How do I apply for borrowing privileges at JKM?

If you are currently affiliated with McCormick or LSTC:

  1. Visit the JKM circulation desk in the LSTC west wing. Present your McCormick or LSTC i.d. and complete an application for borrowing privileges. On the form, please provide an email address that you check frequently. While we — as a courtesy — will contact you by phone regarding availability of I-Share materials, recalls, etc., our preferred method of communication is by email.
  2. Circulation staff will issue you a JKM borrower's card, with a 14-digit barcode on the back. This number is your JKM Library/I-Share account number. You'll need this number to create your JKM/I-Share account, which will allow you to place I-Share requests, renew materials, and check due dates, blocks, etc.
  3. If you move, change your email address or telephone number, change your affiliation with LSTC or McCormick, please contact the JKM circulation desk at 773.256.0739 or jkmcirculation @jkmlibrary.org within 7 days.

If you are a McCormick or LSTC alumnus/alumna:

  1. If you still have your LSTC or McCormick i.d. with a JKM Library barcode, contact the JKM circulation desk at 773.256.0739 or jkmcirculation@jkmlibrary.org and update your account information.
  2. If you do not have a JKM Library barcode affixed to your LSTC or McCormick i.d., contact the JKM circulation desk at infocommons@jkmlibrary.org, and staff will send you an application for borrowing privileges. Complete the form, sign it, and return it to the library.  The library will issue you a JKM borrower's card and send it to you via USPS. This number is your JKM Library account number. You'll need this number to create your JKM account, which will allow you to request mail loans, renew materials, and check due dates, blocks, etc.
  3. Library privileges expire annually. If you move, change your email address or telephone number, please contact the JKM circulation desk at 773.256.0738 or jkmcirculation@jkmlibrary.org within 7 days.

If you are currently affiliated with one of the following Association of Chicago Theological Schools (ACTS): Chicago Theological Seminary, Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary, Moody Bible Institute, Bexley-Seabury Theological Seminary, or the American Islamic College:

  1. Before visiting the JKM Library, ensure that your ACTS borrower's card is current (cards expire annually). If not, contact your school's library to get an ACTS borrower's card. The ACTS borrower's card must be presented in order for privileges to be granted.
  2. Complete an application for borrowing privileges at the JKM circulation desk.
  3. Circulation staff will issue you a JKM borrower's card, with a 14-digit barcode on the back. This number is your JKM Library account number. You'll need this number to create your JKM account, which will allow you to renew materials, and check due dates, blocks, etc.
  4. If you move, change your email address or telephone number, change your affiliation with your home library, please contact the JKM circulation desk at 773.256.0739 or jkmcirculation @jkmlibrary.org within 7 days.

If you are currently affiliated with the University of Chicago:

  1. Visit the JKM circulation desk in the LSTC west wing and present your University of Chicago i.d.
  2. Complete an application for borrowing privileges.
  3. Circulation staff will issue you a JKM borrower's card, with a 14-digit barcode on the back. This number is your JKM Library account number. You'll need this number to create your JKM account, which will allow you to renew materials, check due dates, blocks, etc.
  4. If you move, change your email address or telephone number, change your affiliation with the University of Chicago, please contact the JKM circulation desk at 773.256.0739 or jkmcirculation @jkmlibrary.org within 7 days.

 A complete list of those individuals to whom the JKM Library extends privileges is available here.