Continuity of Library Services

Dear Loyola Community, Beginning Monday, March 23, all University Libraries will be closed to students, faculty, staff, and guests. All library staff are working off-site, with no access to archives, physical book collections or other materials. Library services continue to be available online. We’re here to help. Details are evolving everyday, we ask everyone to […]

Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month

The City of Chicago experienced the celebration of Mexican Independence Day throughout neighborhoods and in the downtown area, this past week. September and October holds significance for the Latinx and Hispanic communities, though the cars honking and people dancing in the streets brings both joy to the revelers and frustration to motorists. Many Latin American […]

19 Women Suffragists for the 19th Amendment

’A very dangerous woman’ is what Martha Coffin Wright’s conservative neighbors considered her, because of her work in the women’s rights and abolition movements. In 1848, Wright and her older sister Lucretia Mott were among the five brave women who organized the historic Seneca Falls Women’s Rights Convention. Active in the Underground Railroad, she sheltered […]

Welcome to the fall semester!

Highlights Lewis Library and the Information Commons are open for individual quiet study. (see hours) Books and DVDs can be requested from the catalog. Contactless pickup is now available. (learn more) Find all information about library services this fall and answers to frequently asked questions here. Welcome to this unusual semester. We wanted to share […]

Loyola Archives & Special Collections Digitization Priorities Project

The Loyola Archives & Special Collections is soliciting recommendations on what materials from our collections would be most useful if available digitally. The goal of this project is to create a priority list for digitization of primary sources to be used by Loyola students and faculty, and other researchers, for research and projects. Archives & […]

LUC Libraries Statement on Commercial Textbook Challenges for Online Instruction

As we approach the Fall 2020 semester, Loyola University Chicago Libraries staff are committed to providing alternative access to our print Course Reserves collection. To support instructors and students, we are developing new approaches to how we acquire course textbooks, even in a primarily online, alternative delivery environment.  However, this work is hampered by textbook publishers who do not provide electronic purchasing […]

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