The Paul Bechtold Library

Library Hours

Academic Terms
Monday-Wednesday 8:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Thursday and Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Saturday 11a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sunday Closed

This schedule also includes Reading Week


Summer Institute Weeks (June 10-28, 2019)

Monday-Thursday 8:30 a.m. – 8:00  p.m.

Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Saturday Closed
Sunday 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm


Summer and Semester Breaks
Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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.

The library’s holdings include the Weber-Killgallon collection in religious education, and the library collection is particularly strong in materials related to religious orders, religious life, and Franciscan Studies.

New this year - EBSCO Discovery Service!

EBSCO Discovery Service — abbreviated as EDS — is a tool that enables searches of multiple CTU databases from one search box. It also integrates the CARLI I-Share catalog (you’ll get the same results that you would by selecting “All I-Share Libraries” and searching in the VuFind interface). If you’d like to search academic resources broadly or you’re not sure which CTU databases may contain what you’re looking for, EDS is a great place to start! For more, see EBSCO’s introduction to EDS and their tips for improving search results.

Contact Us

For general information, contact:
Paul Bechtold Library
Ph: 773.371.5465


For reference assistance, contact:
Deborah Winarski
Ph: 773.371.5463

Interlibrary Loan requests are processed by LaToya Thompson


Requests for professional services outside of those hours should be directed to Library Director Kris Veldheer.