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Minnesota Theological Library Association

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About MTLA

As part of the Minnesota Consortium of Theological Schools, the five theological libraries hold about 775,000 volumes representing about 350,000 unique titles. These holdings constitute the most significant resource in religious studies between Chicago and the West Coast.

Luther Seminary, St. John's University, and United Theological Seminary have free-standing catalogs. Bethel Seminary (Lundquist Library) and St. Paul Seminary School of Divinity (Ireland Library) both belong to the CLIC system (Cooperating Libraries in Consortium). See the MTLA Catalogs section below for more information and links.

In addition, each of the MTLA libraries provides many other electronic resources, both online and on site, tailored to their constituencies. Contact the libraries for information.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to be a primary resource for teaching, learning, and research for theological education as a regional association of the American Theological Library Association. Membership is limited to the Minnesota Consortium of Theological Schools and other ATLA institutional members in the region. All programs sponsored by MTLA are open to other librarians. We facilitate cooperation and collaboration among our members by:

  • Offering access to resources from a diversity of collections
  • Providing opportunities for professional development, collegial relationships, and shared expertise
  • Working together to develop unique individual collections with complementary strengths
  • Any projects of MTLA that require financial commitments will be voluntary on the part of member institutions
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 MTLA Catalogs

 

Minnesota Theological Library Association Catalogs

The five members of the MTLA all provide access to their collections over the Internet, open to the public for searching -- see below for direct links.