Fall Hours (September 6-December 19, 2022)
Mon-Wed 8:30 am – 8:00 pm
Thurs-Fri 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Saturday 12:00-4:00 pm
Closed Dec 24 – Jan 2
See our Facebook page for weekly variations in hours due to changing COVID protocols.
Books may be returned using the book drop in the reception area of our building’s first floor or the book return slot inside the glass doors at the Library entrance (5th floor).
Appointments are recommended if you’d like to meet with a librarian for research help or to use the archives.
Extensive Resources for Study and Research
The library is open for the 2022-23 school year, subject to adjustments required by changing COVID-19 protocols. Temporary changes will be listed on our Facebook page. The Library follows the rules of the larger CTU community with regard to masks and vaccination requirements. For information on the most current policies, call 773.371.5400 before coming to campus. If you’d like to meet with a librarian for reference assistance, appointments are highly recommended (use this form).
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 24 hours for processing your request).
I-Share books and Interlibrary Loan materials are also available. I-Share books can be ordered directly through the Library’s online catalog and Interlibrary Loan requests can be placed here.
Remote and Electronic Resources
Using Library resources from off campus? The IT Departments manages sign-in credentials for current students, faculty, and staff. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org 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 chat) from Deb Winarski. Please reach out by e-mail first 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 email@example.com to receive username and password information for these databases.
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For general information, contact:
Paul Bechtold Library
Interlibrary Loan request form