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.

Klinck Memorial Library is home to a growing number of ebooks, more than 160,000 print books, audio/visual materials and periodical subscriptions, 480,000 ERIC microfiche documents, and over 100 electronic databases with remote access. A special collection of musical scores and long-playing vinyl albums is also available for use by library patrons. The Educational Resource Collection, located on the lower level, contains a large collection of K-12 curriculum materials and both fiction and non-fiction books from PreK to young adult. There are over 40 public computers and wireless Internet access is provided.

The Center for Church Music is a part of the library. There are two designated quiet zones on the main and upper levels. 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 Klinck Memorial Library is a member of the RAILS, LIBRAS, and CARLI. RAILS serves approximately 1,300 academic, public, school, and special libraries in northern and west-central Illinois. Its services include interlibrary delivery, continuing education, and more. LIBRAS membership consists of 19 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 89 academic and research libraries. 

Library Hours

Aug. 30 - Dec. 17

Monday - Thursday
7:30 a.m. - 11 p.m.

7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

1 - 11 p.m.

Aug. 30 - Dec. 17

Monday - Thursday
7:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.

7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

1 - 8 p.m.

  • Saturday, Sept. 4: Labor Day Weekend CLOSED
  • Sunday, Sept. 5: Labor Day Weekend CLOSED
  • Monday, Sept. 6: Labor Day CLOSED

  • Wednesday, Nov. 24: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Thursday Nov. 25: Thanksgiving CLOSED
  • Friday Nov. 26: Thanksgiving Break CLOSED
  • Saturday Nov. 27: Thanksgiving Break CLOSED
  • Sunday Nov. 28: Thanksgiving Break CLOSED

*The library is open to Concordia-Chicago students, faculty and staff only.

Library of Congress Subject Classification

A General Works Main Level
B Philosophy, Psychology, & Religion Main Level
C Auxiliary Sciences of History Second Level
D General & Old World History Second Level
E History of America Second Level
F History of the United States & British, Dutch, French & Latin America Second Level
G Geography, Anthropology, & Recreation Second Level
H Social Sciences Second Level
J Political Science Second Level
K Law Second Level
L Education Second Level
M Music Second Level
N Fine Arts Second Level
P Language & Literature Lower Level
Q Science Lower Level
R Medicine Lower Level
S Agriculture Lower Level
T Technology Lower Level
U Military Science Lower Level
V Naval Science Lower Level
Z Bibliography, Library Science, & General Information Resources Main Level

In addition to the Klinck Memorial Library, Concordia-Chicago students, faculty, and staff have access to other libraries in the state of Illinois. I-Share is a library catalog that provides information about the collections of 89 academic and research libraries.

Your Cougar Card also functions as a library card, which entitles you to check out materials from any I-Share member library. During this time, some libraries have modified their patron access policies.

Map of I-Share Libraries

The Cougar Card, issued by ID Card Services, functions as a library card for students, faculty, and staff. It does not display the library borrower ID. It is used to renew materials in the Library Catalog and to place and track interlibrary loan requests through I-Share, which provides information about the collections of 90 academic and research libraries in Illinois.

The library borrower ID is in the following format:

24211 followed by your nine-character "H number"
Example: 24211H88888888

Contact Access Services, 708-209-3057, toll free 866-733-8287 if your Cougar Card does not work as the borrower ID.

Library Staff