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

*Note that the LSTC building closes at 10 pm.

On Friday 24 March 2017, the elevator repair crew finished their work rehabilitating the JKM/west wing elevator, and the city of Chicago inspectors gave LSTC a temporary permit for its use. Shortly after its 49th birthday last year, the elevator ceased operation altogether, and library staff have had to take a long route through LSTC hallways to get materials back upstairs. But lethal elevator doors and riders' anxiety about plummeting to their deaths are now an experience of the past. In the near future, Mike Huckleberry and his crew will rehab the interior of the cab, and it will be ready for another 50 years of service. Albeit a tad premately, JKM staff had a quiet rededication ceremony the previous Monday 20 March 2017.

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.