research assistance, and information on the selection and use of electronic databases and resources in theological research.

Reference assistance is available in person, by phone (703) 461-1733 or by email (paynelib@vts.edu).

This service is provided in support of academic research and is intended primarily for the students, faculty, staff, and alumni/ae of VTS. The Library staff will attempt to respond to inquiries by the end of the following business day. Bishop Payne Library reserves the right to limit responses to electronic requests.

When requesting assistance, please include the following information:

  • your name, address, telephone number 
  • your email address 
  • your affiliation with VTS or another educational institution 
  • the question that you have (please be as specific as possible)



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