As a Loyola University Chicago graduate, you are part of a robust network of more than 150,000 proud Ramblers worldwide. As a member of this strong community, you are entitled to the expansive Loyola University Libraries system at the Lake Shore campus and Lewis Towers. We hope you take advantage of this alumni-only benefit and have a wonderful experience.
For alumni who currently use the libraries, please read below as some policies may have changed.
Obtain a Card
Fill out a request here or visit the Alumni Relations office located at 111 E. Pearson St. Identification will be required.
Computer and Internet Access:
Where do I request access to a University computer? What information will I need to provide?
Access to a workstation can be requested at the Lake Shore Campus (Information Commons - Room 207) or the Water Tower Campus (Corboy Law Center - Room 608). You must present a government issued ID along with your alumni card for each visit.
To access the Lewis Library at the Water Tower Campus, you must also present your government issued ID and alumni card at the Corboy Law Center front desk to access the building.
During your first visit to request an Access Pass, ITS staff member will also require the following information:
- First and Last Name
- Phone Number
- Email Address
After providing the above information on your first visit, future visits will only require verification that your information has not changed.
May I use my own personal device on the wireless network or check out equipment from Digital Media Services?
Access to the wireless network, checkout of equipment or use of group study rooms is restricted to enrolled and active Loyola students, or employed faculty and staff.
Where are the alumni workstations located?
Alumni workstations are located on the 1st Floor of the Information Commons and on the 6th Floor of the Corboy Law Center in Room 608. An Access Pass will provide specific location information for the workstations.
What applications are available on the alumni workstations?
All alumni workstations have the following applications installed:
Adobe Acrobat Reader
Microsoft Office 2013
Can I save my work to the workstation?
While using University lab workstations, you are strongly encouraged not to save your work directly to the workstation. Instead, consider using external USB-based storage. When you are finished using a workstation, it is important that you log out immediately. When you restart or log out of a workstation all personal information, documents and resources are deleted. Additionally, all computers will automatically log out after thirty (30) minutes of inactivity or when your session time expires. All work that is not saved to external storage will be lost.
How long can I use a workstation?
Alumni are provided three (3) hours of workstation access per day. If no other alumni are waiting for access to a workstation, you can extend your time in thirty (30) minute increments directly from your workstation. If other alumni are waiting for a workstation, this option will not be available.
Can I print my documents from a work station? How much does it cost?
Alumni can print from lab printers using a Courtesy Card. Cards are available to purchase for $1 and funds can be added in cash from the multiple Value Port terminals locations around each campus. There is a per-page fee for print jobs from the alumni workstations. The following rates apply for printing:
Black and White double-sided (Duplex) (Default)
Black and White single-sided (Simplex)
Cost Per Sheet
Loyola alumni who graduated after Spring 2013 will be allowed to keep their LUC email address for as long as they like -- even for life! For more information about Office 365 and e-mail access, please visit the ITS website.
Alumni who hold a valid alumni library card and a government-issued photo ID are able to use University Library facilities, borrow books and be granted access to certain databases while on campus. Services available include:
• Access to materials and services at the University's Cudahy, Lewis, and Health Science library branches;
• Borrow up to 500 books;
• Access selected web resources with an Access Pass. Due to contractual agreements, access to these resources is not available from off-campus;
• Keep books for 28 days with an option to renew for unlimited additional periods (with the exception of the Health Sciences library, where the lending period is 21 days);
• Request books borrowed by other patrons and have them available within 2-3 weeks, depending on the return date. Materials borrowed by alumni are also subject to recall;
• Request "in-process" books before they have been shelved;
• Request inter-campus articles from the Loyola Libraries (subject to limitations during peak periods);
• Request inter-campus books from the Loyola Libraries using Pegasus; and
• View videos from the collections within the libraries.
Access and borrowing privileges for the Law Library (located on the 3rd floor of the Corboy Law Center) are different from the rest of the University system.
For more specific information about alumni library privileges, please call (773) 508-2632 or visit the University Libraries website. The main number for the Information Commons, which handles guest access and alumni computer workstations is (773) 508-8000.
To view a PDF copy of the letter provided at the ITS service desk and for instructions on how to use an alumni workstation, click here.