News and Updates (Chicago)


Thank You For Your Patience

The library is a growing organism, and there can be growing pains when services are upgraded. Thank you for your patience as we recently launched a new proxy server which controls the connections to all the library databases.



News and iPads

iPads are available on the first floor now ... a great way to read these periodicals:

  • Chicago Tribune
  • Christianity Today
  • New York Times
  • Newsweek
  • Wall Street Journal
  • World Magazine



How Does Your Library Grow?

Why does the library buy books and e-resources and remove older, outdated items? It’s all explained in our Collection Development Policy at



New Reciprocal Borrowing Programs

MBI Crowell Library joined two reciprocal borrowing networks this year. These programs will allow Moody students to borrow materials from libraries in the Chicago area as well as in select libraries across the country.

ATLA Reciprocal Borrowing Program

  • All currently-enrolled Chicago MBI or MTS or Moody Distance Learning students, Moody faculty and Moody staff can participate in the American Theological Library Association (ATLA) Reciprocal Borrowing Program. Locate the schools that participate on this map. At the participating library, prospective borrowers will be required to show proof of enrollment or faculty/staff identification, as required by the lending library. An advance call is recommended to determine what proof of enrollment is required. Borrowers may check out materials according to the borrowing policies determined by the lending library. In order to maintain reciprocal borrowing privileges borrowers must follow local library policies and return items in a timely fashion. Ask a librarian or consult the ATLA Guidelines for more information regarding the ATLA reciprocal borrowing program.

ACTS Reciprocal Borrowing Program

  • All currently-enrolled Chicago MTS students, Moody faculty, and Moody staff are eligible to participate in the Association of Chicago Theological Schools (ACTS) reciprocal borrowing program. ACTS schools currently number eleven seminaries, including North Park Theological Seminary and Trinity International University. See the ACTS web site for library locations and hours. In order to borrow materials from an ACTS school, the prospective borrower must first register for ACTS with Christopher Ullman, MBI Public Services Head Librarian (Sweeting 019, x4353), to receive an ACTS card. The ACTS card and one’s Moody ID card must be presented to the ACTS library in order to borrow items. Borrowers must follow the borrowing procedures of the lending library. Ask a librarian or see the ACTS policy page for more information regarding ACTS reciprocal borrowing.



New Bible Software

BibleWorks 10 is now available for student use in the computer lab on the lower level of the library.


Location Info

Moody Bible Institute
820 N. LaSalle Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60610-3284
Sweeting Center
(312) 329-4136


Week of Sept. 18, 2017

Mon - Th: 7:30am - Midnight
Fri, 9/22:  7:30am - 1:30pm
Fri - CLOSED:  1:30pm - 4pm
Fri, 9/22:  4pm - 11pm
Saturdays:  9am - Midnight
Sundays:  6pm - Midnight

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