News

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.

The JKM/LSTC west wing elevator goes on temporary retirement this week after serving faithfully — through ups and downs — for nearly 50 years. Contractors have begun renovation work, and plan to be finished in about four weeks (barring any unforeseen problems). If you need to access the 3rd floor and are unable to use the stairs, please contact the circulation desk at 773.256.0739 so we can make preparations in advance of your arrival. While the repair crews have been reminded that they're working in a library and will be doing most of their work either on the first floor or the penthouse, some noise is inevitable and we ask your forbearance.

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.