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The library is currently accepting donations! We accept books, DVDs, and board games! Questions? Contact Sandy at 816-425-6154. Thank you!


Serving Calvary University

The Hilda Kroeker Library is home to more than 30,000 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.

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 newest collection in the library is board games!


Mobius Consortium

The Library is a member of the Mobius Consortium; which also provides connection to Prospector Consortium (Colorado). The membership in the Consortium gives students access to over 30 million resources. These memberships provide access to the resources available in 17 public and private libraries in the Kansas City area, as well as access to the entire Mobius network consisting of 80 libraries (233 branches). Students can use the pickup anywhere function to pick up their materials at the participating library closest to them. Calvary also has membership in the Kansas City Metropolitan Library Information Network.

Online catalog service to consortium members is provided by clicking here and courier service brings the resources to the Calvary campus Monday-Thursday.


Mobius Instructional Videos

Introduction to Mobius

New Search – item owned by Calvary

New Search – item owned by another library in KC-Towers

My Library Account



Prospector (Colorado)


Library Hours



Monday – Friday 9:00am-5:00pm


Alternate Hours

Monday, May 27  closed (Memorial Day)

Thursday, June 20  10am-4:30pm

Monday, June 24  9am-3pm

Thursday, June 27  10am-4:30pm

Friday, June 28 – Friday, July 5  closed (summer break)

Thursday, August 8  closed (inservice)



New Year’s Day

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Good Friday

Commencement Friday and Saturday

Memorial Day

Summer Break 

Faculty/Staff Inservice 

Labor Day

Thanksgiving Break (Wed-Sun)

Christmas Break

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.

American Theological Library Association Reciprocal Borrowing Program

This program allows all current Calvary University students, faculty, and staff to checkout physical materials from participating ATLA schools for free (map of participating libraries)

Association of Christian Librarians Reciprocal Borrowing Program

This program allows all current Calvary University students, faculty, and staff to checkout physical materials from participating ACL schools for free. (click the link and then scroll down to Borrowing Procedures for more information)

Courtesy Card Program

This program allows all current Calvary University students, faculty, and staff to checkout physical materials from participating schools for free. (click the link for more information)

Resource Gathering Program

This program allows all current Calvary University students, and is particularly beneficial to graduate students. When students want to use this resource, they must contact [email protected] to schedule a 30-minute interview in which they will discuss the specifics of the student’s topic. This interview can be in-person, over the phone, or on teams. After the interview, Eidene will work with the students to gather resources.

The times available for interview appointments are Wednesdays 1-4pm and Thursdays 1-4pm. It is recommended to schedule in advance, but walk-ins will be received if appointments are available. If an interview time outside of these hours (Wed/Thur 1-4pm) is required, the student should contact [email protected] with a minimum of three proposed interview slot requests on Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays 9am-5pm.

Tiffany Smith

Tiffany Smith


Sandy Smith

Sandy Smith

Library Donations Clerk

Eidene Anderson

Eidene Anderson

Assistant Librarian


Calvary is part of the Mobius library consortium, which allows members of the Calvary community in the Mobius and Prospector service areas the ability to borrow physical items from consortium members. This is done via a courier service. 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 on the Populi homepage. ATLA eBook Lending Program and ATLA Religion Database with ATLASerials are accessible via links below.



Audio Literature

  • Lit2go (free online collection of stories and poems in Mp3 (audiobook) format)

Bible Study, Greek, and Hebrew Tools

  • (features topical, Greek and Hebrew study tools, plus concordances, commentaries, dictionaries, sermons, and devotionals)
  • (commentaries, dictionaries, concordances, audio books, and more)
  • Free Bible Commentary (a non-profit Bible study ministry dedicated to empowering people to interpret the Bible for themselves)
  • Got Questions (Got Questions Ministries seeks to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ by providing biblical, applicable, and timely answers to spiritually related questions through an internet presence)
  • Perseus Digital Library (history, literature and culture of the Greco-Roman world)
  • (Bibles and study resources)
  • Thesaurus Linguae Graecae (TLG®) (subcorpus (abridged) together with the extensive bibliographical database developed by the TLG (Canon of Greek Authors and Works) is open to the public)

Bible Study Resources

  • Bible Gateway Resources (full-text Bible in various versions, commentaries, encyclopedias, dictionaries)
  • (commentaries, dictionaries, concordances, audio books, and more)
  • (powerful tools for an in-depth study of God’s Word including a free online reference library, with study tools that are grounded in the historical, conservative Christian faith)
  • (Bibles and study resources)

Books and Journals

  • (free public domain eBooks)
  • Google Books (the world’s most comprehensive index of full-text books)
  • Gutenberg-e (historical distinguished and innovative scholarship delivered with creative and thoughtful use of digital technology
  • Electronic Journals Library (a service to facilitate the use of scholarly journals on the internet. It offers a fast, structured and unified interface to access full-text articles online)
  • FeedBooks (fiction and non-fiction eBook titles)
  • Index Theologicus (International Bibliography of Theology and Religious Studies)
  • LibriVox (eBooks and audio books)
  • Making of America Journals (a digital library of primary sources in American social history primarily from the antebellum period through reconstruction)
  • Many Books (library of books in digital format (eBooks))
  • MERLOT Collection (discipline-specific learning materials intended to enhance the teaching experience of using a learning material)
  • Online Books Page (facilitates access to books that are freely readable over the Internet)
  • Project Gutenberg (over 60,000 free eBooks with focus on older works for which U.S. copyright has expired)
  • Springer Link (open access eBooks)
  • University of Southern California (USC) Digital Library (drawings, illuminated manuscripts, maps, photographs, posters, prints, rare illustrated books, as well as audio and video recordings)

Business and Economics

Christian Literature

Counseling Resources

  • ACA Code of Ethics (Sets forth the ethical obligations of ACA members and provides guidance intended to inform the ethical practice of professional counselors)
  • APA Ethics Code (Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct)


English and Writing Resources

Government Resources



Local Public Libraries


Open Access Materials

  • Digital Commons Network (free, full-text scholarly articles from hundreds of universities and colleges worldwide)
  • Directory of Open Access Books (goal of increasing discoverability of Open Access books and is open to all publishers who publish academic, peer reviewed books in Open Access )
  • Directory of Open Access Journals (community-curated online directory that indexes and provides access to high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals)
  • EBSCO Open Dissertations (open access dissertations)
  • Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) (the world’s most widely used index to educational-related literature)
  • The Free Library  (Business/Industry, Communications, Entertainment, Health, Humanities, Law, Government, Politics, Recreation/Leisure, Science/Technology, and Social Sciences)
  • HathiTrust (digital preservation repository and highly functional access platform)
  • Internet Archive (a non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more)
  • Journals for Free (a directory of open access journals and journals with some kind of open access to their materials)
  • JSTOR (open access journals, eBooks, images)
  • JURN (arts, humanities, business, law, nature, science, medical)
  • Open Access Digital Theological Library (religious studies/related disciplines from publisher websites, institutional repositories, scholarly societies, archives, and public domain collections)
  • Open Access Network (subject specific European open access project)
  • Open Library (open, editable library catalog, building towards a webpage for every book ever published)

Search Engines

Science and Medicine

Specific Religions Encyclopedias, Documents, Maps, Dictionaries, etc.

Textbook Sources

  • Open Textbook Library (textbooks that have been funded, published, and licensed to be freely used, adapted, and distributed)

Theological and Historical Online Articles and Books

Theses and Dissertations


  • Excel Easy (tutorial on how to use Microsoft Excel)


Library Handbook