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Bishop Payne Library
Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm


Using the Library

Guides to using the library for students, alumni, and visiting researchers. Learn how to make the most of the library by exploring the catalog, viewing instructional videos, and discovering all the ways the library can support your research.

Research Guides

We’re here to help. Librarians have created research guides for a variety of topics, all designed to jumpstart your research project. These guides recommend suggested starting points and offer pathways for further research.

Exegesis Resources

A guide for students and researchers interpreting biblical texts. This guide includes original language resources, exegetical tools, and guidance on exploring scholarly commentary and interpretation. Learn how to dive deeper into the text and discover resources for interpretation.

Archives & Special Collections

The Archives and African American Episcopal Historical Collection (AAEHC) are open for research. The Rare Books collection includes the history of the printed Bible, the development of books of common prayer, and the theology, history, and liturgy of Anglicanism.

BPL Happenings

Bishop Payne Library

Hours of Operation
Sunday: CLOSED
Monday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday: CLOSED
Address: Mailing: 3737 Seminary Road; Street: 3640 Bishop Walker Circle, Alexandria, VA, US, 22304
Phone: 703.461.1733 (Circulation Desk)

View the library's visitor policies.

July 5 - August 11:

Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday: Closed

August 11 - August 30:

Monday - Thursday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday & Saturday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday: 2:00 pm - 9:00 pm