University of Minnesota

Email | Chat | Phone | FAQ

Reciprocal Library Borrowing Privileges for Faculty: Minnesota Theological Library Association

for more information contact

Table of Contents:

All faculty of the University of Minnesota can eligible for free borrowing privileges from the seminary libraries in Minnesota, which are collectively known as the Minnesota Theological Library Association (MTLA). Faculty at the seminary libraries are also eligible for free borrowing privileges at the University of Minnesota Libraries. You are cordially requested to call ahead for the privilege and to learn of any requirements that will be asked of you; staff in the evenings and weekends, especially, may not be able to grant you borrowing privileges unless they know of your visit in advance.

Directions for Calling in Advance (Required)

The information below gives the phone numbers for each library.

Bethel Seminary Library (651) 638-6184
Luther Seminary Library (651) 641-3447
Alcuin Library, St. John's University (320) 363-2120
Archbishop Ireland Memorial Library at the St. Paul Seminary, University of St. Thomas (651) 962-5450
Spencer Library,
United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities
(651) 633-4311, ext. 142
University of Minnesota Libraries (612) 624-3383. You will be asked in Wilson Library (where the religious studies materials are normally kept) for a letter signifying current employment with your institution and an identification card with picture.

MTLA Consortial Libraries

Directions to Campuses

The address and directions for each seminary library are given below:
Bethel Seminary Library, 3949 Bethel Drive, Arden Hills, Minnesota 55112:
By car: 280 north to 35W. Continue north on 35W to County Road E-2. Turn right (east) on E-2 to Old Highway 10. Turn right on Old Highway 10 approximately 1/4 mile to entrance to Bethel campus. Proceed on main road to Seminary complex located on the north (left) portion of the campus.

Luther Seminary Library, 2481 Como Avenue, St. Paul, Minnesota 55108
By car: follow I-94 to 280. Follow 280 to Como exit. Turn right on Como Avenue and continue to second street to the left (by the Lutheran Chruch). Enter campus from Luther Place.

Alcuin Library, St. John's University, Collegeville, Minnesota 56321
Take the St. John's exit off I-94 about 10 miles west of St. Cloud.

Archbishop Ireland Memorial Library, St. Paul Seminary, University of St.Thomas, 2260 Summit Avenue, St. Paul, Minnesota 55105
Cretin Exit off Interstate 94 just east of Minn. 280 junction. One mile south on Cretin to Summit Avenue (a broad boulevard intersection). West on Summit approximately .10 mile to median in boulevard just short of Mississippi River Drive. Visitors should park in parking areas labeled "Lot P"; this includes the parking lot in front of the library. A parking permit is required. Permits are available at the circulation desk.

Spencer Library, United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities, 3000 5th Street N.W., New Brighton, Minnesota 55112
Highway 694 to Silver Lake Road exit. South on Silver Lake Road to 5th Street N.W., west on 5th Street beyond second intersection on right.

  • Wilson Library
    Wilson Library houses the main humanities and social sciences collections of the University Libraries.
Online Catalogs:

If you wish to search the catalog in advance of your visit, you may click on the following links.

Page Coordinator: Jennie Burroughs
This URL: