To check out a book during the rest of the year, use the I-Share catalog to make requests for books in the Wiggin Library collection (including course reserves) or from other I-Share libraries. Making your request through I-Share means you will can monitor due dates and renew borrowed books online. If you would like to pick up your book(s) in person at the Wiggin Library, when you submit your request make sure pick-up library is "Meadville Lombard Theological School" and pick-up location is "Circulation Desk." If you'd like your book(s) shipped to you, leave pick-up library as Meadville Lombard Theological School but change pick-up location to "USPS delivery (MLTS Only)."
If you do not have an I-Share account, call or e-mail the librarian to request books. In the email, send as much information as you can, including at least the title and author of the book, and your address. The librarian will e-mail you back as soon as possible to let you know when the book has been checked out to you, and when it is in the mail to you. If you have questions about how mailing books works, please go here.
Library books can be returned in person to the librarian or placed in the library mailbox in the Atherton Lounge on the 6th floor. If you are returning books in person, do not leave any Meadville Lombard library books with any member of Spertus staff, including the security staff on the 1st floor of the building. This also applies to any borrowed I-Share books.
If you borrowed a book and picked it up at another I-Share library, return it there.
Books can also be returned by mail. If you are returning books by mail, e-mail the librarian when you shipped them and you will receive an e-mail back to confirm that your books have been received and checked in. If you have questions about how mailing books works, please go here.