Checking out a book at Hamma Library is simple. Just take the book you want to the Circulation Desk and present your ID to the staff member on duty. You must bring your student ID or library card to check out materials. Sometimes the staff must be away from the desk, please ring the bell for assistance.
Place the book in the depository located outside the south entrance to the seminary, the book drop on the Circulation Desk, or hand it to the circulation staff member at the desk.
We prefer that you borrow and return items while you are on campus (rather than shipping them). For exceptions, please contact the Circulation Supervisor or Public Services Librarian.
Hamma Library is a member overlapping library networks. Ohio Private Academic Libraries, or OPAL, has 25 members. OhioLINK is Ohio's academic library consortium. OPAL is a member of OhioLINK.
Hamma Library items for Hamma Library patrons do not incur fines, except for lost items.
Off Campus Access
To access any eresources found in the catalog or to request an item from another library, you will need to use your last name and library barcode to sign in.
Using the Catalog
Start your search for books with Hamma Library's catalog, available through OPAL, to see if we own the item.
If you find your item, and it is available, note the call number and come in to pick up the item at your convenience. The circulation desk can help you locate items within the library. (For more information on finding items within Hamma, please read this page.)
If you can't find the book you want in OPAL, you can check the OhioLINK catalog.
Type the keywords, author, title, or subject heading you want to find. For more guidance on search techniques, feel free to contact the library and ask to set up a session with a staff member.
Select the item and click on green "request" button.
On the Request Verification screen, select “Trinity Lutheran Seminary” and enter your name and barcode.
Select a pickup institution and location. Enjoy the flexibility of picking up requested items at any participating library.
Interlibrary Loan (ILL)
For those rare instances when item(s) are not found in the OhioLINK catalog, please email us the full citation of the article or book you are in need of to: firstname.lastname@example.org