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

The library will close at 4:30 pm on Thursday 29 March 2018 and remain closed through Sunday 1 April 2018 for the observance of the Paschal Triduum.

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.

Dr. Brenda Cantu is the new Digital Instruction Librarian at the JKM Library as of February 1st .  She is here to work with faculty, students, the LRWC, IT and all on campus who use technology to teach, research and learn.  She holds a doctorate in Informational Science (which is different from library science) from the University of North Texas-Denton. Her dissertation is entitled The Effects of Student-Perceived Instructor Demotivating Behaviors on Doctoral Students’ Information Seeking Behaviors.  Brenda holds bachelors and masters degrees in English (with minors in reading, curriculum and instruction) from Texas A&M, and she has spent many years teaching at the middle school, high school and community college levels, where she has worked extensively with students’ technology and skills.

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.