JKM and I-Share materials can be picked up in the 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

In case of inclement weather, we suggest calling the front desk at 773.256.0700. Questions? contact us at

Please do not return University of Chicago items to the JKM book drop as we cannot guarantee their safe delivery.

The JKM Library will be accessible only by library staff through spring semester 2021. While the physical library may be inaccessible to our users, the JKM Library staff will continue to fulfill its mission by meeting the research needs of McCormick and LSTC faculty and students. More information is available here.

Primo and OpenAthens

On Wednesday 24 June 2020 we (along with the other 88 I-Share libraries) migrated to Primo, a new online catalog which will look and function very differently from our former system (Voyager). Migrating to a new system is always challenging and invariably fraught with problems, and library staff ask for your patience as we move forward in the migration process. Some functions are present but not working properly, need activating, or need to be deactivated.  OpenAthens, our new authetication system, will be up and running in the near future. Our sincerest hope is that our migration to Primo enhances your research once all functions are operating correctly. Questions? comments? write us at

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.