Extensive Resources for Study and Research
The Paul Bechtold Library contains 150,000 volumes and receives 500 periodicals, providing resources for study and research by students and faculty members. The library’s holdings include the Weber-Killgallon collection in religious education, and the library collection is particularly strong in materials related to religious orders, religious life, and Franciscan Studies.
CTU’s memberships in the Association of Chicago Theological Schools, Chicago Area Theological Library Association, the Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois (CARLI), and the I-Share Group Catalog allow library patrons access to other library resources in the city of Chicago, the state of Illinois, and the rest of the nation.
Monday-Thursday 8:30 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Saturday 11a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sunday 4 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Summer and Semester Breaks
Monday-Friday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
The Paul Bechtold Library is located on the fifth floor of Catholic Theological Union’s Academic and Conference Center Building, 5416 S. Cornell Ave., Chicago.
The Library Staff is available from 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Monday – Friday
For general information, contact:
Paul Bechtold Library
For reference assistance, contact:
Requests for professional services outside of those hours should be directed to Kris Veldheer (email@example.com), Library Director.
|Frances Hankins||Office/Public Services/ILL Managerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Ann Heinrichs||Metadata/Cataloging Librarianemail@example.com|
|LaToya Thompson||Public Services Assistant (Circulation)||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Deborah Winarski||Electronic Resources and Instruction Librarianemail@example.com|