Loyola University Chicago Libraries

Arrupe College: Books & Media


The LUC Libraries provides access to several different e-book collections. Not all e-book titles are available in one online resource but many are held in the Online Catalog and in a program also used to located e-journals. Please see the E-books Subject Guide for complete information on all the libraries’ e-book collections and use the links below for access.

  • Library Catalog
    To find e-books in the catalog, enter search terms as normal. Once you receive your search results, you may filter to Books on the left hand side of the screen and Full Text Online.
  • Other e-book collections
    A listing of other available e-book collections.

Looking for an e-book that the LUC Libraries do not currently have? Please use the Purchase Request form and select "Book/E-book" in the Resource Type field and "electronic" in the Preferred Format field.

Course Reserves

Professors place books and other materials on Course Reserves so everyone in your class has a chance to use them.

A few things to keep in mind:

  • check out is for a limited amount of time, usually 4 hours or days.
  • 4 hour items must not leave the library
  • get items at the library circulation desk
  • online articles are posted in your class's Sakai site or course reserve list


Finding Books

How can I search for books?

Library Catalog - Look for books, DVDs, ebooks, and electronic articles at Loyola.

Where is my book?

 Lewis Floor Maps and Cudahy Floor Maps 

Stacks - Your book is on a shelf in either Cudahy or Lewis. Use the call number to find it.

Reserves - Your book is at the circulation desk of Lewis or Cudahy 

Library Storage - Submit a request and someone will get it for you!

Reference - Your book is shelved in the reference area

How can I renew a book?

Renew things in person or use your online account

You don’t have the book I need

Request a book or article with our InterLibrary Loan Program (ILLiad).


Online Catalogs

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Intercampus Loan & ILLiad

Students can request books from any Loyola University Chicago Library Campus, through the use of their Library Account accessible through this link. The Discovery Search Tool will also have the same capabilities.

Through the online ILLiad form students can request books and articles that are no available at the Loyola University Libraries, log on to your ILLiad account with your UVID and Password.

Contact the Libraries

Need assistance? Please access our Need Help guide for all of our help options, including our 24/7 AskLive reference chat service.
Contact Info
Lewis Reference
(312) 915-6631
Cudahy/IC Reference
(773) 508-2654