Bishop Payne Library

Catalog & Electronic Resources

Library Catalog

Enter the library catalog by clicking here:
Virginia Theological Seminary Library Catalog.

Online databases are available to registered students and faculty through Electronic Resources (see links below, on this page).

If you need assistance in obtaining materials via interlibrary loan, please contact Karen Madigan, Public Services Librarian (contact information in the sidebar to the right).

Electronic Resources

The following search services are available to VTS faculty, staff and currently registered students with a valid library card.

OCLC WorldCat, Ebsco Theology - Religion and Psychology, Catholic Periodical Index, New Testament Abstracts, Old Testament Abstracts, ProQuest Religion, Oxford Bibliographies (Biblical Studies), Oxford English Dictionary, Digital Karl Barth, Oxford Music Online, African American Studies Center, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Refworks, Chicago Manual of Style and the Encyclopaedia Britannica Online are now available through the Bishop Payne Library Catalog Electronic Resources pages.

Bishop Payne Library has made some eresource subscriptions available for alumni use.

Click here for freely available electronic resources accessible to anyone on the Internet.

Contact Us

For assistance with reference queries and help finding information, contact Karen Madigan, Public Services Librarian, at the library at 703-461-1733 or

For technical assistance with the library catalog, contact Cindy Harper at the library at 703-461-1794 or
To search all library website pages:
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