Our expert librarians and staff are here to help you find sources and services that you need to be successful with your online learning. Below are some of the most commonly requested topics and answers. We are happy to help!
Reserve a Study Space in the Information Commons (IC):
For the safety of all, the IC is opened at a limited capacity for Summer 2021 and may temporarily need to close its entrance once its capacity has been reached. All available study spaces on the 2nd and 3rd floor are now available for reservation. Reservations may be placed one day in advance or at the space itself if building capacity has not been reached. Limited, non-reservable seating is available on the IC first floor. Click here for more information. Click here to make a reservation. The IC will also extend its weekday hours until midnight during the last week of classes and during finals. Click here for hours.
Lake Shore Campus
You can return library books to the book drop located next to the doors on the west side of Cudahy Library (across from Dumbach Hall). You can also use the book drop located in the foyer of the Information Commons during opening hours.
Water Tower Campus
When the Corboy Law Center is open, you can use the book drop located in the lobby.
Looking for help with research or classroom instruction? The University Libraries offers a variety of ways to connect with a librarian for one-on-one assistance as well as library instruction sessions for the classroom.
For real-time help from a librarian or library staff use our Ask a Librarian Chat Service.
You can also request a Research Appointment with a library subject specialist.
Librarians and library staff can also be reached via email at Cudemail@example.com.
Many library services can be requested through various forms found on the library website. Please refer to the following forms for specific requests:
You can request a Librarian to purchase particular books for our collection via the Purchase Request form.
Use the Course Reserve form to place items on reserve for a class.
For DVD and/or Streaming Movie Purchase requests, please contact our Media Services Librarian via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reserve our Information Commons computer lab (IC120) using this form. (Please note: this service has been suspended during the COVID-19 closure.)
If you would like to direct questions to a specific library department please refer to the contact information below.
Cudahy Library Access Services (Lake Shore Campus)
Please note that all phones listed are not regularly staffed, so responses will be delayed. Thanks for your patience.
Information Commons (Lake Shore Campus)
If you have questions regarding entry requirements for the IC, are interested in reserving a study room, or have other questions regarding the Information Commons please contact us at 773.508.8000.
Lewis Library (Water Tower Campus)
University Archives (Lake Shore Campus)
Women and Leadership Archives (Lake Shore Campus)