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

Library hours through Labor Day are posted on our hours page.

A word to the wise about Minrva

Minerva was the Roman goddess of wisdom. Minrva is an app available for iPhone and Android users developed by the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign library for all I-Share libraries. Using Minrva, you can

  • search the JKM/I-Share catalog
  • check due dates and renew materials
  • place a request for I-Share materials
  • check the status of requests
  • determine if you have any fines or blocks on your JKM/I-Share account

You can down it to your iPhone or Android here.

The JKM Library provides alumni of McCormick, LSTC and its predecessor schools access to the ATLA Religion Database (ATLA RDB®) and its complementary full text database, ATLA Serials® (ATLAS®).  ATLA RDB® is the premier index to journal articles, book reviews, and collections of essays in all fields of religion. For security reasons we've recently upgraded our username and password, and migrated to a secure url. So effective as of 1 April 2018 the old username and password that library staff sent you when you requested access to ATLA RDB® and ATLAS® will no longer work. Drop us an email at and request the new username, password and url.

Because we are frequently asked, JKM wants you to know that we are unable to offer to alumni access to any of the other e-resources and e-books to which the library subscribes due to licensing restrictions set by publishers.

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.