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Technology Access

Computer Access

We have one computer dedicated to those needing assistive technology. We have both a regular and an enlarged keyboard with finger shield. Please let the library staff know if you require other hardware options. This computer has access to all library databases, the internet, Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, etc.) BibleWorks, and EndNote software.

Low Vision

For low-vision patrons we have Kurzweil and ZoomText software. We can load other software per your requirements.

Electronic Print Magnifier

Magnifies any print item (may be handwritten) up to 45-60 times its original size and projects it on a TV screen.

Physical Access • ADA

Access • ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act)

The Luther Seminary library staff will do all we can to provide access to our library and resources. We support the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Our building and elevator conform to code at this time. Our services (e.g., loan periods) can be adjusted to meet your needs. Be sure to contact us in advance, 651-641-3447, if you plan to visit. We look forward to answering your questions and assisting you.


There are parking places reserved for drivers with disabilities in the Luther Seminary parking lot to the south of Gullixson Hall. Enter from Luther Place, located just off Como Avenue, across from St. Anthony Park Lutheran Church.

Elevator Access to Library — 2nd Floor Gullixson Hall

The library entrance is on the second floor of Gullixson Hall. The library can be accessed by either staircase or our new building elevator. If you are in a wheelchair or unable to climb stairs, enter Gullixson Hall on the ground level from the parking lot. There are two sets of doors with automatic door openers.

Book Stacks Access

The elevator inside the library book stacks has been refurbished. When you visit the library we will help you locate materials on high shelves.


Family Use: 1st Floor; Men: Ground Floor, 2nd Floor; Women: Ground Floor, Third Floor.


Most wheelchairs will fit between the aisles in the book stacks. Library staff will help you retrieve books on out-of-reach shelves.

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