A. R. Wentz Library in Gettysburg
Krauth Memorial Library in Philadelphia
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Hours: Open Monday – Saturday; closed Sunday (most semesters).
Call for update, phone:
Wentz Library (Gettysburg) Phone: (717) 338-3014
Krauth Library (Philadelphia) Phone: (215) 248-6330
Catalogue: ULS Library Catalogue
Consoritum access to Collections in Gettysburg and Philadelphia
Website: United Lutheran Seminary Library
The A. R. Wentz Library in Gettysburg was begun when the Evangelical Lutheran General Synod commissioned Benjamin Kurtz in 1826 to go to Europe to solicit contributions of money and books for its new seminary. At present, the collection numbers over 200,000 volumes, nearly 300 active periodical subscriptions, and a variety of other media. The collection covers a range of disciplines in Bible, church history, theology, ecumenism, and ministry, plus supportive disciplines in human and social sciences and interfaith studies. Lutheran studies, including archives of regional Lutheran bodies, are also a specialty.
The Krauth Memorial Library in Philadelphia, with over 200,000 volumes, is named in memory of Charles Porterfield Krauth. It includes material dating back to the 16th century, including the 18th century work of Henry Melchior Muhlenberg, known as the Father of American Lutheranism. The facility includes the original glass flooring and metal shelving in the main space. Also notable in the library is the Doberstein window. Both ULS campus libraries share the one catalogue of the Eastern Cluster of Lutheran Seminaries. The Krauth Library also houses archives of five of the seminary’s supporting synods.