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Photos from Lindell Library's post 04/11/2023

Stop by the library to view the Karst and Water Pollution exhibit! Take a quick quiz and win some 🌟 PUFFY STICKERS 🌟!


Free in the Learning Commons!


Calling all cooks and book lovers!

In honor of Edible Book Day, Lindell Library is hosting its first ever Edible Book Festival on Friday, March 31, 2023, at 3:00 pm.

An edible book is any dish based on a book or literary theme. Books, poems, short stories, or even graphic novels can serve as inspiration.

All faculty, staff, and students are welcome to submit an entry. Please register your dish and the book that inspired it no later than Thursday, 3/30/23.

Examples from other libraries’ events can be found at and

Even if you don’t submit an entry, please stop by to admire – and EAT – the edible books!

To register or for more information, contact Mary Hollerich at [email protected] or x1603.


Community jigsaw puzzle completed! (Minus one missing piece.) Another puzzle is ready to go. Stop in if you're on campus during spring break or when you get back after!

Lindell Library 12/18/2020

Have a safe and relaxing break.

The library will be open 10am-4pm on December 21-23. The building will be closed December 24-January 3, but we will still be checking our email, so if you need help over break, send an email to [email protected]. Our electronic resources are available 24/7 at

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Have a happy and safe Thanksgiving. The library will be closed Thursday through Saturday for the Thanksgiving holiday. We will reopen at 2 pm on Sunday, November 29.

Historic Athletic Films Digitization 11/16/2020

It's here! Give to the Max is an annual fundraising event that helps us serve the Augsburg community. This year, we are continuing to raise money to digitize a collection of historic football films that were pulled out of the attic in Si Melby Hall. Your donation helps us preserve Auggie history!

Historic Athletic Films Digitization Join me and make a gift to Football Films Digitization


The Catalpa trees in front of the library are in bloom.


In line with President Pribennow's message to the campus today, the library will not be open Thursday and Friday to allow our staff and students to take some time away from work to be active in the community and take some quiet time to reflect. We must create the space to mourn, to express our pain and anger, and to come together as a community to build resolve for our future work.

The library staff would like to encourage everyone to pause to mourn Mr. Floyd’s murder and commit ourselves to the important work ahead.


Library staff were unable to get to the building to be there for curbside pickup today. We will be there Monday. Stay home and stay safe.


The library building will be closed for the rest of the summer, but we are still here virtually. We've got virtual research desk via Zoom, electronic resources galore, and curbside pickup of physical materials. More info:


We had to postpone our first-ever Edible Book Festival, but some staff members decided to celebrate at home! Pictured here is the literary/culinary masterpiece Flour For Algernon.

Post your favorite book/food pun below!

Lindell Library 03/27/2020

During the next two weeks, the library building will be closed. We are still there for you electronically via chat, phone, and email, so please do reach out to us with your research needs. Most of our resources are available electronically at and we are still getting interlibrary loan articles electronically. Stay safe!

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Coronavirus Resources & Tools (COVID-19) 03/18/2020

We all need accurate information about Coronavirus these days. UpToDate, an evidence-based clinical database used by doctors, has made a great resource page:

Coronavirus Resources & Tools (COVID-19) Coronavirus (COVID-19) resources for front-line clinicians and medical researchers are available in response to the outbreak of coronavirus that began in the Chinese city of Wuhan with infections now confirmed in numerous other countries.

Augsburg University Archives 01/29/2020

Now online: thousands of photos from the Augsburg Auggies archives. Our new addition of images show women's athletics from 1973 to just a few years ago. You can search the collection, browse by sport, or look at photos from a specific year.

Auggies: do you see yourself, your friends, or your coaches? You can leave a comment below each photo in the collection. We will update the description with that information. Help us preserve our history!

Augsburg University Archives

Photos from Lindell Library's post 01/22/2020

Here you see library staff in their natural habitat. We asked them to take a selfie with parts of the library collection that have special meaning for them. Happy Library Shelfie Day!

"One Day in May" (1968) - YouTube 01/20/2020

This morning, during the MLK Day of Action Revisited, we heard the exciting announcement that Augsburg will be supporting a project to honor "One Day in May."

Never heard of it? Listen to digitized recordings from that critical day in Augsburg's history.

"One Day in May" (1968) - YouTube On May 15, 1968, administration and faculty at Augsburg College (now Augsburg University) canceled class for "One Day in May" and invited speakers to discuss...

Photos from Lindell Library's post 01/15/2020

Puzzle #1 is finished! Time for a new puzzle.


New in the library: community puzzles! Great for clearing the mind before you tackle your next assignment.

Advent Vespers at Central Lutheran Church (2004) 12/13/2019

Augsburg's annual Advent Vespers, which kicks off the Holiday season here, was last weekend. We wanted to continue celebrating this weekend by sharing this recording from a previous Vespers concert:

Advent Vespers at Central Lutheran Church (2004) A recording of an Advent Vespers Celebration at Central Lutheran Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Co-hosted by Augsburg College (now Augsburg University), A...


