About the Library
The Klinck Memorial Library provides resources to support the university curriculum. The collection is complemented by many academic, special, and public libraries in the Chicagoland area.
The Klinck Memorial Library is home to more than 160,000 books and audio/visual materials, 140 print periodical subscriptions, 480,000 ERIC microfiche documents, and over 80 electronic databases with remote access. A special collection of musical scores, long-playing vinyl albums, and CDs is also available for use by library patrons. There are over 40 public computers and wireless Internet access is provided.
A group study room and The Center for Church Music, as well as the audiovisual listening and viewing center, are part of the library. CougarNet is located on the upper level of the library building. The Academic Center for Excellence and university archives are on the lower level.
The Christopher Resource Center, located in the Christopher Center Building on the west end of campus, is an integral part of the Klinck Memorial Library. The Resource Center contains a large collection of K-12 curriculum materials and both fiction and non-fiction books from PreK to young adult. It houses a computer lab and a production room with laminator and die cuts. The Instructional Design and Technology department is also located in the Resource Center. It is used by faculty for online, hybrid, and web-enhanced instructional design.
The Klinck Memorial Library is a member of the RAILS, LIBRAS, and CARLI. LIBRAS membership consists of 17 private college and university libraries located in the Chicago metropolitan area, focused on promoting cooperation, continuing education, and networking among its members. CARLI member libraries share resources, including the I-Share online catalog, among 86 academic and research libraries. In addition, Concordia University Chicago is a member of the University Center of Lake County which provides bachelor completion, graduate, and advanced professional development programs to those who work and reside in Lake County.