Gateway to Service….. Engaging Minds, Transforming Lives

Welcome to Weis Library: Where Excellence Is Sustained

Weis Library supports the learning community of Washington Adventist University by providing information resources and services for students, faculty, and staff that sustain excellence in education and service.

Library Catalog | Find books, e-books, and other library resources.


Online Databases | Access academic databases and encyclopedias.


Discovery Service | Search the catalog and databases simultaneously.


Full-Text Finder | Obtain the full-text of online journals and magazines.


Research Guides | View guides to the library’s resources by subject.


Library Orientations | Learn about library resources and research tools.

What's New @ Weis Library

May 23 - New Religion Books is a bibliography of religion books recently acquired by the library and available for students, faculty, and staff to use or borrow.


May 9 - New Literature Books is a bibliography of literature books recently acquired by the library and available for students, faculty, and staff to use or borrow.


April 23 - Library Resources for Online Students and Faculty is a research guide on obtaining access to the library's electronic resources for online users.


April 3 - David Jones: Engraver, Soldier, Painter, Poet is an exhibit of books by and about David Jones to mark the publication of a biography of Jones by Thomas Dilworth.


March 31 - New Music Books is a bibliography of music books recently acquired by the library and available for students, faculty, and staff to use or borrow.


Don Essex is the Director of Weis Library
Don Essex is the Director of Weis Library

Recommended Resource

Films On Demand is a streaming video service that provides access to a collection of more than 22,000 educational films from over 700 producers. The videos may be watched in segments or in their entirety.


The subjects covered include art, biology, business, communication, education, health, history, languages, literature, mathematics, medicine, music, philosophy, religion, political science, psychology, physical sciences, technology, and more.


The library will be closed on Monday, May 29 in observance of Memorial Day.

Contact Information

Theofield G. Weis Library

Washington Adventist University

7600 Flower Avenue

Takoma Park, MD 20912

Phone: 301-891-4217

Fax: 301 - 891-4204



Summer Hours 

Weis Library

Sunday - Closed

Monday - 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Tuesday - 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Wednesday - 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Thursday - 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Friday - 9:00 am to Noon

Saturday - Closed


Music Library 

Sunday - Closed

Monday - Closed

Tuesday - Closed

Wednesday - Closed

Thursday - Closed

Friday - Closed

Saturday - Closed


Library Departments

Access Services: 301-891-4223

Acquisitions: 301-891-4218

Cataloging: 301-891-4221

Circulation Desk: 301-891-4220

Director: 301-891-4222

Information Desk: 301-891-4217

Serials: 301-891-4216


Library Staff

Don Essex

Library Director

301-891-4222 |


Kathy Hecht

Serials Technician

301-891-4216 |


Genevieve Singh


301-891-4221 |


Deborah Szasz

Acquisitions Technician

301-891-4218 |