Monday through Friday: 8:30 am-10:30 pm
Saturday: 10 am-4:30 pm
Sunday: Closed

Library hours Friday 2 June 2017: 8:30 am-4:30 pm

The library will be closed Monday 29 May 2017 for the observance of Memorial Day.

Note that the LSTC building closes at 10 pm. To allow our circulation workers time to secure the library, no materials will be checked out 10 minutes prior to closing.

Library hours through Monday 4 September 2017 are available here.

Before you leave, stop by the library and let us know your new address and we'll update your status and information in our circulation system. Remember that as an alumnus you still have borrowing privileges at JKM and access to the ATLA Religion and ATLASerials databases (for a complete description of privileges, click here). If you're required by your school to hand in your i.d. and there's a JKM barcode on the back, stop by the circulation desk and we'll issue you a new card. Questions? stop by the circulation desk or contact us at:

  • Access to databases:
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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.