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Lineberger Memorial Library

Fall 2021 Hours

Sunday: 3:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Monday - Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. (closed for chapel 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.)

Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Saturday: CLOSED

The 24-hour room is accessible by swipe of LRU ID card 24/7/365.

  • For information on LRU COVID-19 protocols, click here.
  • If you are a distance student of LRU/LTSS and need materials either mailed to you or scanned and sent to your email, click here
  • We are looking forward to welcoming alumni, clergy, and community members back into the library soon. If you would like to be notified of when we will reopen to the public, please click here and complete the form. 
    • If you are not a member of the LR/LTSS population but would like access to a book in the collection, please contact us at  (803) 461-3269 or We are happy to arrange access to library materials for local alumni, local clergy, and members of the greater Columbia community on a case-by-case basis. 

Online Resources

Multidisciplinary Resources

Lineberger Library Catalog (ECCO) - Search here for books and other materials housed in Lineberger Memorial Library as well as the libraries of United Lutheran Seminary, Wentz (Gettsyburg) and Krauth (Philadelphia).

Summon - Start your research here! A discovery tool that searches the library catalog, every single database the LRU libraries own, and high-quality open access resources. Think of this as "the Google of scholarly resources."

A-Z List of Databases - This complete list of all databases to which the LRU libraries subscribe can also be sorted by subject.

Print & Online Journal Finder - Search here to see if we have a particular journal by title.

Journal Article Requests - If you come across a citation for an article in full text which the library does not own, request a PDF copy here.

Theology Resources

ATLA - Full text articles, abstracts of articles, and eBooks on theology and religion.

Information on Bible Commentaries

  • Hermeneia Biblical Commentary (if off campus, use "find institution" on righthand side and start typing "Lenoir-Rhyne University," which will then pop up below. Click on the link that pops up, then sign in with your LR credentials.)
  • Ministry Matters - Abingdon Bible Commentaries

Luther's Werke - Weimar Ausgabe (For login credentials, email or call (803) 461-3269)

Theological Commons of Princeton Theological Seminary - A digital library of books, journals, audio recordings, photographs, manuscripts, and other resources on theology and religion.

Christian Classics Ethereal Library - A digital library of hundreds of classic Christian books.

Open Access Digital Theological Library - High-quality content in theology, religion, and other related disciplines.

ATLA for Alumni - For login credentials, email or call (803) 461-3269.