Logos 4: How to Locate a Collection in Your Library

Today’s post is from Morris Proctor, certified and authorized trainer for Logos Bible Software. Morris has trained thousands of Logos users at his two-day Camp Logos training seminars and provides many training materials.

mp|seminars TipsLogos users often ask me how to find a collection of resources in the Library that they purchased from Logos.com.

For example, let’s say you download the 15 volumes contained in the IVP New Testament Studies Collection. If you type IVP or Studies or Collection, in the Library’s Find box, your resources will not be listed. The reason is, IVP New Testament Studies Collection is just a marketing or working title Logos gives to these books it groups together.

The resources in this (or any) collection appear in the Library according to the actual title of the book, such as Is the New Testament Reliable? or Contextualization in the New Testament.

Using the Library’s Find box, there are a few ways to locate collections:

The key is to look at the individual titles contained in a collection as they appear on Logos.com, because this is how they will also appear in your Library. Just remember not to use the marketing title from the website which does not appear in your Library.

Logos 4: How to Locate a Collection

What collection or collections have you added to your library recently? For students, is there a particular collection you would love to have for this new semester? Leave a comment and let us know!


  1. Frank O. Rice says

    How about tne New Century commentary series!

  2. I would love to see for the Old Testament what we have in the New Testament in the Theological Dictionary of the Old Testament (TDOT). I don’t know if this is in the works down the line, but it would be helpful and I would buy it.

  3. Friends –

    I have had this same question, usually when trying to remember another resource in a Logos collection (which collection I bought because of resources I already knew, so I was trying to remember other resources, which I did not know). My problem is when the title of the other rsources does not contain the theme of the marketing collection, and when the author of this other resource is not an author I associated with the theme of the marketing collection.

    Accordingly, I recommend that the great people at Logos do the following relative to “marketing” collections and “user library” collection: as part of the product delivery process, create a user library collection titled “{Logos marketing name} collection – Logos”

    So, when the product is installed on the user’s system, the user will also find all the new books in that collection, and will also find that a new collection has also been created in his or her list of collections.

    This solution seems simple, and is much better than my alternate solution (which has been for me to go to the Logos website and look for collections available for sale, and find the resource on the list of resources in that marketing collection!).

    Thank you for considering this addition to the delivery process.

    Grace and Peace,

  4. This post was very helpful as I just added the New International Commentary and was trying to find an easy way to access the books. The publisher search came up with 187 books so I made a new collection by dragging the individual titles into the “Plus these resources” box. I could see which books were from the NIC by hovering over the title. NICOT or NICNT appeared with the title.
    It was the info about using “publisher” in the find box that helped. Thanks for the post.

  5. Morris thanks for these tips they save me tons of time I’m a student at WTS in Philadelphia and love to add the New International Commentary on the Old and New Testament to my library.

  6. Matthew C Jones says

    How would I find the titles for a collection that are no longer offered on Logos.com?
    Thanks for these tips Morris. I am looking forward to the “Logos Timesaving Tips, vol. 1 DVD” http://www.logos.com/product/9931/logos-timesaving-tips-vol-1

  7. LegendsOfBatman says

    I like Logos; but, I really do not understand why the software is so complicated. Is it solely to raise revenue for Morris’ seminars?