Circulation

The search box on the home page and above is a keyword search that includes books, videos, and other physical items at Augsburg and Luther Seminary as well as many articles that Augsburg has in full text. To search for a phrase, put “quotes” around your phrase. Note that the following searches will all yield different results:

To search for a single word: Luther
To search for a phrase: “Luther’s Table Talk”
To search for two or more words: Luther’s Table Talk

If you need to search by title, author, or other special field, go to the advanced search

If you need to search for articles that we don’t have in full text, use the Research Guides or Databases A-Z to search a subject specific database.

Location codes

When looking at a book record in the catalog, any location that begins with “AUG” is in Lindell Library.

Requesting Books

You can request books from the other libraries by clicking on the “Request Item” button in the book record. In most cases, requested books will be delivered to Augsburg within a week.

If you have any problems requesting books, contact the Research Desk at 612-330-1604.

Checking out

Your Augsburg ID must be registered in the library’s online system before you can use many library services. ID cards are made at the Circulation Desk on the Street level of the library. An Augsburg ID does not entitle you to check out materials from other libraries, you will need to request those materials through Interlibrary Loan.

Augsburg alumni can apply for a “Lindell Library Borrowing Card” at the Street Level Circulation Desk.

Overdues

You are responsible for the timely return of all material borrowed on your ID, whether or not you receive any reminder of overdue notices from the library. Loan periods vary, so be certain you understand the due date for all material at the time of check-out. If the due date changes, we will contact you at your AugNet e-mail address.

The library sytem will send reminder notices of overdue material each week that the item is overdue to your AugNet e-mail account. If the item is eligible for renewal and you want to renew it, choose one of the methods for renewing the item outlined in the email.

Four weeks after the due date, books are considered lost and subject to billing for replacement. The overdue and billing process is accelerated for items with shorter checkout periods. The minimum replacement charge for all items is $65, including a nonrefundable processing fee. All replacement bills are referred to the Business Office, and appear on your monthly fee statement. All correspondence about the overdue and billing process take place via email.

Departments are financially responsible for materials checked out by their faculty members, and department chairs may be notified of materials that need to be billed.

Finding something besides a book

This search will also find CDs and videos, but you may want to use one of the specialized searches to limit to videos or music.

Library Hours

April 17-22

Mon-Thu: 7:45-12
Fri: 7:45-10
Sat: 10-6
Sun: 2-12

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