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"Diuine and Miraculous Inuention"

16th Century Printers and Their Marks

Rare Book Room Open House
October 29   12-3 PM

Writing Help in the Library on Thursday Evenings

Do you need help improving your writing? Not sure how to cite your sources? The Writing Center is a great campus resource for help with many kinds of writing issues.

The Center is located in Northwestern Hall, but on Thursday evenings you'll find it in the library.  Peter Susag, Associate Director of the Writing Center, will hold office hours in our group study room on Thursdays from 5-8 pm.  For more information on the services offered by the Writing Center, visit  And to experience those services on a Thursday evening, visit the library!

New Database: Luther's Works & Sermons (online)

Luther's Works OnlineOur most recent electronic text purchase is now available online. Please explore the Past Masters collection of Luther's Works and Sermons. This 55-volume set of Luther's Works was published jointly by Fortress Press and Concordia Publishing House in 1957.

Navigation is on the left side of the screen. Use + or - to expand or collapse the book sections.

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 Bruce Eldevik explains features of this new electronic text in his October 1, 2015: Luther's works: Online! (library) Tech Talk.


New Digital Resource—The Loeb Classical Library

The Logo of the Loeb Classical Library, featuring Athena, goddess of wisdom, and Nike, goddess of victory.Digital Loeb Classical Library

The library now offers the Loeb Classical Library in digital format, accessible on and off-campus. Over 520 volumes of Latin, Greek, and English texts are available in a fully searchable, virtual library that includes epic and lyric poetry; tragedy and comedy; history, travel, philosophy, oratory; Church Fathers and much more.

Research & Resources —> Electronic Texts —> Digital Loeb Classical Library

Jennie Bartholomew explores features in the Loeb Classical Library in this October 1 Tech Talk:

ATLA Reciprocal Borrowing Program!

If you are a Luther student who is studying from a distance, we have some great news for you!  You are now eligible to use the libraries of quite a few other theological schools around the country, due to a new reciprocal borrowing agreement between members of the American Theological Library Association.  

Here's how it works: you present proof of your current enrollment to a participating library, and agree to abide by their borrowing policies.  They may contact us to make sure you are in good standing here before they issue you a card.

For a list of participating schools and libraries, check this page.

Luther Seminary Library also welcomes students from participating libraries to borrow here.  See our borrowing policies for details and contact Karen Alexander (651-641-3301, with questions.

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