The Lanier Theological Library is a private research library resource for students and scholars of the Bible.
Within the library, you will find a comprehensive collection of books, periodicals, historical documents and artifacts with topics ranging from Church History and Biblical Studies to Egyptology and Linguistics. The LTL regularly hosts events with noted authors, guest lecturers and researchers of academic and spiritual interest. Click here for a map of the library and an information sheet.
Q: Is the library open to everyone?
A: We are a private library open only to our patrons. We welcome scholars, academicians, clergy, and students to become patrons of the LTL. On your initial visit, please register in the staff office, see below. Because we are a private research library, children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult (1 adult for every 2 children) on registered tours only. Children are not allowed to stay while parents study. The chapel closes everyday at 5 pm.
Q: Is there a registration or enrollment process for patrons?
A: You are welcome on your first visit to do so as our guest. Upon your second visit, you will register with a photo ID and give your email address, phone, etc. After you have registered, on subsequent visits one of our staff members will only need to know your name for sign-in purposes. If you are here just for a tour, you do not have to register.
Q: When is the library open?
A: The library is open 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Monday – Friday, except for Tuesdays when we are open from 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. The chapel opens at 9:00 a.m. closes everyday at 5:00 p.m. on Monday - Friday.
Q: Do I need to make an appointment to visit the library?
A: Because we are a private library open only to our patrons, visits to the library are allowed only on approved tours or as a registered participant in a library event. To request a tour, please click here.
Q: Where is the library?
A: The library is located in Northwest Houston near the Willowbrook area. Click here for our location on Google Maps. Our physical address is:
Lanier Theological Library
14130 Hargrave Road
Houston TX 77070
Q: How do I enter the library?
A: Please come to the Falba Gate and use your cell phone to call the library’s main number, 281-477-8400. We will open the gate for you. You may park to the left after entering the gate.
Q: How can I see what books you have at the library?
A: Please click here to access our library catalog, which is a search engine for all the cataloged books in the library. We always have more books which have not been cataloged yet.
Q: May I check books out of the library?
A: No, all books must remain in the library. Because we do not check out or loan books, we have two copiers with scanners (see map). Please limit yourself to 10 copies per visit without special permission, but you can scan pages and take them with you on a flash drive. We can sell you a flash drive for $5.00.
Q: What do I do with my books when I’m finished with them?
A: Please put them on one of the gray, designated return carts.