Hamma Library

Fueling Knowledge and Insight

Meeting contemporary needs but with a nod to the past--that's the balance we seek to maintain in the Hamma Library. We offer Wi-Fi throughout the library to accommodate laptops, tablets, iPads, and smartphones. We provide several public-access computers. We have designed "flex-spaces" for group study, a "computer commons" in our lobby, and a newly-developed conference area with a nearby "smart screen" for instruction and demonstration. For those who want more traditionally quiet areas for study, we still provide individual carrels, which may be reserved for an entire academic year, and study tables on the less-trafficked upper floors. We subscribe to two major online databases, ATLASerials and ProQuest Religion, as well as the OhioLINK databases, affording our students access to articles from a wide array of scholarly journals. And we like to think of the library as a central hub, a "learning commons," for the seminary community. 

It is a place not only for research and study, but a place to connect with peers, to find help with projects and any necessary resources, and to have quiet fellowship and relaxation. We even party, occasionally, and enjoy a newly-established tradition of hosting a worship service in our lobby during the month of October when we celebrate "Theological Libraries Month." We hope you'll find the Hamma Library to be a comfortable, helpful, and familiar place during your time at the seminary--and even beyond--as post-degree research needs arise.

Hamma Library is located on the Trinity campus. Visitors may use the seminary parking lot south of the building and enter on the first floor. The library is located just inside the entrance on your left.

For reference help during daytime hours call or e-mail the Circulation Desk and ask for Carla Birkhimer or Ray Olson. The library's e-mail account is checked throughout the day, and we do our best to respond in a timely manner.

Featured Resource


atlas for alumTrinity Lutheran Seminary and Bexley Seabury Seminary, together with the Hamma Library, are pleased to offer you a free resource that you can access right from anywhere.

Through the new ATLAS for ALUM program, funded by the Lilly Foundation, alums will be given free access through 2012 to ATLASerials, an online, full-text collection of more than 140 major religion and theology journals selected by leading religion scholars, theologians and clergy. We invite you to explore this wonderful resource and make frequent use of it in your work.
All alums with valid e-mail addresses on file have been sent a log-in and password. If you did not receive this information, please contact Ray Olson.

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