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Access & Usage Policy

Current Loyola Students, Faculty and Staff

Loyola students, faculty, and staff must present a current Loyola ID at the entrance to the library and carry their Loyola ID with them while using the IC, Cudahy Library, and Lewis Library.

Alumni, Friends of the Libraries, Reciprocal Borrowers, and Community Guests 

All visitors to the library must show proof of vaccination and a valid, government-issued photo ID. Alumni, Friends, and reciprocal borrowers should additionally bring an Alumni Card, a Friends of the Libraries Card, or an ID from a reciprocal institution, as applicable.  

Entry hours for community visitors at the Information Commons and Cudahy Library: 8AM to 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 community visitor access on Sundays or at Lewis Library. 

Entry hours for Alumni, Friends of the Libraries, those from reciprocal institutions, and guests of Loyola patrons: 

  • IC and Cudahy: Daily 8AM-midnight, or until buildings close. 

  • Lewis Library: Monday-Thursday, 8AM – 8PM; Friday, 8PM-6PM.

Requirements for Using Library Spaces 

We strongly encourage wearing masks at all times while in the library. Food is not permitted, but drinks are permitted in covered containers. Please wear headphones when using the sound on a computer or mobile device.  

Archives by Appointment Only 

Please contact the archives for appointments:  

Please see the Law and Health Science Libraries' access policies as they differ from Cudahy, the IC, and Lewis.

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