JKM and I-Share materials can be picked up in the LSTC front desk area and/or returned to the drop box when the LSTC building is open:

Monday through Friday: 7:45 am to 8 pm
Saturday: 9 am to 8 pm
Sunday: Closed

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The physical premises of the JKM Library are, as Friday, May 19, 2023, closed to our users. We recognize that our being physically inacessible to our users will cause some inconvenience and may cause some delay in our ability to serve your needs. However, just as we did in the depths of the pandemic, library staff will continue to do their best to meet the information and learning needs of all our users, even as our two schools prepare for their respective moves. More information about how the library will function after May 19, 2023, is available here.

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.