Visiting the Library
We kindly ask you to contact the Librarian in advance to arrange a visit to the library:
Librarian Iveta Krumina
Phone: +371 29466511
Physical Library Resources
The Academy library currently holds around 25 000 books and periodicals on Theology, Church and Theological History, Philosophy, Ethics, Psychology, World Religions, General and Culture History, as well as miscellaneous literature. Using the system offered by Bishop Jobst Schone, we have classified the library books in line with the study needs of our students.
You may browse the physical library resource electronic catalog HERE.
Online Library Resources
The Luther Academy offers students access to the LOGOS online library of theological resources and scholarly work, enabling students to do their scholarly research and assignments from whatever location works best for them. The online library includes a list of collections and features:
Lexham Remote Research Library Collection the provides foundational tools and datasets for a strong theological education, including the study of the Bible’s original languages;
Remote Research Library Feature Set contains 335 resources including commentary series like the Evangelical Exegetical Commentary Series and the Osborne New Testament Commentary Series;
Galaxie’s Theological Journals - encompassing over 170 years of academic study and representing the finest evangelical scholarship;
Classic Scholarship Collection pulling together hundreds of works from the most trusted Christian authors and teachers of all time, including Augustine, Irenaeus, Aquinas, Luther, Calvin, Spurgeon, and more;
Logos Mobile Education Video Library helping students learn from top Bible scholars with access to our full catalog of video lectures to keep them learning wherever they are;
International Critical Commentary Series - 62 volumes of all the relevant aids to exegesis: linguistic and textual, archaeological, historical, literary, and theological, with a comprehensiveness and quality of scholarship unmatched by any other series.
The Academy library was founded in 1998. In 1999 the library received a sizable book donation of the Rev. Dr. Edmund Schlink from Germany, including the Weimar edition of the Works of Martin Luther. Invaluable to the library is the body of books collected by the Rev. Dr. Roberts Feldmanis over his lifetime, from which the Latvian Church History (over 900 volumes), and the Latvian Overall History and Foreign Mission History sections are chiefly composed of. Among other generous donations, a special thanks is in order to the Latvian exile minister Rev. Modris K. Gulbis for establishing our library foundation and the daughter of the Rev. Janis Sanders, Elena Sanders Snyder, for her charitable care through which the library has added the newest Biblical commentaries and theology books in English to its collection.