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Services for Visitors

Visitors are required to submit the following items upon entry to the Information Commons and Cudahy Library at the Lake Shore Campus. Visitors may check in between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday-Saturday. No visitors will be admitted after 5 p.m. Those checking in before 5 p.m. may stay after 5 p.m. but no re-entry is permitted. There is no visitor access on Sundays. Community members are not allowed at Lewis Library at the Water Tower Campus.

  • (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.

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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 also for 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 and a COVID-19 vaccine record card. Visitors are restricted during final exam periods. Community members are not allowed at Lewis Library at the Water Tower Campus. See our 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.

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