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My Library Account

View your Library Account Online

Check due dates, holds & fine information, renew items before they become overdue. Click on My Library Account in the library catalog. Click on the set/reset password link and enter your 14-digit barcode number. This will generate an email to you so that you can set your password.

Holds & Recalls

All borrowers may put a hold on an item directly through the library catalog. If you have any difficulties, call the circulation desk by phone: 651-641-3447 or email: Requested items are eligible for recall after 4 weeks (unless needed for course reserves). Recalled items must be returned promptly.

Interlibrary Loan

Current faculty, staff and students:
We will borrow items from other libraries if we don't have an item you are looking for. Let us know what you need.

Publication request form

Mailing & Returns

Borrowing via U.S. Mail: We mail library materials to borrowers outside the 7-county metro area via the U.S. Postal Service. Contact the circulation desk (651-641-3447, or Items are mailed at book rate, postage reimbursement requested.

Returns: Return items to the circulation desk or in the book drop in front of Gullixson Hall.  Items may also be returned by mail to Luther Seminary Library, 2481 Como Ave., St. Paul, MN 55108


    General Borrowing Policies

    Lost Items: Report lost items to the library. Unless reported, fines will continue to accumulate. Borrowers are expected to pay for lost or damaged materials ($35 replacement charge plus a $10.00 service charge per item). If a lost item is then found and returned promptly, all but the service charge will be waived.

    Suspension of Privileges:  Borrowing privileges will be temporarily suspended in the event of overdue items, fines in excess of $5.00, or lost items. Borrowing privileges resume as soon as the account is cleared.

    MTLA (Minnesota Theological Library Association)

    Luther Seminary students have direct access to more than a half million volumes through the libraries of the Minnesota Consortium of Theological Schools:

    • Bethel Seminary Library
    • Ireland Library of the Saint Paul Seminary (University of St. Thomas)
    • Spencer Library at United Theological Seminary

    Simply present your Luther Seminary ID card at these libraries to check out books directly.

    Student from the above schools may borrow Luther Seminary library materials in person, by presenting a student ID card, or through your school's interlibrary loan service.



      Non-Circulating Material: The following items may be used only within the library.

      • Reference materials (identified by 'Ref.' after the call number)
      • Journals & magazines (both current and bound back issues)
      • Special Collections materials (identified by 'Vault' after the call number)

        New Extension Borrower Policy!

        Extension Borrowers:
        NEW POLICY! Anyone may apply to become an extension borrower. The annual charge is $50. To open an account, please fill out this online form or stop by the library 8am–5pm, Monday through Friday. (Directions)  651-641-3447 (8-5, M-F) or

        Borrower registration form

        If I don’t have borrowing privileges, can I still use the library? Yes, you are welcome to use our resources here in the library and to take advantage of our reference services.


          Alumni Borrowing

          The $50 annual borrowing fee is waived for Luther Seminary alumni. If you have not borrowed since your graduation, please contact the circulation desk (651-641-3447 or to see if we still have a record of your account. New accounts can be set up 8-5, Monday through Friday.


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