Specker Library

About the Specker Memorial Library      

Specker Memorial Library provides information resources for students and faculty at Calumet College of St. Joseph. There are over 110,000 volumes of books, 74 current paper periodical titles, and 1,417 multimedia items including videos in the collection. Electronic resources are available through the library and the College’s computer labs, as well as from outside the library through the Library’s web page: http://www.ccsj.edu/library. The electronic resources include an online catalog, Pegasus; ebooks or electronic books; online periodical databases including many full-text periodical articles, legal resources, Internet resources, and access to other area libraries. Free delivery of periodical articles and books from other libraries is available through an interlibrary loan service. Personal library assistance is available for all CCSJ students and faculty by visiting the library and stopping at the Circulation Desk, or by calling and asking for reference assistance (219) 473-4373.

Mission Statement:

Specker Library of Calumet College of St. Joseph provides information resources and services that support the college's mission and educational programs. Librarians collect materials and furnish access to information across various formats to promote a liberal education, training for careers, and the development of lifelong learning skills for a culturally diverse student population.

Vision Statement:

The staff at Specker Memorial Library is committed to transforming our present facility into a library for the 21st century. We will create access to library information and services without regard to time and space limitations. We will create an environment within the physical library that is user friendly, student centered, and provides the tools necessary for research in a digital world. We will create a virtual library with electronic access to library information and services to our students, faculty and staff.

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Library Contact Information

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday: 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Closed Sunday
Telephone: (219) 473-4373
Email: library@ccsj.edu