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Services for Graduate Students


The Circulation Desk is the central service point for the library. All materials, including books, audiovisual materials, course reserves, and Intercampus or Interlibrary Loan requests can be checked out from this location.

Loyola students may check out up to 500 books at a time.

Material Graduate
Books end of the semester
Films 5 days
Periodicals, reference books,
and archival materials
in library use only

See Borrowing for information on renewals, recalls, fines, and more.

Interlibrary Loan

If the item you need is not available through the University Libraries, you can request it via Interlibrary Loan (ILL). ILL is a fast, free service which obtains materials for study and research, such as books, theses, and periodical articles that are not otherwise available. To submit an ILL request, use ILLiad.

Graduate students who are enrolled in independent study or thesis supervision, do not attend or teach courses on campus, and live more than 20 miles from the Lakeside campuses are eligible for distance education services.

Research Assistance

Librarians are available to assist with research any time the libraries are open. For immediate assistance, Ask a Librarian, or use one of our helpful Research Guides to find the most useful resources for your research topic. You can also request an appointment with a subject specialist for individualized assistance with identifying and locating resources. In addition, the libraries offer regular Classes & Workshops to sharpen your research skills.

Graduate Study Lounges (Cudahy 3rd Floor)

Graduate students can borrow a Study Lounge key at the Cudahy Circulation Desk. The key will open either of the lounge areas on the 3rd floor.

Graduate Study Carrels (Cudahy Library)

Study carrels are available to PhD candidates who are either 1) doing dissertation research, or 2) studying for comprehensive exams. Carrels assignments are on a first-come, first-served basis, and there is often a wait list. Please contact David Schmidt with questions about availability.

Graduate Study Lounges (Lewis Library)

Graduate students can use the Collaborative Study Space located at Corboy, Lewis Library. Proceed to the 6th floor library entrance, and then use the library elevator to the 9th Floor, Room 900.


All University Libraries provide computer labs, wireless access, printing, and digital media services. See Computers & Technology for more information.

Course Reserves

Course Reserves are materials set aside by your instructor for use by your class. These can include books, excerpts from books, journal articles, films, videos, or audio recordings. Use the Course Reserves Search to find materials for your class, or see Course Reserves for more information.

eCommons and Open Access

Information about Loyola's eCommons institutional repository and open access.

Binding Services

Services for binding personal copies of your thesis or dissertation.

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