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Sexual Violence Awareness Week (SVAW) April 4-8

What do you know about sexual violence and its after effects?

What skills and knowledge do you need to respond to this threat to world health?

Check out a new guide we've created to help you better understand and respond to sexual violence: Library Guide: Sexual Violence Awareness, and please let us know if you have resources to recommend.

This week (April 4-8) take part in some of the special activities a team of Luther Seminary students, faculty and staff have developed. Our goal is to help our community become more aware and respond effectively and compassionately.


The National Sexual Violence Resource Center notes that "rape, sexual assault, and sexual harassment harm our community, and statistics show one in five women and one in 71 men will be raped at some point in their lives (Black et al., 2011)...Child sexual abuse prevention must be a priority to confront the reality that one in six boys and one in four girls will experience a sexual assault before age 18 (Dube et al., 2005). Young people experience heightened rates of sexual violence, and youth ages 12-17 were 2.5 times as likely to be victims of rape or sexual assault (Snyder & Sickmund, 2006)."

New Electronic Text: The Works of Saint Augustine

The library is pleased to announce the acquisition of  an electronic version of The Works of Saint Augustine, edited by Boniface Ramsey, from New City Press.

The first complete translation of the works of Saint Augustine in the fourth release contains 41 volumes of the 50-volume printed series including Confessions, Letters, Sermons, The City of God, and much more. Sections of this online resource include page number references to the printed version.


New Online Trial of Bloomsbury Collections

Explore the Bloomsbury Collections with trial access to over 4,000 eBook titles from: Continuum, T&T Clark, Bristol Classical Press, Berg, and more. 

We especially encourage you to explore the following: 

If you would like to explore other collections add this prefix to the URL:  
Contact Jennie Bartholomew if you have questions or access problems.

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"Discovering Resources for Bible Study"

Check out our recently updated Discovering Resources for Bible Study where you will find suggestions for print and online resources available through the library.

A complete list of online library guides is available here.

Library Closed February 6-7

Please Note: The library will be closed the weekend of Feb. 6-7 due to the break between January Term and Spring Semester. Regular hours will resume Monday, February 8.

Library hours

January-February 4, 2018
Monday–Thurs.: 7:45am–10:00pm
Friday: 7:45am –5:00pm
Saturday: 1:00–5:00pm
Sunday: 6:00–10:00pm
February 1-2: 8am–5:00pm
February 3 & 4: Closed

February 5–March 28: regular hours resume
March 29: 8:00am-5:00pm

March 30-April 2: Closed

April 3-May 15:
Monday–Thurs.: 7:45am–10:00pm
Friday: 7:45am –5:00pm
Saturday: 1:00–5:00pm
Sunday: 6:00–10:00pm

May 16-18: 8:00am–5:00pm

May 19 &20: Closed

May 21–25
Monday–Fri.: 8:00am–5:00pm
Saturday & Sunday: Closed
Monday, May 28: Closed

May 29-31: 8:00am-5:00pm