Library News (Chicago)


New Library Catalog

Moody Library Services is proud to provide a new online catalog starting on Monday, March 12. Along with offering the new online catalog, Crowell Library in Chicago will be joining 89 other Illinois academic libraries that are part of the Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois (CARLI) I-Share system.

Click here to read about the new online catalog and the new services available to Moody students, staff, and faculty who live in Illinois starting on March 12.



Black History Month Library Display

Crowell Library celebrates Black History Month:

First floor: Treasured Moments audio-video kiosk features dozens of short videos profiling African Americans who lived out their faith in remarkable ways.

Lower level: Books and videos line the display unit as you enter the main collection. Tables display inventions and improvements attributed to African Americans. Photos line the skylight wall depicting African Americans who made history, with special emphasis on those who professed Christ and changed the nation.

Download a copy of the Black History Resource List.



Reduced Friday Hours

Based on the need to provide cost savings, the decision has been made to reduce the Library’s hours on Fridays.

  • Effective January 1, our regularly scheduled hours on Fridays will be 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Your questions and comments may be sent to Library Director Jim Preston at



Bible Software

BibleWorks 10 is available for up to ten students at one time too use in the computer lab on the lower level of the library.

Tutorials for BibleWorks 10



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Why does the library buy books and e-resources and remove older, outdated items?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.


Location Info

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


Spring Semester, 2018

Mon - Th:  7:30am-Midnight
Fridays:  7:30am - 5pm
Saturdays:  9am - Midnight
Sundays:  6pm - Midnight

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