In an effort to protect our users in a time of pandemic, the JKM Library will be accessible only by library staff during fall semester 2020. While the physical library may be inaccessible to our users, the JKM Library staff will seek to meet the research needs of McCormick and LSTC faculty and students by:

  • providing virtual research assistance during scheduled hours of the week and weekend
  • enabling faculty and students to place retrieval requests for materials from the stacks and from the other 88 libraries in the I-Share consortium
  • enabling faculty and students to place document delivery requests for scanned materials from books and periodicals (within fair use provisions of copyright)
  • purchasing relevant e-resources to support teaching and learning (within the constraints of budget and availability)
  • providing access to robust online resources, including (but not limited to):
    • Atla Religion Database with AtlaSerials PLUS
    • EBSCO Academic Complete
    • JSTOR archival collections
    • Cambridge companions to philosophy, religion and culture
    • ProQuest Religion and Philosophy Ebook Collection
    • EBSCO EBook Academic collection
    • EBSCO EBook Religion Collection
    • Encyclopedia of the Bible and its reception online
    • T&T Clark Jesus Library
    • Encyclopedia of Christianity online
    • Ministry Matters™
    • A variety of Oxford University Press reference tools, including Oxford biblical studies online, Oxford Islamic studies online, Oxford dictionary of the Christian church, etc.
    • and many more.

During the semester, library staff — with input from deans and faculty — will periodically review our services and policies for fall semester and make appropriate adjustments accordingly.