About the Library

The Library exemplifies the vision of Concordia University Chicago. We aspire to be the destination library for all who seek to develop their full potential through a distinctive, innovative and dynamic environment of exploration, creativity and discovery. 

The Klinck Memorial Library provides resources to support the university curriculum. The collection is complemented by many academic, special, and public libraries in the Chicagoland area.

The Klinck Memorial Library is home to a growing number of ebooks, more than 160,000 print books, audio/visual materials and periodical subscriptions, 480,000 ERIC microfiche documents, and over 100 electronic databases with remote access. A special collection of musical scores and long-playing vinyl albums is also available for use by library patrons. There are over 40 public computers and wireless Internet access is provided.

The Center for Church Music is a part of the library. There are two designated quiet zones on the main and upper levels. CougarNet is located on the upper level of the library building. The Academic Center for Excellence and university archives are on the lower level.

The 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 K-12 curriculum materials and both fiction and non-fiction books from PreK to young adult. It houses a computer lab, classroom space and a production room with laminator and die cuts. The Instructional Design and Technology department and the Center for Literacy are also located in the Resource Center.

The Klinck Memorial Library is a member of the RAILS, LIBRAS, and CARLI. LIBRAS membership consists of 19 private college and university libraries located in the Chicago metropolitan area, focused on promoting cooperation, continuing education, and networking among its members. CARLI member libraries share resources, including the I-Share online catalog, among 91 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.