Franciscan School of Theology


The Franciscan School of Theology’s Theresa and Edward O’Toole Library focusses primarily on Franciscan thought and history. Our library is located adjacent to the Sacred Garden in the Mission quad and is open Monday- Friday from 10 am to 6:30 pm and Saturdays from 10 am – 2:00 pm. Use of the library is limited to students and faculty of FST.

Members of FST have full use of Copley Library at the University of San Diego. Items housed at Copley Library may be requested and checked out through the library at FST or in person at Copley library on the USD campus. Electronic resources are available through USD’s databases and journal subscriptions. Access to material housed at regional libraries is available through the Circuit, a consortium of libraries in the greater Southern California area. Interlibrary loan services are also available.

library links

FST Research Guide for Theological Study
USD Copley Library
Interlibrary Loan
San Diego Circuit Member Libraries

loan policy

FST students, faculty, and staff may check out library materials for a period of 14 days. USD material requested from USD may be checked out for a period of 90 days. FST follows USD’s Fine and replacement policy if a book is returned late or lost. Please review the Copley Library loan policy regarding loan periods and fines.


Students, faculty, and staff may extend the loan period of borrowed materials by the length of the original loan period (i.e., 14 days). Renewal of FST material must be done at the reference desk in the FST Library. To avoid fines, borrowed materials must be renewed by the borrower on or before the due date. Commuters who cannot renew an item in person, please contact the FST library by phone or email to arrange for renewal.

In most cases you are sent a reminder notice shortly before the due date reminding you that your materials are coming due, but you are responsible for returning or renewing materials by the due date.

replacement Costs

FST follows USD’s replacement policy for lost library materials. Materials not returned to FST Library are billed at the cost the library incurs for replacement plus a $40 replacement fee. Patrons can get the replacement cost refunded if the material is returned and the late fine is paid. Borrowing privileges are suspended once a student accumulates $20 in fines.

maximum Limits

Students are limited to checking out a maximum of 10 items at any given time.

maintaining a study atmosphere in the library

Please turn your mobile phones to mute before entering the library and restrict any talking to necessary comments, so as not to disturb the study of others. Quiet conversation is permitted only in the front of the library where the reference desk and copy machine are located. All other areas of the library are considered quiet zones.


Monday – Friday, 10:00 am – 6:30 pm

Saturday, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm


Carl Adkins
760-547-1800 ext 231

Franciscan Resource Center
Franciscan School of Theology
4050 Mission Avenue
Oceanside, CA 92057