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Engineering Your Future

A research guide with resources related to the Alumni Authors Speakers Series Event featuring Dr. Tanja Coleman.

Alumni Authors Collection

The Friends of the Loyola University Chicago Libraries presents the first-ever comprehensive catalog of Loyola University Chicago graduates who have published books. This listing includes fiction and non-fiction, commercially and self-published, co-authored, edited and illustrated books, print or electronic.

Peter Gilmour, professor emeritus and board member of the Friends of the Loyola University Chicago Libraries currently heads the project. For more information about this project, contact

Alumni FAQ

Q: Can I use the Library Databases off campus as an alumni?

​A: Unfortunately, no.  Our publishers restrict access to database usage, and alumni are not able to use the databases off campus.  You may come to the Water Tower Campus or Lake Shore Campus.  Check in at the information or circulation desks upon arrival.  Most of our online journals and databases will be available for alumni to use within the library.  There are some restrictions.  To ensure access to the database you need will be available, please contact the subject specialist for that discipline.  You can find a list of all subject specialists here.

​Q: Can I make a research appointment with a subject librarian?

​A: Yes!  However, some subject specialists might be very busy with student appointments during certain times of the year.  While this service is available to alumni, appointments may not be available during some times of the year.  It is advised to make an appointment, rather than walking in and expecting immediate availability.

​Q: Why would I make a research appointment?  How would it help me?

​A: As the business librarian, I meet with students and alumni on a regular basis to answer basic and advanced research questions.  Some examples of questions from alumni include:

  • "I'm going on an interview soon - can you help me research this company and their competition?"
  • "I'm a professional - I've been in my field for 13 years.  However, I'm changing industries.  Can you help me research my new industry, especially the specifics related to my role in the company?"
  • "I love doing research - but I've been out of school for 20 years.  Can you show me some best practices so I can pursue this topic of interest on my own?"

​Q: Can I bring my own computer and use the Wi-Fi?

​A: Yes!  In order to use the Wi-Fi you will need to have access to your Loyola Email account.  For more information regarding Loyola email accounts - click here.  Please note that the Libraries do not have any access to your Loyola account OR the Wi-Fi servers.  This access is strictly maintained through the IT department, and we do not have the ability to troubleshoot Wi-Fi access.

​Q: Can I check out equipment from the Digital Media Lab, or reserve a study room?

​A: Unfortunately, no.  These services are reserved for currently enrolled students at Loyola.

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