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Welcome to United Lutheran Seminary's Library Website!

We hope that we can help you in all your research needs.

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 ).

Library Covid-19 Information

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

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.

Check Out Our new Books

New eBooks

ULS eResources

Cluster eResources

New books at A.R. Wentz Library Gettysburg

Books published since 2017, sorted with newest additions first for the Gettysburg Branch can be found at this weblink:

New Gettysburg Books

New books at Krauth Memorial Library Philadelphia

Books published since 2017, sorted with newest additions first for the Philadelphia Branch can be found at this weblink:

New Philadelphia Books

Collection Development Policy:

The Collection Development Policy of the ULS Library can be downloaded at the link below:

Collection Development Policy

Archives at ULS

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 above. 

ULS Writing Center

The Writing Center provides research assistance, writing skills development, editorial assistance, and more. Contact us at to schedule an appointment which we will schedule within five business days. Please include in your email the assignment or paper prompt. We will review up to ten pages of text per assignment. For more information, go to

Library Hours

Summer 2023 Hours:


Monday - Friday 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Closed Saturday and Sunday

NOTE: Gettysburg library closed Wednesday, June 1st.


Monday - Friday 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Closed Saturday and Sunday

Library Closed:

Monday, May 29th 

Friday, June 16th 

Tuesday, July 4th

Monday, September 4th

Contact Us

Krauth Memorial Branch
7301 Germantown Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19119
Wentz Memorial Branch
61 Seminary Ridge
Gettysburg, PA 17325

United Lutheran Seminary - Gettysburg | 61 Seminary Ridge | Gettysburg, PA 17325
United Lutheran Seminary - Philadelphia | 7301 Germantown Ave | Philadelphia, PA 19119
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