Monday through Friday: 8:30 am to 7:30 pm
Saturday and Sunday: Closed

The library will be closed Saturday 23 December 2017 through Tuesday 2 January 2018 for the observance of the Christmas and New Year's holidays.

No document delivery or interlibrary loan requests will be processed after Tuesday 19 December 2017. Any I-Share requests submitted during Christmas break will not be processed until after the library reopens on Wednesday 3 January 2018.


We added 46 e-books in the Hermeneia--a critical and historical commentary on the Bible series last week. A list is available here.

A word to the wise about Minrva

Minerva was the Roman goddess of wisdom. Minrva is an app available for iPhone and Android users developed by the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign library for all I-Share libraries. Using Minrva, you can

  • search the JKM/I-Share catalog
  • check due dates and renew materials
  • place a request for I-Share materials
  • check the status of requests
  • determine if you have any fines or blocks on your JKM/I-Share account

You can down it to your iPhone or Android here.

The JKM Library is seeking a Digital Instruction Librarian. The position is responsible for producing and mounting instructional library LibGuides and videos,and teaching patrons how to produce instructional videos for ministry and research, how to use and evaluate the library’s technology and digital resources, and how to curate privately procured digital resources. The Digital Instruction Librarian will be an educator, advocate, and entrepreneur for digital resources by being accessible to masters students, doctoral students, and faculty (continued)

About the library
About the library

The JKM Library serves the students, faculty and staff of the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago and McCormick Theological Seminary. The JKM in our name was — from 1975 to 2004 — an initialism for Jesuit-Krauss-McCormick: Jesuit from the Jesuit School of Theology, which closed in 1981; Krauss from the Krauss Library, the original name of the merged collection when LSTC moved to Hyde Park in 1967; and McCormick for McCormick Theological Seminary, which joined the Jesuits and LSTC in the Hyde Park neighborhood in 1975). In 2004, in an agreement worked out with the Chicago Province of the Society of Jesus, the name Jesuit was dropped, and we became officially known as the JKM Library.