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Loyola University Chicago Libraries

Library Services, 2021

Loyola Information Commons (Lake Shore Campus)

  • General: Access to the Loyola Information Commons (IC) is only for current students, staff, and faculty with active Loyola IDs. All visitors will also be asked to display the Loyola Health app on their phones when entering the building. 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. At this time, Cudahy Library will be closed for the semester but contactless book pickup is available within the IC.
  • Dates/Hours:

Check here for interim hours and summer closures.

Regular Summer 2021 Hours:

  • SUN: 12 pm - 8 pm
  • MON-FRI: 7 am - 9 pm
  • SAT: 12 pm – 5 pm

  • Location: Information Commons, Floors 1-3
  • Details:
  • Face masks are required.
  • Equipment loan pickups are located on the second floor Service Desk.
  • Individual Study Spaces (i.e. rooms, armchairs, study tables, or computer workstations) on the second and third floors of the IC 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

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.