The library enhances the mission of Phillips Theological Seminary to cultivate vital communities, vital conversations, and the public good by providing resources and services that support the work and interests of the faulty, the students of Phillips, and the larger public. Our library collections comprise holdings of approximately 100,000 items, making it the largest graduate theological library in the region extending from Dallas to Kansas City & St. Louis to Denver. It serves as an important resource for theological students, religious professionals & researchers in the Oklahoma area.

All library users have access to numerous free and open access databases listed in our A-Z Database List. Any database with a green lock icon (Free Resource) is available for anyone to use. Any database with a red lock icon (PTS Students/Faculty/Staff and MTP Students) can be accessed by the public from an on-campus library computer.

Library Services for the Public

Faculty Bibliographies

The Faculty Bibliographies from 2019, 2020, and 2021 are all available digitally. The guides also include a PDF of the bibliography that can either be downloaded or read in your browser.

Remind & Renew Bibliographies

The Remind & Renew Bibliographies from 2019, 2020, and 2021 are all available digitally. The guides also include a PDF of the bibliography that can either be downloaded or read in your browser.

Online Exhibits

The library currently has two online exhibits – the Remind & Renew 2021 exhibit and Resources in Times of Protest.

The Remind & Renew 2021 Exhibit, Memorials of Pain, presents books that preserve the horrendous evidence of traumas experienced by people of color. The history of racism within the United States was documented by the means of print, illustrations, and photography. Though this digital exhibit is not easy to view, and the evidence displayed is distressing to acknowledge, the opinion of the curators of this exhibit is that the contents must be seen so that the history of this abuse is not forgotten or ignored.

Resources in Times of Protest includes a small mix of resources that offer understanding, comfort, and hope through action. The majority of titles represent leading voices of people of color.