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In Fall 2020 access will be restricted to current Loyola students, faculty, and staff. For health and safety reasons, the Libraries cannot provide study space or access to public computers to Loyola alumni and community members during the Fall semester. Appointments will be considered only in exceptional circumstances and access is at the sole discretion of the University Libraries. Please email to request an appointment. 

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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