The staff of the JKM Library welcomes new McCormick and LSTC students, as well as all returning students. We strongly encourage new students to put 4 items on their to-do asap list:

  • apply for privileges at the circulation desk (you'll be asked to present your McCormick or LSTC i.d.).
  • ask for an ACTS borrower's card when applying for privileges, which will grant you access to the University of Chicago library (Regenstein) and the 4 ACTS libraries that are not members of I-Share
  • pick up a JKM bookmark (available in English or Spanish)
  • confirm that your credentials to JKM's e-resources are working (if they're not, contact us (using your or email account) at ask at and include your i.d. number.

Monday through Friday: 8:30 am to 10 pm
Saturday: 10 am to 4:30 pm
Sunday: 5 pm to 10 pm

Note: the library is now closing at 10 pm (instead as formerly at 10:30 pm) because of security concerns.

The library will be closed Thursday 28 November 2019 for the Thanksgiving holiday.

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.