Library and Clark Academic Center

Serving Calvary University

The Hilda Kroeker Library is home to more than 40,000 books, e-books, 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.

Growing Collection

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 online search services of the Kansas City Public Library Consortium.

Online 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.


Library Hours

Cycle 2-5 Library Hours

Monday – Thursday  7:45am-9:00pm

Friday  7:45am-5:00pm

Saturday  1:00-5:00pm

Sunday  closed

Cycles 1 and 6 Library Hours

Monday – Thursday  8:00am-5:00pm

Friday – Sunday  closed

Between Cycles, J-Term, and Spring Break Library Hours

Monday – Friday  8:00am-5:00pm

Saturday – Sunday  closed

Closed/Alternate Hours

September 3  closed (Labor Day)

November 21-24  closed (Thanksgiving)

December 24-26  closed (Christmas)

December 31-January 2  closed (New Year’s)

January 21  closed (MLK Day)

Who was Hilda Kroeker?

kroekerThe 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.

Contact the Library Staff

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The Clark Academic Center (CAC)

The CAC is designed for all students and is ready to assist in any academic area.

The Clark Academic Center is located in the Library and Clark Academic Center, next door to the Student Life Center.

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, e-books (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 for undergraduate and graduate students
  • Improving study skills
  • Managing time skills
  • Enhancing reading skills
  • Graduate thesis and dissertation help
  • Other services include exam proctoring and learning style accommodations.


CAC Hours:

Monday: 9–11, 2–5, and 6–9
Tuesday–Thursday: 9–11, 1–5, and 6–9.
Friday: 9–11 and 1–4
Saturday: 1–4

Contact with papers and questions or to schedule an appointment.

Thomas Crank

Thomas Crank


For over ten years, Thomas has been helping students improve their writing, get grammar, and gain academic confidence. Before becoming the current Director of the Clark Academic Center, Thomas tutored for a college writing center, taught composition at the collegiate and high school level, taught English in China, and started a tutoring business. He is the author of The Writer’s Sketchbook: Weird Worlds and The Writer’s Sketchbook: A Volatile Adventure.

Brooke Glaszczak

Brooke Glaszczak

Head Tutor

Brooke is from Kansas City, Missouri and is studying Biblical Counseling. She hopes to counsel teens and young adults in the future after she graduates from Calvary. Along with helping others, she is passionate about reading, writing, photography, and music. She is excited to help students grow academically as she begins her first year of tutoring at the Center.

Contact the CAC Staff

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Calvary is part of the Kansas City Public Library-Library Services Program (KCPL-LSP) library consortium, which allows members of the Calvary community the ability to borrow books from 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. Galaxie Theological Journal Library and ProQuest Research Library are accessible in the library and on the homepage of your Student Portal or Faculty Portal.


Library Handbook

Turabian Help

Turabian Style Guide
Turabian Defaults for College
Turabian Defaults for Seminary
Seminary Style Guide
Sample Seminary Research Paper
Tutors' Grammar and Turabian Rubric

Writing Tips

Tips for Writing an Essay
Outlining an Essay
The Thesis Statement
Questioning as We Write
Common Writing Errors
Tips for Quality Research
Punctuation Guide
How to Avoid Plagiarism
What are Homonyms?
Common Colloquialisms and Idioms
Fragments and Run-On Sentences

Study Tips

Making Memory Work
Memory Mechanics
Taking Specific Types of Tests
Emergency Test Prep
How to Analyze a Poem
Time Management Grid