Extensive resources for study and research
The Paul Bechtold Library contains 150,000 volumes and receives 500 periodicals, providing resources for study and research by students and faculty members. Beyond the general theological holdings, the library has special collections in mission studies, history of religions, and homiletics. Recent additions to the library include the Weber-Killgallon collection in religious education, Christian art, Morenna (St. Thomas More), religious life and Franciscan Studies.
CTU's memberships in the Association of Chicago Theological Schools, Chicago Area Theological Library Association, the Metropolitan Library System, the Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois (CARLI), and the I-Share Group Catalog allow library patrons access to other library resources in the city of Chicago, the state of Illinois and the rest of the nation.