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Marvin M. Schwan Library

The Marvin M. Schwan Library provides resources, services, and facilities to support the teaching, scholarship, and service of the students, faculty, and staff of Wisconsin Lutheran College.


    • Academic Search Premier (EBSCOhost): Multi-disciplinary database with some full text for more than 4,600 journals.
    • America's Historical Newspapers, 1690-1922 (NewsBank/Readex): Primary source early American newspapers including titles from all 50 states.
    • ATLA Religion Database with ATLASerials (EBSCOhost): Access to journal articles, book reviews, & collections of essays in all fields of religion with some full text.
    • Business Insights - Global (Gale): Case studies, company profiles, brand information, rankings, investment reports, and journal articles.
    • Business Source Premier (EBSCOhost): Research database with full text provided back to 1886, and searchable cited references back to 1998.
    • Chemical Abstracts/STNEasy (Scientific & Technical Information Network): On campus access only, limited to these times: Sunday noon to Monday 5 a.m.; Monday-Friday 5 p.m. to 5 a.m.; Friday 5 p.m. to Saturday 9 p.m.
    • CINAHL Complete (EBSCOhost): Nursing and allied health research database provides full text journal coverage dating back to 1937.
    • Communication and Mass Media Complete (EBSCOhost): Incorporates CommSearch and Mass Media Articles Index with full text journal articles as well as book chapters, etc.
    • Education Journals (ProQuest): Journal articles on educational topics with full-text unique to this database.
    • Education Research Complete and ERIC (EBSCOhost): Journal articles & some full text documents from Educational Resource Information Center (ERIC).
    • Fourth Century Christianity
    • JSTOR: Vital scholarly content in more than 50 disciplines all full text.
    • MLA International Bibliography (EBSCOhost): Modern Language Association index of journal articles, books and dissertations on language, literature, and linguistics.
    • New York Times Historical Newspapers (ProQuest): Searchable full text and images back to the first issue in 1851 up to three years ago.
    • Oxford Music Online (Oxford University Press): Includes Grove Music Online, Oxford Companion to Music, Oxford Dictionary of Music and Encyclopedia of Popular Music.
    • PsycINFO with PsycARTICLES and PsycTESTS (American Psychological Association): Full text from professional journals, chapters, books, reports, theses, and dissertations.
    • PubMed (National Library of Medicine): PubMed provides access to citations from MEDLINE and additional life science journals.
    • SPORTDiscus: Full text (1 simultaneous user, on-campus access only)  
    • Web of Science (Thomson Reuters): Includes Science Citation Index and Social Sciences Citation Indexes 1899-to present.
    • Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary Essay File: Documents, audio and video of essays written by WELS pastors and professors for presentation at WELS conferences.

    Access a list of WLC's Full Text Journals.


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    Starla Siegmann, Director of Library Services (1980)


    • B.S., University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
    • Synodical Certification, Dr. Martin Luther College
    • M.A.L.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison

    Academic Interests/Specialties

    • Archives
    • Electronic Resources
    • Library
    • Information Literacy 

    Jenny Baker, Information Literacy Librarian (1995)


    • B.S. Winona State University
    • M.L.I.S. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

    Academic Interests/Specialties

    • Information Literacy and Assessment
    • Library
    • Instructional Materials Collection

    Kathrine Yets,  Library Graduate Assistant and Adult and Graduate Studies Tutor (2015)


    • B.S. University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
    • A.S. University of Wisconsin-Waukesha

    Academic Interests/Specialties

    • Writing tutor/proofreader for AGS students
    • APA citations and formatting papers for AGS students




    • Requesting/checking out library materials and accessing databases from off campus require a valid Warrior OneCard or ID card from a SWITCH library.
    • Patrons are responsible for all materials checked out on their card or name.
    • Renew or check library requests by logging in to TOPCAT.
      • Library materials are loaned for 28 days with the option to renew 2 more times.
      • Items cannot be renewed if past due date or if items are on hold for another patron.
      • DVDs, CDs, and interlibrary loans from other libraries have shorter loan periods and may not be renewable.
      • Laptop computers, digital cameras, camcorders, and items from Reserves have shorter loan periods and may not be renewable.
    • Library notices are emailed to patron's WLC email address.
    • Patrons with overdue items may not access online databases, checkout more items, or renew items online until items are renewed or returned.
    • The main floor of the library is an excellent location for collaborative learning and conversation as well as the location for movie DVDs, music CDs, computers, and the Student Success Center.
    • The upper floor of the library holds the main library book collection and is a quiet place to study, so please be considerate of others and keep conversations to a minimum.
    • To use a library classroom for practicing a presentation or study group, check availability on the Campus Events Calendar, then reserve a space online.


    Email the library for assistance with the following topics, or with any questions you may have:

    • Schedule an information literacy session
    • Add database or library links to a course page
    • Make an appointment for exam proctoring by a librarian
    • Inquire about laminating services
    • Access or add to WLC's archives
    • Reserve a camcorder, digital camera, or laptop
    • Recommend an item for purchase by the library

    The Marvin M. Schwan Library is located on the campus of Wisconsin Lutheran College on 89th Street between Bluemound Road and Wisconsin Avenue. Call 414.443.8864 to speak with Library staff members.

  • Marvin M. Schwan Library Hours

    Summer (May 23-August 19)

    Monday-Friday  8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    Saturday-Sunday  Closed 
    Memorial Day (May 30)  Closed 
    Independence Day (July 4)  Closed 

    Times subject to change due to events on campus.