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Twentieth Century Religious Thought

Twentieth Century Religious Thought is our newest database. This collection includes materials related to key worldwide religious thinkers from the early 1900s until the turn of the 21st century. The collection reflects the increasingly global and pluralistic character of religious scholarship.

Reformation Research added to library catalog

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. 

New Reference e-Resources

The classical worlds of Greece and Rome, eighteenth-century German philosophers, Asian artists from ancient times to the present, all are represented in the form of new dictionaries and encyclopedias now available in the library's growing collection of online reference resources.  The new titles are:

  • The Oxford Companion to Classical Civilization

  • Dictionary of Eighteeth-Century German Philosophers

  • Benezit Dictionary of Asian Artists

Find them under Research & Resources, then click on Dictionaries and Encyclopedias to view the title list.

Library catalog update

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 by others (items are eligible for recall after 4 weeks).

4) The migration to our new library catalog remains a work in process over the rest of the semester as we complete configurations and sort out any data problems. Our previous catalog, MARTIN, remains available at but will become increasingly out of date. 

5) In case you haven't fully explored the new website and catalog, a helpful guide can be found at

We appreciate your patience and look forward to serving you better with this new system. Please let us know if you have problems or questions. 

Library Bytes in October

Bring your lunch and learn about library/archives resources on Tuesdays and Fridays from 11:30-12:20.  To see the schedule of presenters and topics, click here. All sessions are in the Olson Campus Center Seminar Room unless otherwise indicated.  


Library hours

Jan. 3–March 24
Mon–Thurs: 7:45am–10pm
Friday: 7:45am–5pm
Saturday: 1–5pm
Sunday: 6–10pm