The Hilda Kroeker Library is home to more than 40,000 books, ebooks, and audio visual materials.The library primarily serves the needs of Calvary University students. Faculty, staff, and alumni, may also use the collection free of charge.
The library is a participating member of the Kansas City Public Library’s Library Services Program consortium (KCPL-LSP). This partnership allows students and faculty the ability to access materials from the local area that are not available at the Hilda Kroeker Library. The Mid-America Library Alliance (MALA) Courier Service serves as the link to these resources. In addition, interlibrary loan requests for materials that are located outside the KCPL-LSP consortium can be made by contacting library staff directly or via email.
Monday-Friday- 7:45 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Saturday- 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday – Closed
The Library will be closed January 16 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, April 14 for Good Friday, and May 6 for Commencement. The Library will be closing at 2:00 pm on March 17 and March 24. The Library will be closing at 4:00 pm on February 10, March 27, and April 7.
Email the Librarian: Tiffany Smith
Who was Hilda Kroeker?
The campus library is named after Miss Hilda Kroeker, the first degreed librarian of Calvary at its present location. Miss Kroeker served over 20 years of faithful and dedicated service. She did much for the library that makes it what it is today. On April 4, 2001, Calvary had “Hilda Kroeker Day” and honored her for her years of service to the Library and to Calvary. Miss Kroeker went to be with her Savior in January of 2009.
Approximately 50 percent of the resource center is devoted to Bible and theology. The collection includes not only the works of classical and contemporary Bible scholars but also important primary source materials and technical biblical language tools. The Library has access to periodical databases, both secular and theological. The Library is a member of the Kansas City Public Library Consortium. The membership in the Consortium gives students access to over 2.5 million resources. Calvary also has membership in the Kansas City Metropolitan Library Information Network. These memberships provide access to the resources available in over 22 public and private libraries in the Kansas City area, including the on-line search services of the Kansas City Public Library Consortium. On-line catalog service to consortium members is provided through terminals in the Library, and courier service brings the resources to the Calvary campus twice a week.
Calvary is part of the Kansas City Public Library-Library Services Program (KCPL-LSP) library consortium, which allows members of the Calvary community the abiltiy to borrow books among consortium members. This is done through the courier service, KCMLIN. In addition, students and faculty are able to submit requests to the library for materials that are unavailable within the consortium. They would do this by sending an email request to the library through WorldCat.
EBSCO Research Database
Turabian Style Guide
Seminary Style Guide
The Clark Academic Center
The Clark Academic Center is located on West Campus across the hall from the Library.
Clark Academic Center Hours:
Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm (*closed during chapel and lunch)
Saturday, 1:00 – 3:00 pm
The Center is designed for all students and is ready to assist in any academic area; graduate students are also encouraged to use our services. Instead of worrying or stressing about assignments, come to the Clark Academic Center for expert help!
We provide a friendly atmosphere with tutors who really want to assist students. Our focus is on ministering to Calvary students to facilitate their academic success, while providing encouragement and academic resources. Our primary specialty is providing paper editing and Turabian Style formatting for class and research essays. In addition, students may email their work for checking; tutors try to return them within 48 hours. We also help students with disabilities by offering services such as special computer software, ebooks (from the library), and test or exam proctoring.
We are committed to encouraging and serving students! Come by to get academic help; study in one of our study rooms; or enjoy free cookies, coffee, tea, and candy!
Free tutoring is available for:
- Building writing skills
- Honing Turabian skills
- Improving study skills
- Managing time skills
- Enhancing reading skills
- Other services include exam proctoring and learning style accommodations.
Dr. Terri Stricker, the Director of the CAC, has been at Calvary for the past four years. She has taught English composition and literature, Humanities, German, Art, and Philosophy at various colleges and universities before coming to Calvary. Along with her husband, she has served twenty years in international mission work in Germany, Austria, and Argentina. Dr. Stricker’s concern for students and love for teaching motivate her to guide the Center’s philosophy of reaching out to students in every possible way.
Ashley Spicer (Head Tutor) is a missionary kid from the Philippines. She is finishing her fifth year at Calvary as an Elementary Education major. After graduating, Ashley plans to teach overseas, most likely in Asia. As a tutor for the Center, she enjoys the relaxing environment and loves witnessing the progress and improvements that students make when they chose to utilize the resources the Center has to offer.
Karinna Wong is an Intercultural Studies major from Foster City, California, who hopes to do something that ties together her passions for God, people, culture, and science. She loves to see people accomplish the things that they struggle to do, so she enjoys working in the Academic Center, where she gets to help that happen.
Celeste Williams is an Elementary Education major who hopes to teach in Papua New Guinea at a New Tribes Missions school. She enjoys many aspects of working in the CAC, some of which are enabling students to grow, growing personally, practicing tap routines while filling up the water pitcher, drinking tea, and eating cookies.
Philip Parker is a Secondary Education major from Harrison, Nebraska. His plans for the future include teaching and coaching basketball in a rural public high school. He enjoys working in the Clark Academic Center because he loves to help students succeed in everything that they do.
Adam Weeks is from Brownell, Kansas, and is studying Intercultural Ministry. Whether in music, writing, theater, or art, he loves to experience, enjoy, and express the beauty and wonder of God’s creation. After graduating, Adam hopes to use these avenues to help people connect with the truth of God’s character and love.
Jordan McFarland is an Advanced Biblical Studies major who is also earning an English minor. He plans to teach English to people in another country and use this opportunity to witness about Christ. As he works in the CAC, he enjoys helping others, learning as he teaches, watching students succeed, and eating cookies.