Campus Resources

Library Services

The Klinck Memorial Library provides print and electronic resources to support the university curriculum. The collection is complemented by many academic, special, and public libraries in the Chicago-land area. Klinck Memorial Library is home to more than 160,000 books and audio/visual materials, 150 print periodical subscriptions, 480,000 ERIC microfiche documents, and over 50 electronic databases with remote access. A special collection of musical scores, long-playing vinyl albums, and CDs is also available for use by library patrons. There are over 40 public computers and wireless Internet access is provided. A group study and rare book room, as well as the audio/visual listening and viewing center, are part of the library.

Christopher Resource Center, located in the Christopher Center Building on the west end of campus, is an integral part of the Klinck Memorial Library. The Resource Center contains a large collection of both fiction and non-fiction materials from Pre K-young adult, as well as an extensive curriculum collection, representing textbooks and teaching materials from different publishers in all levels and subject areas. It houses a production room which includes a laminator, die cut machines with various die cuts, a binding machine, and construction paper. The Instructional Design Center and the Siebert Technology/Portfolio Lab are also located in the Resource Center. This lab is used by the Teacher Education Department along with the Department of Leadership for creating electronic portfolios.

The Klinck Memorial Library is a member of the Metropolitan Library System, LIBRAS, and CARLI. LIBRAS membership consists of 17 private college and university libraries located in the Chicago metropolitan area focusing on promoting cooperation, continuing education and networking among its members. CARLI member libraries share resources, including the I-Share online catalog, among 76 academic and research libraries. In addition, Concordia University Chicago is a member of the University Center of Lake County which provides bachelor completion, graduate, and advanced professional development programs to those who work and reside in Lake County.

For More Information:

Phone: 708-209-3050

Email: library@CUChicago.edu


The Barnes & Noble campus bookstore is located on the lower level of the Koehneke Community Center (KCC). Available are all textbooks for courses, school supplies, gift items, greeting cards and University clothing.

For More Information:

Location: KCC Lower Level

Phone: 708-209-3173

Email: BarnesandNoble@CUChicago.edu

Post Office

The campus post office is located in the Koehneke Community Center (KCC) and handles all on-campus mail, federal mail and international mail as well as making stamps and other postal services available. All students, both commuter and residential, have a mailbox assigned to them.

For More Information:

Location: KCC Lower Level

Office Hours: 9:00a-12:30p and 1:30p–4:00p (M-F)

Phone: 708-209-3035

Email: Leslie.Brown@CUChicago.edu

Koehneke Community Center (KCC)

The KCC is the “living room” of the campus and is a people place.  The KCC provides many opportunities for student interaction and community involvement through auxiliary services and a wide variety of activities.  A large portion of the center’s 69,000 square feet functions as the food service area, preparing meals on a contract or cash basis.  The Crossroads dining hall is on the main level, along with Charlie T’s Café.

Additional services on the lower level include the Barnes & Noble Campus Bookstore and Post Office.  The upper level offers the student government offices as well as the Oak Park River Forest Room, a large meeting room.  There is also opportunity for informal meetings in the many lounges throughout the KCC.

Coordination of the KCC’s activities and off-campus group room reservations are handled through the office located on the main level.  The Information Desk has restaurant and Chicago events information as well as a wealth of general information.

Student use of university facilities or equipment for private gain is not permitted.  Students are encouraged to reserve meeting space for small groups and all campus activities by contacting the Coordinator of Campus Events at the e-mail address listed below.

For More Information:

Phone: 708-209-3090

Email: Ginny.Illich@CUChicago.edu

Job Board

The university receives requests from residents and businesses in the surrounding communities for employment of students on a part-time basis.  These jobs include many types of employment, such as babysitting, cleaning, painting, yard work, clerical duties, sales work, etc.  Students interested in assisting themselves financially in this way should check the job bulletin boards, one on the lower level of the Koehneke Community Center (KCC) and the other on 1st Brohm.

Early Childhood Center

The Early Childhood Education Center is located on the first floor of the Christopher Center.  The center provides full day care for children 6 weeks to 6 years as well as offering part time preschool programs for children 3 and 4 years of age.  The Early Childhood Center is a lab school providing support to college of education students for observation and teaching opportunities.

Our full time programs are available to faculty, staff, undergraduate and graduate students.  Children ages 6 weeks through five years may attend Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. if they are registered for classes and if space is available.  This service operates through the academic year as well as during summer sessions.  Call 708/209-3099 for more information.

For More Information:

Location: Christopher Center

Phone: 708-209-3099

Email: crfecec@CUChicago.edu