Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

For any questions not answered here, send an email to editor at lutheranlibrary.org (replace the ‘at’ with ‘@’).

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Do you offer printed books?

Yes! Gradually we are moving titles to print format. See the next question.

How much do the books cost?

The Lutheran Library is a Christian ministry. All ebooks are available to you at no charge. Good quality Print Copies of some books are available at Amazon. We have set the prices of the printed books as low as is possible through the distributer. If you cannot afford a book, contact us for a reduced price.

How do I know which type of eBook to download?

All of the books published by the Lutheran Library are available in three formats:

PDF is the most widely known. It is best for sharing with other people.

If you have a Kindle, MOBI is the best format for you.

If you have an iPad or other Apple device, EPUB is your format.

Lutheran Library titles are published under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) Copyright. Please respect the labor that has gone into the restoration of these works.

You are free to:

  • Share — copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format
  • Adapt — remix, transform, and build upon the material for any purpose.

Under the following terms:

  • Attribution — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.

  • No additional restrictions — You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.

Can we translate your books?

Seminaries, Christian Schools, anyone is permitted to translate these items without charges, fees, or royalties.

Where do you get the artwork for the covers?

The book covers and website images are two dimensional reproductions of artworks made before 1922 and are considered to be in the public domain.1

Is there a listing by Author?

Lutheran Library Catalog by Author

By Synod or Denomination?

Lutheran Library Catalog by Synod

You have so many books. Where should I start?

Or start with one of these American Lutheran orthodox heroes:

A wonderful Twentieth Century preacher:

And for a most readable reference about any denomination:

A complete author list: Lutheran Library Authors.

Something’s not working.

Some browsers and devices don’t like links that launch email messages. If you cannot download an ebook, send a request to:

editor at lutheranlibrary.org (replace the ‘at’ with ‘@’).

How can I support the work of the Lutheran Library?

Telling others of the ministry by mentioning the books at church, through reviews, or via email or social media is needed and always appreciated.

Are you accepting Manuscript Submissions?

Not at the present time. If you are looking to publish a book, we recommend you consider Kindle Direct Publishing. They can also recommend people who will prepare the manuscript for submission for a fee.


  1. These photographs of artworks are in the public domain in the United States because they were published (or registered with the U.S. Copyright Office) before January 1, 1923. See also https://www.avvo.com/legal-answers/copyright-laws-on-very-old-art-works-39011.html ^
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