Construction will consist of two major parts: modernization of the elevator in the library stacks and addition of a new elevator to service the main floors of Gullixson Hall. Construction is scheduled to begin after commencement around May 19, with hopes of completion by early fall. With the additional elevator, new accessible restroom, and other modifications, the seminary is addressing long-held accessibility concerns in Gullixson Hall.
Construction equipment and supplies may occupy a portion of the parking lot and, for a period of time, access may be limited to the south entrance. Construction noise, loudest during the initial demolition, will discourage most classes and other events from occurring in Gullixson over the summer months. The library plans to remain open although we may have to occasionally adjust our hours to accommodate construction activities.
Records from the Reformation Research Library, North America's most extensive collections of sixteenth century imprints in microform, have been added to our new library catalog.
Since 1986, Luther Seminary's Reformation Research Program has been building this collection of over 42,000 titles to meet the needs of researchers.
Thanks especially to Mary Ann Teske who spent countless hours doing some final cleanup as well as Ted Wilder, Director of the Office of Technology and Dr. Mary Jane Haemig, Director of the Reformation Research Program for working with the library to make this project possible.
This week marks another milestone and set of transitions for our library catalog system which is available from the search box on our website
or directly at
1) All of our data has migrated to the new catalog. However, some of the most recent transactions (checkins and checkouts) have yet to be reflected in the new catalog. We plan to fully update these transactions in the new catalog by Monday, October 29th.
2) While the login will eventually be integrated with MyLutherNet, currently you can login to your library catalog account at
by clicking on set/reset password and entering your barcode (which will generate an email to you).
3) By Monday, October 29th, we will have updated the transactions and policies so that you can login into your account to check due dates, renew books, place holds, and directly recall books that are checked out
Luther Seminary Library is now receiving book donations (again) to support the work of the Theological Book Network. Their mission is to provide "theological resources for the formation of leaders called to serve the global church." This work continues the spirit of the Lutheran International Library Assistance Project (LILAP), a former ministry of the Luther Seminary Library and Global Mission Institute.
While our new library catalog is a great improvement and we encourage you to use it, a subset of books don't properly display call number and availability information. For these titles, please use MARTIN (our previous catalog) or ask a library staff member. We apologize for any inconvience.