Concordia Seminary Library

Concordia Seminary is home to one of the top theological libraries in the United States — the second largest Lutheran library in North America, in fact. This essential component of rich academic life supports a robust environment of teaching, learning and theological research. In addition, our library houses more than 6,000 volumes in our rare book collection, including composer J.S. Bach’s personal, annotated Bible.

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Library Hours

Monday – Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Saturday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m

Sunday 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Hours are subject to change. Always check the calendar for current hours.

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Library Research Guides Concordia Seminary

Library Research Guides

Learn about loan periods, interlibrary loans, extension services, access to resources, alumni privileges and more.

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Browse research and scholarship from our libraries, selected and deposited by individual departments and centers on campus.

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Library History at Concordia Seminary

Library History

The Concordia Seminary library, located in Ludwig E. Fuerbringer Hall, traces its origins to 1839, when the original instructors in the Perry County log cabin used their personal libraries in the teaching of students.

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Concordia Theology

Concordia Theology

The Concordia Seminary faculty maintain a series of blogs designed to inspire the vigorous life of the mind in service to the Gospel.

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Reformation Resources at Concordia Library

Reformation Resources

The Concordia Seminary library houses a world-class collection of primary and secondary resources on the Lutheran Reformation, including thousands of 16th- to 18th-century publications, microforms of primary sources and specialized reference works on the era, its major and minor figures, and their writings.

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