About Turpin Library Resources and Services

Turpin Library is a private library owned and operated by Dallas Theological Seminary. The mission of the library is to assist DTS faculty and students in their teaching, learning, research, and course-related ministry, by providing information resources, reference assistance, instruction in research methods, study facilities, and writing and media production resources.

Orientation for Newbies

General Collections and Facilities

Special Collections

General Services and Policies

Official policies and rules are outlined in House Rules. General services are as follows.

How to ask for help:

What is happening when:

Services we provide for you:

Rules and FAQ:

  • ** House Rules **. Public services policies and rules.
  • FAQ on operations and policies. Answers to questions about fines, renewals, noise, temperature, copiers, reserved carrels, closing time, missing books, group study rooms, and much more.