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Loyola University Chicago Libraries

Library Services, Summer 2021: How do I visit the library?

Overview

Library buildings have limited access during Summer 2021. Access varies by location, so please review the information below for specific information for each location. Each location includes dates/hours of access, location, users that can access the building, and further details about visiting library buildings.

University COVID-19 guidelines for on-campus testing and return to campus must be followed in order to use campus facilities, including the University Libraries.

See Summer 2021 hours and closings.

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 encouraged.
  • Contactless book pickup is by appointment only. Upon entry, books are located at the hold shelf to the left of the IC Front Desk. 
  • 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 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.

Lewis Library (Water Tower Campus)

  • General: Access to Lewis Library is only for current students, staff, and faculty with active Loyola IDs.
  • Dates/Hours:

Check here for interim hours and summer closures.

Regular Summer 2021 Hours:

  • SUN: CLOSED
  • MON-FRI: 8 am – 5 pm
  • SAT: CLOSED

  • Location: Corboy Law Center - Lewis Library, Floors 6-9
  • Details:
  • Face masks are encouraged.
  • Contactless book pickup is by appointment only. Upon entry to the 6th floor of the library, books are located on cart(s) near the Research & Learning Service Desk.
  • Equipment loan pickups are located in room 608.
  • Individual Study Rooms are by reservation only through the online reservation system.
  • Request general assistance by calling Lewis Library at 312.915.6622.
  • Users that have inactive Loyola IDs or trouble scanning into Lewis Library must contact the Campus Card Office at CampusCard@LUC.edu.

Women and Leadership Archives (Lake Shore Campus)

  • General: In-person appointments are available for the Loyola community and other researchers.
  • Dates/Hours: Access to the Women and Leadership Archives (WLA) is by appointment only.  
  • Location: Piper Hall, Third Floor
  • Details: 
    • First, e-mail your research request to WLArchives@LUC.edu.
    • Research requests will be addressed via remote access first. If materials cannot be provided via remote access, researchers will be informed and an in-person appointment may be requested.
    • At this time, research appointments are limited in order to follow guidelines from the University and University Libraries.

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Book Return Locations

Lake Shore Campus
You can return library books to the book drop located next to the west doors of Cudahy Library (across from Dumbach Hall).  When the Information Commons is open, you can use the book drop located in the foyer.  

Water Tower Campus
When the Corboy Law Center is open, you can use the book drop located in the lobby.  
 

ITS/DMS Support

  • In-person assistance with Library and Information Technology Services (ITS) is only available for Loyola students, staff, and faculty at this time.

  • For assistance with university technology and equipment loans, first visit the Digital Media Services (DMS) website. DMS only assists with technology or other equipment owned by the university. Loan pickups vary by location.

  • For assistance with personal devices or a Loyola account, contact the Information Technology Services (ITS) Help Desk at HelpDesk@LUC.edu.