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Borrowing Policies

Faculty may check out up to 500 items at a time. The loan period for most items is 1 year from date of checkout. For more information, please see Borrowing.


You can renew most library items:

Item renewals from the University Libraries general collection are usually unlimited unless someone else has requested the item.

Requesting Books

You can request items from any library location to be “on hold” for you to pick up at a circulation desk. To place a request:

  • Sign in to your library account.
  • Search for the item in the library catalog.
  • Click on the item record. Under Get Item, click Request Loyola Copy.
  • Choose your pickup location and click Send Request.

For more information, please see Requesting Items.

Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is a free service which obtains items that are not otherwise available from the Libraries. To submit an ILL request, use ILLiad, or please see Interlibrary Loan for more information.

Suggest a Purchase

If we do not own a book or other resource you need, please make a purchase request.

Faculty Office Delivery

Loanable books from Cudahy Library, Lewis Library, and the Library Storage Facility are available for office delivery. We deliver books to your office within 3-4 business days through intercampus mail. Please see Faculty Office Delivery for full instructions.

Proxy Authorization

Faculty may authorize graduate assistants to charge out items in their name. Authorization forms are available at any circulation desk. Faculty maintain responsibility for these items.

Faculty may also establish an ILLiad proxy account to allow graduate assistants to request and check out interlibrary loan items on their behalf. Faculty also maintain responsibility for these items. To request an account, please submit the ILL Proxy Registration form.

Reciprocal Borrowing

The University Libraries have agreements in place with many other institutions that allow faculty to use the facilities and collections of other academic libraries. For more information, please see Reciprocal Borrowing.

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