The Meadville Lombard Library and Archives provide resources not only to Meadville Lombard students and faculty, but also to religious professionals, members of the broader Unitarian Universalist community, and scholars of all (or no) faiths. Our complete library catalog is accessible to search online and most of our books can be shipped directly to users. Our digital archive is open to all users and new material is added every month.



COVID-19 Protocol for Library & Archives

Updated November, 13 2020

Due to an increase in COVID-19 rates, the city of Chicago has issued a stay-at-home advisory. Because of this, the Meadville Lombard Library and Archives is temporary pausing all physical circulation of print books until we are able to safely return to the library. For the Library and Archives, that means we will be unable to physically circulate any print books. If you currently have books checked out, please do not worry about due dates. You are free to keep the book(s) until we return to the office or you can mail back to us sooner. If you do mail books in, we will be unable to mark it received until we return to the library in December. Email us at if you have any questions or need anything you think the library can provide.

Ask a librarian or archivist

Our team of librarians and archivists are ready to help! If you have any questions, please reach out. Our librarians can help you out with account creation, database access, and reference questions. Our archivists can help with accessing archival collections, historical reference, and creating archives at your local congregation.