Our library has many of the qualities of a beloved sports team. We have heart. We have staying power. We have dedicated players. We have local fans—Luther students, staff & faculty, the libraries in our consortium (CLIC libraries and metro theological schools)—ands fans throughout the United States. The mailroom staff can testify to the latter; they haul a lot of the books we mail out to students and other libraries. We also have depth and breadth on our bench. This is true of the staff, also true of our collections (255,000+ books, 570+ periodical titles).
Part of our depth and breadth can be seen in the six floors of book stacks, the bulk of our collection. The other two floors (Levels 1 and 2) hold decades of issues from our extremely fine periodical collection. If you want to dive into a subject and hear diverse opinions on a topic we recommend that you look at what the periodical literature has to say.
The most current issues of our print titles can be found in our periodical room, where we have comfy chairs and the table with 10 public-access computers.
If you’re more digitally oriented, we provide access to periodical literature through our online databases. Good articles can be found in several places. You can read the latest in Time, Tennis, or the Harvard Women’s Health Watch (Look in the A-Z list). For solid peer-reviewed academic literature, search the ATLA Religion Database or Academic Search Premier.
Our website also features direct links to Caring Connections, a Lutheran journal for pastoral care and counseling, the ELCA’s Journal of Lutheran Ethics and Word & World. We will be adding more electronic titles this fall; stay tuned.
We have breadth, we have depth. Come explore our periodicals.