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Loyola University Chicago Libraries

Library Services: Faculty Support

Important Links and Contact Information

Contact Autumn Mather (, Head of Research and Learning, with any questions. 

Research Consultations

Librarians can respond to questions via email, or schedule consultation meetings with students and faculty in person and via zoom. 

The University Libraries also provides a 24 hour online chat service for immediate library and research support. This service is staffed by Loyola Libraries staff Monday – Friday 9:00am – 9:00pm. 

Online chat for all other hours is covered by library staff at partner institutions. These librarians will be able to provide research support and help you access our online resources, but may not be familiar with questions that are specific to our library or university.  

Research Guides and Tutorials

Librarians can create specialized research guides and tutorials for your courses. Research guides can be useful for gathering a list of relevant online resources for a class or project, and providing contextual information for how best to use these resources. Tutorials can take the form of either an instructional video or a guided interactive experience using online resources. 

Library and Information Literacy Instruction

Librarians are available to provide instruction sessions and workshops on research and information literacy topics for you course. Depending on your needs, librarians may visit your classroom, or hold a session in our instruction lab in the Information Commons. For courses that meet online, synchronous instruction can be provided via Zoom. Librarians will work with you to develop asynchronous course content that can be delivered to your students. Librarians are looking for creative ways to work with instructors to support teaching and learning. Please contact your Subject Specialist Librarian with questions, or submit a request on our website


Faculty can request that a librarian be added to their Sakai course. Librarians can add links to online resources, create lessons and other content, moderate forums, or join online class sessions.  

Archives and Special Collections

University Archives & Special Collections 

Loyola Archives & Special Collections (which includes the Congressional Archives) is open by appointment. 

Women & Leadership Archives (WLA) 

The Women and Leadership Archives (WLA) is open by appointment. Please contact for additional information. 

Training Videos

Featured Resources

Library Spaces

Collection Development

The Libraries collect materials to support the research and teaching needs of the university. To make a request for a new book, online resource, or any other material for the library collection:  

Complete this form on the University Libraries website:, OR 

Send an email to the subject specialist librarian assigned to your school or department: 

The Libraries is eager to work with faculty to find cost-effective ways to provide access to assigned course texts for your students, but please note that academic libraries face many limitations in our ability to provide access to course texts. See our statement on textbooks here: 

Digital Library Materials

All of the University Libraries’ digital resources are available from off-campus, including: 

  • E-journals 

  • E-books 

  • Streaming Media 

  • Online research tools and databases 

  • Digitized primary source databases 

  • Digital collections from University Archives and Special Collections 

  • Online reference sources 

All digital library resources are available on the University Libraries’ website. Library staff are happy to help students and faculty find and access these resources. 

Interlibrary Loan

More information is available here.

Requests can be placed via the interlibrary loan form on the library website:    

Course Reserves

Course reserves services are available:

Steaming Media and DVDs

The Libraries provide access to DVDs and several streaming media services. See more information about our media services on our website, including information about how to make a request:


Loyola eCommons is an open-access, sustainable, and secure resource created to preserve and provide access to research, scholarship, and creative works created by the university community for the benefit of Loyola students, faculty, staff, and the larger world.

Faculty can deposit copies of their scholarly work in eCommons, and create personalized research profiles using the Selected Works feature.