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Accessibility Information

We want to make the library experience as comfortable and productive as possible for our visitors, faculty, staff, and students with accessibility needs. We are always looking for ways to improve, so please share any suggestions or questions with, or contact the person or unit listed under the headings below.

Special Notes for Summer 2023 Facilities Projects

The Information Commons will be closed from May 13 through mid-August to allow for a refresh of carpeting, furniture, and technology. Portions of the first floor will remain available for entry to Cudahy and access to restrooms, but the rest of the building and elevators will be closed. Cudahy Library will remain open throughout the summer, but with changes to services. Note that all water will be shut off in Cudahy Library between June 5-25. Restrooms and water will be available in the Information Commons, but there will be a significant distance to walk between available study space in Cudahy and the closest restrooms in the Information Commons. The assistive technology room in IC 229 will not be available in summer 2023.

Elevator access in Cudahy Library is currently limited to one smaller elevator, with an entry width of 34.5 inches.

Women and Leadership Archives in Piper Hall will be closed to visitors beginning May 13. Some access may resume in July or August, depending on the collection. We anticipate that full access to collections will resume sometime in September. WLA staff will work with researchers to accommodate any accessibility needs. Piper Hall Contruction updates

Check current hours on the Hours page

Quiet Study Areas

Each library has designated quiet study areas. Earplugs and headphones are available at circulation desks if a space is too noisy. We are working on providing additional resources for distraction assistance, and always interested in hearing ideas about how to improve this. Quiet study in Cudahy Library will be limited in Summer 2023 due to construction projects.

Accessible Course Materials

Students working with the Student Accessibility Center (SAC) can get accessible versions of course materials. Please contact them for information about this process. There may be a delay in processing requests, so contact SAC as early as possible. If you have questions about a specific item, or are not a Loyola student, please contact Chris Martin at, or your subject librarian.

Assistive Technology Rooms

Lakeshore Campus

Information Commons, Room 229 (unavailable summer 2023)

Water Tower Campus

Lewis Library, Room 910

Digital and Web Accessibility

We strive for our web and digital resources to meet WCAG 2.0 standards. If you have questions or concerns about accessibility for a library-provided interface, please email us at

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