New printers in the library


The library has new all-in-one printers for students and other patrons to use. You will see the new printers in the same locations, upstairs and downstairs. As with the previous printers, these allow you to print, copy, and scan.

The new feature is that you can now scan a document to your email or somebody else’s email, such as a classmate. So, for example, if you need several pages from a book, you can scan these pages and send them to your email as a single pdf file. In this way, you will have a copy on your computer at all times and not have to carry around a bunch of paper. On the printer’s home screen, you will see a big “Email” logo. Click it and enter your email address as the recipient, or you can enter somebody else’s email if that is who you want to receive the file. One of the library staff members can help you do the process. You can also save your email address, if you want, so you do not need to re-enter it every time.

Also, as a reminder, we have all of the books for your class on course reserves, located behind the circulation desk. Just ask the staff member to check out any reserve books.


Old Testament II Library Instruction

There will be an Old Testament II library instruction during class on Saturday, March 5th at 10:30.  The instruction time will cover–library resources, how to use the electronic catalog and electronic databases, and the subject of plagiarism.  Dr. Sadler will cover print resources.
Old Testament II pre-test
Old Testament II Library Exercise with feedback

Old Testament II Library Instruction

There will be Old Testament 1 instruction during class on Saturday, Oct. 17th at 10:45.  The instruction time will cover–library resources available, how to use the catalog, know which databases are most helpful for exegesis paper and how to use those resources, and Dr. Sadler will go over several print resources.

Please complete the library exercise and survey below.

Old Testament 1 Instruction and Survey

A Few Changes

Greetings to the new students and welcome back to the returning students! Here are a few changes in the library that y’all should know:

1 ) The due date for books is now the end of the semester, for any given semester. For example, the current due date for all books (excluding course reserves) is Friday, Dec. 18, the last day before our Christmas break.

2 ) There are no longer any fines for late books. However, there is a fairly hefty fine for lost books. A book is automatically declared lost after a certain period, and the student will be notified that the book must be returned or pay the lost book fine.

3 ) We now have signs throughout the stacks (downstairs) and the reference works (upstairs). These signs will allow students to browse with greater ease: for example, “Psalms,” “Lutheran,” “Church History,” “Hymnody,” and so on. For the references upstairs, each of the commentary series is labeled: “Anchor,” “Interpretation,” etc.

4 ) We are actively acquiring e-books, available on the Morton Library’s online catalog. See the guide, “How to access e-books.” We are particularly focused on acquiring e-books that are available for class resources. So, if there is a book you need for a class, you can check the online catalog and see if it’s available as an e-book. These are free for students to view online.

5 ) For this semester, we close at 9pm on both Thursday and Friday evenings. Check the “Library Hours” page for the full schedule with recesses.


Library Research Class for Charlotte Students


Greetings from the Charlotte Library! As a service to our students, the library director for Union’s Charlotte campus — David Mayo — will be offering a class on library research. This will cover a wide array of topics on how to do academic research, such as how to use online journal databases. The class is scheduled for Saturday, August 29, 10am-3pm. Lunch is included for free!

For those interested in the class, send David Mayo an email at or call at 980-636-1665.

Surveys for the Research Class on Saturday:

Pre-Survey for Charlotte Library Research Training–2015

Post-Survey for Charlotte Library Research Training–2015

Assessment of Research Class

BibleWorks 10 training at Union in Charlotte


Notice to students: The library has acquired the latest version of BibleWorks and is now available for students to use. We have BibleWorks 10 on five computers: the two desktops on the lower floor, the desktop at the reference desk upstairs, and on two of the laptops, available for checking-out and using in the library.

Training: As a service to our lovely students, we will have an introductory training session on Saturday, July 11, from 12:30-1:30. The teacher will be the library’s very own, Kevin Davis.

BibleWorks is used by a wide range of students of the Bible — from the beginning seminary student to the professional scholar. It allows for easy access to multiple translations, dictionaries, grammars, and more, with the ability to navigate quickly across the whole canon of Scripture.

Here is a video demonstrating what BibleWorks 10 looks like and some of its capabilities: