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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 is available through the Campus Card office located at both Lake Shore, Water Tower and Health Sciences Campuses.
Location and Hours

Lake Shore Campus
Sullivan Center, Room 198
6339 N. Sheridan Rd.
Phone: 773.508.2273
Monday thru Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Water Tower Campus

Corboy Law Center, Lobby
25 E. Pearson Street
Phone: 312.915.7756
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Wednesday 8:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Alumni can access the Information Commons and Lewis Libraries between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and midnight only.
Access from midnight – 8:00 a.m. is restricted to students, faculty, and staff.
For the most current library hours and closures, please visit the Libraries website.

Questions? Email us at Luc-alum@Luc.edu

Computer and Internet Access:

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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?

May I check out equipment from Digital Media Services, or reserve group study rooms?

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 May 2011 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:

  • Use materials and services at the university's Cudahy, Lewis, and Health Science library branches.
  • Charge up to 100 books.
  • Keep books for 6 weeks with an option to renew for unlimited additional periods (with the exception of the Health Sciences library, where the lending period is 21 days). (You can renew books from the library catalog by logging in with your email address and last name as your default password. Please update your password to something you will remember.)
  • Request books owned by the Loyola Libraries for pickup at the circulation desk of your choice, using the library catalog.
  • Request "in-process" books before they have been shelved.
  • Request scans of articles from the Loyola Libraries (subject to limitations in peak periods).
  • View videos from the collections within the libraries.
  • Access selected web resources with a guest computer login. (Please note that due to contractual agreements, we cannot provide access to these resources from off-campus for Alumni.)
Access to the Law Library (located on the 3rd floor of the Corboy Law Center) is restricted to law alumni only. Access and borrowing information can be found online here.


Alumni House · 6312 N. Winthrop Avenue · Chicago, IL 60660
773.508.3730 · luc-alum@LUC.edu