The Library has reopened as of February 28.
MASKS are optional in the ULS Library. As always, the Library’s 40,000 ebooks and multiple research databases remain fully accessible to ULS students, faculty, and staff from their homes. Users can continue to request print books and article scans from the Library staff by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Check out the Library COVID-19 Information page for further details. We continue to offer books by mail and article scanning upon request to all users, regardless of distance from campus.
If you know the name of the database you would like to use, click here to see an A-Z list of all available databases ULS subscribes to. Otherwise, look to the left for a list of key databases.
Listed on the left, you can find the tools we recommend for research in various subject areas. Eventually, each guide will have a short description of the kinds of information accessible to you, a few key starting points, and a list of all relevant databases and websites to your topic.
The ULS library provides joint library services to seminary students at Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary through the Eastern Cluster of Lutheran Seminaries. A wealth of resources are available to all our users; even without LTSS, the library is one of the largest independent seminary libraries in the United States, with over 380,000 volumes available to researchers and an additional 123,000 available at Southern. We are slowly growing our digital collections, with over 30,000 purchased ebooks for students, faculty, and staff and 57,000 open access and out of copyright ebooks available to the public in our Book Catalog . In addition, the library provides access to over 1,700 ejournals through ATLASerials Religion PLUS and JSTOR for current research and over 5,000 historic journals in electronic format(American Antiquarian Society Periodicals, 1684-1912 and Accessible Archives ).
Books published since 2017, sorted with newest additions first for the Gettysburg Branch can be found at this weblink:
Books published since 2017, sorted with newest additions first for the Philadelphia Branch can be found at this weblink:
The Collection Development Policy of the ULS Library can be downloaded at the link below:
The United Lutheran Seminary Library contains two major archives: The ELCA Region 8 Archives and the Seminary Archives.
Both of these archives are held in the A.R. Wentz Branch of the United Lutheran Seminary Library in Gettysburg, PA. Please see the tabs above for more information.
For more information follow the link below:
The ULS Library offers writing assistance for ULS students through our Writing Center.
The Writing Center provides self-help resources in addition to direct assistance from one of our writing tutors.
Follow the link below to find out more: