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

Materials can be picked up after 6 pm on the day of notification of an item being ready on the hold shelf. Questions? contact us at

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

Library hours through Saturday December 10, 2022 are:

Monday through Friday: 8:30 am to 7:30 pm
Saturday: 10 am to 4:30 pm
Sunday: Closed

The library will be closed on Thursday November24, 2022 for Thanksgiving.

Current protocols governing library operations and access can be found here.

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.