Ever since JKM migrated to WorldCat Discovery this past spring, off-campus users have been unable to place inter-library loans requests; happily, this problem is now solved (fyi: users accessing WorldCat Discovery while on campus do not have this problem). Note that after clicking on Databases > Off-campus access to digital resources, and inputting your username/password, WorldCat Discovery will appear listed as 'JKM Library WorldCat Discovery.' When you've located an item that you wish to borrow through interlibrary loan (and confirmed that it is not available via I-Share), click on the 'Request Item' button. The system will respond with the pop-up: Authentication required. Sign into JKM Library.

Click on the 'Sign into JKM Library' link (confirming that you're affiliated with JKM), and then continue to fill out the required fields (name, 14-digit JKM barcode number, email address). After you've filled out the required fields, click on 'Submit.' When your interlibrary loan has been received,  we'll notify you via email that it's available for pickup at the circulation desk. Questions? problems?  contact us at

Library hours Saturday 24 January through Sunday 1 February 2015:

Monday-Thursday: 8:30 am to 10:30 pm
Friday: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Saturday and Sunday: Closed

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.