Classes may be canceled at Augsburg University, but the library is open! Come sit by the "fire" and we'll help you find the perfect book to snuggle up with!

Historic Football Films Digitization 11/14/2019

Today is the day! For Give to the Max Day, we are raising funds to preserve and digitize a collection of 91 film reels that document Augsburg Football games from the 1940s to the mid-1980s. We have already raised over $1,300--can you donate too?

If you are curious about what's in the entire collection (including a few Augsburg Men's Basketball games), you are welcome to view the inventory we created:

Historic Football Films Digitization Join me and make a gift to Historic Football Films Digitization

Augsburg University Archives 11/06/2019

Our YouTube Channel has just hit 1,000 videos!

Recent additions include a growing collection from the Pan-Afrikan Center as well as a series of recordings from a course on the experience of Japanese Americans during WWII. We're adding more videos every day!

Augsburg University Archives Founded as Augsburg Seminary in 1869, Augsburg University has called Minneapolis home since 1872. To learn more, visit the Augsburg University Archives at: h...

Historic Football Films Digitization 11/04/2019

For , we are raising funds to send a collection of historic films of football games to get digitized. Dating from the 1940s to the late 1970s, the films feature Augsburg homecoming games, other MIAC games, and even a game between army bases during WWII. Can you help us preserve Augsburg's history?

Historic Football Films Digitization Join me and make a gift to Historic Football Films Digitization

Here's My Recipe | Augsburg University Archives 10/18/2019

Looking for something to make this weekend? Try a dish from "Here's My Recipe," a 1941 cookbook sponsored by the Augsburg Women's Club. If anyone makes the Tomato Soup Cake on page 27, please comment with a photo and your review!

Here's My Recipe | Augsburg University Archives

Origins 10/11/2019

Did you see this video celebrating Augsburg's 150 years? Most of the images came from the archives in the library and were digitized by our staff. We are really proud of the digitization work that we've been doing for almost 10 years now.

Origins Augsburg is celebrating their 150th anniversary. See how our history has played out in this video shown at our Kick-Off Gala. Watch this video with audio des...

Sepia photograph of Old Main (1872-1848), circa 1872 | Augsburg University Archives 08/22/2019

Across from the Hagfors Center, you'll see a new screen covering up Sverdrup Hall. It depicts the first building on Augsburg University's campus: the first "Old Main." Check out the original photo; you can zoom in to see people in the windows!

Sepia photograph of Old Main (1872-1848), circa 1872 | Augsburg University Archives A sepia photograph of Old Main (1872-1848), circa 1872, possibly before the streets had been graded and shortly after the building was built. A horse-drawn carriage sits in front with new trees planted on what is otherwise flat land. On the back, a taped description reads "Shown above is the first b...

Photos from Lindell Library's post 07/16/2019

Before, during, and after! Over two summers, we have worked to expand our Learning Commons on the library's first floor. We wrapped up just in time for Augsburg University SOAR 2019!

Come sit, chat, read, study, or relax in YOUR space!

Photos from Lindell Library's post 05/30/2019

Then and now! The first photo dates to approximately 1940, and the second dates just prior to the groundbreaking of the Hagfors Center (photo credit: Google). You can see a more detailed image of the 1940 photo here:

Augsburg Historic Recordings Collection - YouTube 04/09/2019

We have finished processing our collection of historic recordings that we digitized thanks to Give to the Max Day donations we received last November. It includes footage that dates to 1937!

Augsburg Historic Recordings Collection - YouTube A collection of 35mm and 16mm films, as well as some audio recordings, housed in the Augsburg University Archives that date from the late 1930s to the early ...

Minneapolis Promotional Film (circa 1965) 03/05/2019

Is winter getting you down? We have just the thing you need to brighten your day! Digitized thanks to our generous donors during Give to the Max Day, this promotional film stars Minneapolis circa 1965.

Minneapolis Promotional Film (circa 1965) A promotional film that depicts scenes of Minneapolis, Minnesota, circa 1965. Footage includes the Nicollet Mall, Minnehaha Falls, the Aquatennial Parade, th...


The snow piles are getting pretty large around campus right now.

Augsburg Echo February 10, 1994 | Augsburg University Archives 02/14/2019

In 1994 the Echo asked "What's your best or worst Valentine's Day." Take a look at what people said, and share your story. /3/mode/2up

Augsburg Echo February 10, 1994 | Augsburg University Archives This Item is protected by copyright and/or related rights. You are free to use this Item in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use. In addition, no permission is required from the rights-holder(s) for non-commercial uses. For other uses you...

Augsburg College Promotional Video (1967) 01/04/2019

We hope you are having a wonderful Winter Break! As a belated holiday gift, take a look at this promotional video from Augsburg University (then Augsburg College) filmed in 1967.

We just finished producing the video, which appears to include a class field trip to a landmark 1967 civil rights march in .

We're looking forward to having you back on campus!

Augsburg College Promotional Video (1967) A promotional video created by Augsburg College (now Augsburg University) in October 1967. The recording was possibly used as part of a television program. F...

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