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Welcome to Hamma Library!

Students, staff, faculty, and alums of the Trinity Lutheran Seminary are our primary cardholders, however, we do grant borrowing privileges to local clergy persons and to our OPAL and OhioLINK visitors.

PLEASE NOTE: If you are a card holder with any one of our affiliated OPAL or OhioLINK libraries, you do NOT need to establish a Hamma Library card. You may borrow from our shelves using your "home library" card. You will be required to have your card IN HAND at time of check-out.

Guest Borrowers

  • Local clergy of any denomination are welcome to be “Guest Borrowers” of the Hamma Library.
  • We ask that our library and materials be treated with respect. We reserve the right to revoke library privileges should library equipment or materials be damaged or misused.

The following are the Borrowing Limits and Loan Rules for our TLS Guest borrowers. Rules vary for TLS students, staff and faculty, and for our OhioLINK and OPAL visitors. 

  • TLS Guests may borrow up to 15 items at a time from our Hamma Library collection. TLS Guests do not have OhioLINK borrowing privileges.
  • Books generally circulate for 4 weeks, at which time they can be renewed up to twice unless someone has requested the item.
  • A-V items (CDs, DVDs) circulate for one week, with two renewals.
  • Reference items and Periodicals (magazines, journals) do not circulate and must be used in library.
  • Renewals may be done online, by phoning the Circulation Desk at (614) 384-4645, or by e-mailing the library.
  • Patrons who provide an email address will receive courtesy notices when items are coming due, which serve as helpful reminders to either renew or return items.
  • Guest borrowers can't request items online. You may call the Circulation Desk at (614) 384-4645, and ask that a book be pulled and held for you. Items can be held at the Circulation Desk for one week. Please have pertinent information such as title and author or call number at the ready when you call.


  • Overdue fines are charged and accrue at the cost of $0.10 per item per day, up to a maximum of $15.00 per item.
  • Lost or damaged items may cause a replacement fee at a flat rate of $35.00 per item.
  • Failure to resolve a fine situation may result in loss of library privileges.
  • If you have concerns or questions about fines, please contact the Circulation Supervisor. 


Hamma Library | Trinity Lutheran Seminary
2199 E Main St | Columbus, OH 43205
614-235-4136 |