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Hilda Kroeker Library

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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.

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 12 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.


Association of Christian Librarians  Reciprocal Borrowing Program

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

Library Hours

Current Library Hours

Monday 9:00am-8:00pm

Tuesday 9:00am-8:00pm

Wednesday  9:00am-5:00pm

Thursday  9:00am-8:00pm

Friday  10:00am-2:00pm

Saturday – Sunday closed


Alternate Hours

Thursday, December 16  9am-5pm

Friday, December 17  closed

Monday, December 20  9am-5pm (closed sporadically throughout the day)

Tuesday, December 21  9am-11:45am

Wednesday, December 22 – Sunday, January 2  closed  (Christmas/New Year’s)



New Year’s Day

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Easter Weekend (Friday-Sunday)

Commencement Friday and Saturday

Memorial Day

Summer Break (July 4-7, 2022)

OnRamp (August 11, 2022)

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.

Contact the Library Staff

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Tiffany Smith

Tiffany Smith


Sandy Smith

Sandy Smith

Library Donations Clerk

Eidene Anderson

Eidene Anderson

Assistant Librarian


Calvary is part of the Kansas City Public Library-Library Services Program (KCPL-LSP) library consortium, which allows members of the Calvary community in the Kansas City area the ability to borrow books from consortium members. This is done through the courier service, MALA. 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 Populi homepage.


Library Handbook