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Library Access

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

The Alumni Card will still be available at Water Tower through the Campus Card Office. In the meantime, Alumni Card requests can be made at www.luc.edu/alumnicard  Identification will be required. 

Computer and Internet Access:

Where do I request access to a University computer? What information will I need to provide?

May I use my own personal device on the wireless network or check out equipment from Digital Media Services?

Where are the alumni workstations located?

What applications are available on the alumni workstations?

Can I save my work to the workstation?

How long can I use a workstation?

Can I print my documents from a work station? How much does it cost?

E-mail Access 

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! Eligible alumni can opt in to Alumni Email for Life by visiting www.luc.edu/alumniemail.

University Libraries 

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.


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