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Services for Visitors

Visitor access to the University Libraries, including the Information Commons (IC), Cudahy Library, and Lewis Library will resume on Tuesday, September 7.

Visitors are required to submit the following items upon entry to the IC or Lewis Library. Visitors may check in between 8AM and 5PM, Monday-Saturday. No visitors will be admitted after 5PM. Those checking in before 5PM may stay after 5PM but no reentry is permitted. There is no visitor access on Sundays.

  • (1) A valid, government-issued photo ID (driver’s license, state ID, or passport).
  • (2) A COVID-19 vaccine record card showing proof of COVID-19 vaccination.

Finding the Libraries

Library Locations & Maps

Parking and Transportation

Campus Parking for Visitors

Public Transportation and Ridesharing Information

Using the Libraries

  • Community Members
    Community members can gain entrance to the Information Commons and Cudahy Library Monday through Saturday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Upon entering, you will be required to present a government-issued photo ID at the front desk. Visitors are restricted during final exam periods. The Lewis Library at the Water Tower Campus does not allow community access. See Information Commons access policies and requirements.
  • Visiting Scholars
    Scholars visiting Loyola on a long-term basis in order to work with a faculty member or department can request a guest card. The Dean or department chair should submit a request via email to Chris Martin, Head of Access Services.
  • Students & Faculty from other institutions
    We have established reciprocal library privileges with a number of peer universities. See Reciprocal Borrowing Agreements for more details.
  • Alumni
    Alumni can enter the library buildings on both campuses by presenting their alumni card. See Services for Alumni for more information.
  • InfoPass
    If you need access to specific research material not available elsewhere, you may be eligible for an InfoPass. See InfoPass Policy for more information.
  • Friends of the Libraries
    Members of our Friends group have access to the libraries as well as book borrowing privileges.
  • Note: Due to contractual limitations we are unable to provide off-campus access to our online resources to anyone other than Loyola students, faculty, or staff.

    Community members will be restricted during final exam periods. Please review the hours page for the finals schedule and call if you are unsure.

Renting Library Facilities

Donovan Reading Room - Loyola Conference Services

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