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Loyola University Chicago Libraries

Library Services, Jan. 2022

University Libraries' Locations

  • General: Access to the Loyola Information Commons (IC), Cudahy Library, and Lewis Library is only for current students, staff, and faculty with active Loyola IDs; alumni and Friends. Please review the Return to Campus checklist before planning your visit to campus. In-person assistance with Library and Information Technology Services (ITS) are only available for Loyola students, staff, and faculty at this time.
  • Dates/Hours:

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  • Spring 2022, operating hours will be the following: 
  • IC: Sunday, 10AM – 12 AM; Monday-Thursday, 7AM – 12AM; Friday, 7AM – 9PM; Saturday, 8AM9PM. 

  • Cudahy: Sunday, 10AM – 12AM; Monday-Thursday, 7:30AM – 12AM; Friday, 7:30AM – 9PM; Saturday, 10AM – 6PM. 

  • Lewis: Monday-Thursday, 7:30AM – 8PM, Friday 7:30AM – 6PM.

  • Details:
  • Face masks are strongly recommended.
  • Equipment loan pickups are located on the second floor Service Desk.
  • Individual Study Spaces (i.e. rooms or computer workstations) are by reservation only through the online reservation system made in advance or in-person.
  • Request general assistance by calling the IC Front Desk at 773.508.8355.
  • Users that have inactive Loyola IDs or trouble scanning into the IC must contact the Campus Card Office at CampusCard@LUC.edu

University Archives and Special Collections (Lake Shore Campus)

  • General: In-person appointments are only available for Loyola students, staff, and faculty at this time.
  • Dates/Hours: Access to the University Archives is by appointment only. 
  • Location: Cudahy Library, Room 218
  • Details: 
    • First, users must request a research consultation through the Ask the Archivist form.
    • The best way to provide the greatest access to archival materials is via remote access. If materials cannot be provided via remote access, researchers will be informed and an in-person appointment may be requested.
    • Read University Archives COVID-19 Updates for additional information.
    • At this time, research appointments are limited in order to follow guidelines from the University and University Libraries.

Women and Leadership Archives (WLA)

  • General: The WLA will be closed through January 31.  Researchers can contact the WLA for remote research assistance.
  • Dates/Hours: Access to the Women and Leadership Archives is by appointment only. 
  • Location: Piper Hall, Room
  • Details: 
    • First, users must request a research consultation by emailing
    • The best way to provide the greatest access to archival materials is via remote access. If materials cannot be provided via remote access, researchers will be informed and an in-person appointment may be requested.
    • Read University Archives COVID-19 Updates for additional information.
    • At this time, research appointments are limited in order to follow guidelines from the University and University Libraries.