The JKM Library serves individuals affiliated with the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago and McCormick Theological Seminary, both individuals currently affiliated as well as alumni. We also grant access to the following individuals:

  • Association of Chicago Theological Schools (ACTS) students, faculty and staff
    • American Islamic College
    • Bexley Seabury Seminary
    • Catholic Theological Union
    • Chicago Theological Seminary
    • Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary
    • Loyola University
    • Meadville Lombard Theological School
    • Moody Bible Institute
    • North Park University
    • Northern Baptist Seminary
    • Trinity International University
    • University of St. Mary of the Lake
  • Individuals associated with any of the other¬† I-Share member libraries
  • ATLA Reciprocal Borrowing program participants (click on the 'All items' icon for a list of participating libraries)
  • University of Chicago current students, faculty and staff
  • ELCA (rostered) and PC (USA) clergy
  • Chicago Province of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits)

Those individuals listed above who are not affiliated with the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago or McCormick Theological Seminary must present valid identification at the front desk of either school and obtain a visitor's badge in order to proceed through the building to visit the library.

Children (12 and under) in the library

While JKM aims to be hospitable, the Library does not provide staff, spaces or resources for children, including children of students or employees of its two supporting schools or affiliate seminaries (e.g.: schools of the Association of Chicago Theological Schools).  Therefore, it is the policy of the JKM Library that all children twelve years old and under must be accompanied by a parent or supervising adult at all times.

Furthermore, the resources of the Library, including computers, printed volumes, and work spaces, are for faculty, students and staff doing theological research. Children may use these resources under parental supervision, but must cede them to researchers if necessary.