Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Library J-Term Hours

The hours for J-Term are as follows:

January 4-5: Closed

January 6-February 3, 2014
Monday-Thursday: 8:30am-7pm
Friday: 8:30am-4:30pm
Saturday: 11am-2pm
Sunday: Closed
January 20: Closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

February 3-7 2014
Monday-Friday: 9am-4pm
February 8-9: Closed

Library Christmas Break Hours

The library will be observing semester break hours during the week, and will be closed on the weekends. The library hours over the break are as follows:

December 10-13: 9am to 4pm
December 14-15: Closed
December 16-20: 9am to 4pm
December 21-22: Closed
December 23: 9am to 4pm
December 24, 2013 - January 1, 2014: Closed
January 2-3: 9am to 4pm

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Library Closed for Thanksgiving

The library will be closed for Thanksgiving:

Thursday - Saturday
November 28 - November 30

Library hours for Sunday, December 1:

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Library Sponsored Movie Night Tuesday, October 29th

All are invited to attend the library’s film screening on Tuesday, October 29th at 7p.m in Room 504. The Colors of the Mountain is in Spanish with English subtitles - this film was the winner of the New Directors Award at the San Sebastian International Film Festival. A brief discussion time will follow.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Database Trials for TryIt Illinois Ongoing for October and November

The TryIt Illinois database trials are ongoing until the end of November. Many databases with full text and streaming video are available for searching, and can be accessed at the TryIt Illinois website. Please stop by or contact the library for login information.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

CUA Live Stream Conference on Catholic Archives on October 9th

A live stream of the Catholic Archives in the Digital Age conference will take place from 9am to 3:30pm on Wednesday, October 9th. This event is co-sponsored by the Catholic University of America and the University of Notre Dame, and is aimed at anyone who is interested in Catholic Studies in the United States.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Celebrate Theological Libraries Month with Cake and Coffee on October 1st!

Come and enjoy a break in the library with treats and coffee on Tuesday, October 1st from 3pm to 5pm.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Brown Bag Workshop for Zotero on September 26th at Noon

A library workshop on Zotero will take place on Thursday, September 26th from noon to 1pm in Room 504. Zotero is a citation and bibliographic management system that allows you to save, edit and manage citations, as well as take notes for your research. The workshop will cover the basics of installing the Zotero add-on for your Firefox browser, how to add items to your Zotero library, and how to insert citations and bibliographies into your papers using Zotero. You are welcome to bring your lunch, and your laptop, if you wish; please install the Firefox browser on your laptop before attending the workshop.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Library Adds Historical Statistics of the United States Online to Collection

The library now has access to the Historical Statistics of the United States through the CARLI consortium. This online resource includes statistical information on social, economic and political conditions in the United States.

Library Workshop on E-Books on September 12th

A brown bag workshop on E-books will take place on Thursday, September 12th from noon to 1pm in Room 304. Please bring your lunch and your laptop or mobile device, if you wish. We will be exploring the library's many e-book collections and discuss how you can make the most of both the library's collections as well as free e-book collections online.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Humanities and Social Sciences E-Books Added to Library Collection

Two new online resources are available for CTU library patrons. The ACLS Humanities e-book collection includes over 3700 books. The Sage E-Reference collection can be used to search reference e-books for articles in the areas of history, education and the social sciences.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

CTU Catalogs Digitized Through CARLI and the Internet Archive

The library has recently digitized CTU's course catalogs, the Announcements, making previous course descriptions and information about CTU's educational programs available online. Catalogs from the Chicago Cluster of Theological Schools and the Association of Chicago Theological Schools are also available.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Library Closed July 4th and July 5th

The library will be closed on Thursday, July 4th and Friday, July 5th.

Library Summer Break Hours from June 30th to August 30th
Monday - Friday: 9am - 4pm
Closed Saturdays and Sundays

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Library Adds Two New Alexander Street Press Collections to Resources

The CARLI consortium has made two additional Alexander Street Press collections available for its governing member libraries. These include Black Thought and Culture, a collection of major non-fiction works by African-Americans, and Women and Social Movements in the United States, a collection of primary source documents.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Rare Books from CTU Library on Display at the Newberry

The Newberry Library is presenting an exhibit of rare books entitled Treasures of Faith: Twenty Years of Acquisitions until Saturday, July 6th, 2013. The exhibit includes acquisitions from local institutions, such as Mundelein College and McCormick Theological Seminary, as well as Catholic Theological Union. Several items in the exhibit were donated by CTU, and the donated titles in the Newberry collection can be searched in the I-Share catalog.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Library Adds Alexander Street Videos to Collection

As a benefit of the library's membership in CARLI, the library has obtained six streaming video collections from Alexander Street Press. These include: Black Studies in Video, Ethnographic Video Online - Volumes I and II, Filmakers Library Online, Health and Society in Video, and World History in Video.

These collections were selected to support the curriculum of CTU generally, and also to provide additional access to multicultural and ethnographic materials. Since these collections consist of streaming video, the individual videos cannot be downloaded, but individuals can build playlists of videos they would like collect for later viewing. Many videos also includes transcripts of their content.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Library Summer Hours

The library will be open the following for the summer:

May 21st - June 7th
Monday - Friday: 9am - 4pm
Closed Saturdays and Sundays
Closed Monday, May 27th for Memorial Day

Summer Institute
June 10th - June 29th
Monday - Friday: 8am - 7pm
Saturday: 11am - 4pm
Closed Sundays

Break hours begin on Sunday, June 30th
Monday - Friday: 9am - 4pm
Closed Saturdays and Sundays
Closed Thursday, July 4th

Monday, March 11, 2013

Library Film Rescheduled for 3pm March 12th in Room 210

The library has rescheduled the film, A Question of Habit, for Tuesday, March 12th at 3pm in Room 210. We hope to see you there, and that you will stay for the SRC sponsored film, Band of Sisters, at 4pm.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Film Night March 5th Cancelled Due to Weather

Due to the cancellation of afternoon and evening classes, the library's film night is cancelled.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Library Film Night Tuesday March 5th - A Question of Habit

All are invited to attend a viewing of the hour long documentary, A Question of Habit, in the library on Tuesday, March 5th at 7pm. Filmmaker Bren Ortega Murphy will be present and participating in the film discussion.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Passionist Periodicals Digitized on Internet Archive

The library's latest book digitization proposal for the CARLI Book Digitization Initiative is now available on the library's Internet Archive page. The complete run of the Passionist Bulletin from the Holy Cross Province is available, as well as another periodical from the St. Paul of the Cross Province, Verbum Crucis. One volume of the Sign is also available, published by the Passionists.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Access To CTU Library When Ctu.Edu Is Down

When the website is down, it is still possible to access library resources. Union is also available at Here are links to the most used library resources:

Library Catalog -
WorldCat Catalog -
Chicago Manual of Style
These resources are also available as a toolbar you can download for Firefox or Internet Explorer:

Friday, January 4, 2013

Library J-Term Hours

The hours for J-Term are as follows:

January 5-6: Closed

January 7-February 4, 2013
Monday-Thursday: 8:30am-7pm
Friday: 8:30am-4:30pm
Saturday: 11am-2pm
Sunday: Closed
January 21: Closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

February 5-8 2013
Monday-Friday: 9am-4pm
February 9-10: Closed