Library Hours

Regular Hours, Spring 2024 Semester (through 4/15/24)

Mon-Wed 8:30 am – 8:00 pm
Thurs-Fri 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Saturday -Sunday – closed

Reference help: 9:00 to 4:00 or by appointment.

Featured Books

MEDITATIONS ON CREATION IN AN ERA OF EXTINCTION

BIBLE, INTERPRETATION, AND CONTEXT : READING MEANING FROM AN AFRICAN PERSPECTIVE

THE WILEY BLACKWELL COMPANION TO LATINOAX THEOLOGY

THE NOT-YET GOD : CARL JUNG, TEILHARD DE CHARDIN, AND THE RELATIONAL WHOLE

The Paul Bechtold Library

Announcement, April 10, 2024

Photo of library staff member Derek Rieckens

Systems and Archives Librarian Derek Rieckens will be leaving CTU at the end of this week for a position with publishing company. Derek has seen the Library through some complicated technical transitions and has also moved the archive into new spaces– virtual and physical! We’ll miss his expertise and his willingness to help with any project that comes his way.  We’ll be hosting a farewell gathering on the morning of Thursday, April 11 (at 10:00 am), but he’ll be here through Friday if you’d like to stop by and wish him well! 

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General Information
Extensive Resources for Study and Research
Remote and Electronic Resources

Library Hours

Mon-Wed 8:30 am – 8:00 pm
Thurs-Fri 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Saturday-Sunday Closed

Reference hours: 9:00 to 4:00 or by appointment.

Books may be returned using the book drop in the reception area of our building’s first floor or the book drop by the main entrance of the Library.

Appointments are recommended if you’d like to meet with a librarian for research help or to use the archives.

Request a Library Book for Take Out

The Library staff can retrieve and check out books for you to pick up from the table outside the Library. You can make the request from within the PrimoVE catalog following the directions for Requesting Books from the CTU Library (please allow 48 hours for processing your request).

I-Share books and Interlibrary Loan materials are also available. I-Share books can be requested directly through the Library’s online catalog and Interlibrary Loan requests can be placed here.

Using Library resources from off campus? The IT Departments manages sign-in credentials for current students, faculty, and staff. Contact support@ctu.edu if you have questions about setting up your user name and pasword. Once registered, here are some tips on Signing In to Library Resources .

Reference help is available (in person and via phone, email, and video call) from library staff members. Please use the appointment form or reach out by e-mail first (library@ctu.edu) so we can determine the best time and method to use to assist you).

If you are a graduate of CTU there are three databases you may access: Atlas PLUS for Alums, JSTOR, and Project Muse (Religion Books ). Contact alumni@ctu.edu to receive username and password information for these databases.

Meet Our Staff

Kris Veldheer

Director

Kris Veldheer

Director
773.371.5460
kveldheer@ctu.edu

Aileen Mulchrone

Access Services and Reference Librarian

Aileen Mulchrone

Access Services and Reference Librarian
773.371.5465
amulchrone@ctu.edu

Derek Rieckens

Systems & Archives Librarian

Derek Rieckens

Systems & Archives Librarian
773.371.5464
drieckens@ctu.edu

Deborah Winarski

Electronic Resources & Instruction Librarian

Deborah Winarski

Electronic Resources & Instruction Librarian
773.371.5463
dwinarski@ctu.edu

Kris Veldheer
Director, The Paul Bechtold Library
773 371 5465