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SSU's Elizabeth V. Kilbourne Library is a comprehensive online research library accessible anytime, anywhere.

SSU students have access to the Digital Theological Library (DTL2) through the Elizabeth V. Kilbourne Library at St. Stephen's University. While strongest in religious studies, it is a comprehensive research library that fulfills the needs of students who are studying Theology & Culture, Peace & Justice, and Reconciliation Studies at SSU.

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The Digital Theological Library is a co-owned, born-digital library of religious and theological studies, with excellent collections in other disciplines that make up SSU's programs, including peace and justice and reconciliation studies. The mission of the DTL2 is to support the library resource needs for scholars and students of religion. The DTL2 is member-funded, nonprofit corporation whose mission is entirely non-commercial. All assets of the DTL2 are permanently and irrevocably dedicated to charity.


The DTL2 is a world-class research library that includes the following:


  • 1.4+ million ebooks

  • 61,000+ journals

  • 104 million indexed articles

  • 119+ databases

  • 30+ subject guides


With an annual acquisitions budget of over 1 million dollars, the collections of DTL2 are constantly growing as are our databases and subject guides.


Highlights of the DTL2 collection include the following:


  • Every Bible Commentary that is available digitally;

  • All of JSTOR, Project Muse, and ProQuest;

  • PsychBOOKS, PyschArticles, PyschInfo,;

  • Loeb Classical Library, Naxos Music, Patrologia Latina, Philosophy Document Center;

  • All ebook titles in recent religious studies from Duke, Harvard, de Gruyter, Cambridge University Press, Bloomsbury, and Taylor & Francis;

  • Major collections from Brill, Fortress, Zondervan, Eerdmans, Baker, University of Chicago, Yale, & Peeters among others;

  • Non-English databases in Chinese, Korean, German, Spanish, and French;

  • Acquisition contracts with Gale, Wiley, Rittenhouse, Ebsco, ProQuest, Sage, Springer and others.


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Elizabeth V. Kilbourne | B.A., M.L.I.S


The Library of St. Stephen's University is named after Librarian Emerita, Elizabeth V. Kilbourne (B.A., M.L.I.S.), who served as the librarian of SSU for nearly two decades until her retirement in 2010. Her exemplary commitment to SSU has been characterized by pioneering efforts to professionalize the University’s library, to affirm and accommodate the research interests of students and faculty, and with humility and integrity to model for the entire University community her deep faith and dedication to advancing the mission of St. Stephen’s University "to prepare people, through academic, personal, and spiritual development, for a life of justice, beauty, and compassion, enabling a humble, creative engagement with their world."

Elizabeth V. Kilbourne
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