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Visitors are welcome at the Wiggin Library! We exist to support students and faculty of Meadville Lombard, as well as Unitarian Universalists and scholars of all (or no) faiths throughout the world.

Hours

Wiggin Library: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm, or by appointment*

Special Collections Reading Room: Monday to Friday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (except holidays and other days when the office is closed), by appointment

*Hours expand when students are on campus for Ingathering and Intensives. Please check the academic calendar for the dates and contact a librarian for specific open hours during these times. To make an appointment, contact a librarian.

Borrowing

Different types of users (students, alumni/ae, faculty and staff, religious professionals, lay Unitarian Universalists, and other researchers) have different item limits and circulation periods. Visitors may borrow books from the Wiggin Library based on your affiliation with other institutions. You can search our library catalog to find the resources you need. 

      • I-Share users can check books out in accordance with the I-Share Resource Sharing Code with a valid student ID or library card from your home library.
      • Association of Chicago Theological Schools (ACTS) and University of Chicago Library users can check out up to three books at one time with a valid student ID and ACTS Borrower Identification Card (contact your library for more information).
      • Chicago Area Theological Library Association libraries users can check out up to three books at a time with a valid student ID.
      • American Theological Library Association (ATLA) libraries users can check out up to three books at a time with a valid student ID, if your library participates in the ATLA Reciprocal Borrowing Program (check with your library to find out).
      • Meadville Lombard alumni/ae, UU seminarians, and UU religious professionals can check out up to three books at a time, regardless of any affiliation with any of the above library programs or consortia.