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.

Library Hours

January 8 – May 10

Monday – Thursday  7:45am-9:00pm

Friday  7:45am-5:00pm

Saturday  1:00-5:00pm

Sunday  closed

Closed/Alternate Hours

January 15  closed  (MLK day)

March 17  closed  (spring break)

March 19-23  7:45am-5:00pm  (spring break)

March 24  closed  (spring break)

March 26  7:45am-3:00pm  (spring break)

March 30-31  closed  (Easter)

May 3-4  closing 10:45am-12:15pm  (Awards Chapel/Baccalaureate)

May 5  closed  (Commencement)

May 28  closed  (Memorial Day)

July 4  closed  (Independence Day)

Summer Hours

May 11-August 12

Monday – Thursday  8:00am-5:00pm

Friday – Sunday  closed

Email the Librarian: Tiffany Smith

Online Catalog

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.

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.


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.


Turabian Style Guide
Library Handbook
Seminary Style Guide

The Clark Academic Center

lcThe 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, lunch, and staff meetings from 11:00 to 12:00 on Thursdays); Saturday, 1:00 – 4:00 pm

Evening hours: Monday – Thursday, 7:00 – 9:00 pm, in the dorm

Contact with papers and questions or to schedule an appointment.

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.


 For over ten years, Thomas Crank 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.

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, which is why she enjoys working in the Academic Center.

picture1Celeste 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.

Adam Weeks is from Brownell, Kansas, and is studying Biblical Counseling. Whether in music, writing, theater, or art, he hopes to use these avenues to help people grow in an understanding of God’s great love and goodness. He is thankful for the chance to encourage students as they work towards their goals.

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.

Brooke Glaszczak 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.

Turabian Help

Turabian Defaults for Seminary
Turabian Defaults for College
Sample Seminary Research Paper
How to Avoid Plagiarism
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
Fragments and Run-On Sentences
How to Avoid Plagiarism
What are Homonyms?
Common Colloquialisms and Idioms

Study Tips

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