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.

Hours through Sunday May 29, 2022 are:

Monday through Friday: 8:30 am to 6 pm
Saturday: 10 am to 4:30 pm
Sunday: Closed

The library will be closed Monday May 30, 2022 for the observance of Memorial Day.

Hours Tuesday May 31 through Friday July 8, 2022 are:
Monday through Friday: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Saturday and Sunday: Closed

The library will be closed Monday July 4, 2022 for the observance of Independence Day.

Hours Monday July 11 through Sunday 21 August, 2022 are:
Monday through Thursday: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday: Closed

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.