LUC Libraries

Loyola University Libraries

The University Libraries are your gateway to the world of information and scholarship. Use the Libraries to discover information, get help with your research, and find the right space for collaborative or individual work. Start by exploring our website to learn more about what the Libraries have to offer.


Research Tools

Use the library catalog (the search box on the main library website) to find books, articles, movies, and other forms of information in our library collection. If we don’t have the books and articles that you need for your work, we’ll help you get it from another library.

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Get Help

We try to make the library website and research tools easy to use on your own, but it’s always a good idea to ask for help from a librarian. Librarians can help you choose and refine a research topic, develop a research plan, and find all the information you need for your work.

Librarians are available to answer quick questions about using the library, and help with long term projects. Once you declare a major, it will be important to get to know the Subject Specialist librarian for your department. The Subject Specialist librarian will provide high level research support for all of the work you do to complete your degree. See the list of Subject Specialist librarians on the library website:

There are many ways to contact a librarian to get the help you need:

  • Stop by the library reference desks in the Information Commons or in Lewis Library to get help right away.
  • Or give us a call:
    • Information Commons 773-508-2654
    • Lewis Library 312-915-6631
  • Submit a question via email:
  • Request a research appointment with a librarian:
  • Send us a text message at 773-570-1888
  • Chat with us online. This is a 24 hour service – librarians from other Jesuit schools help us provide research help at any time of day.

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Study Space


The University Libraries are some of the best places on campus for quiet study or for group work. Find out more about the different library locations on campus here:

You can also reserve a group study room in the Information Commons here:

Learn New Things

Take advantage of the workshops and special events at the libraries. Library workshops are an excellent way to improve your research and writing skills, and to learn about new ways of using technology in your work. You can find a list of upcoming workshops on our website:

Create and Explore

Academic libraries are designed to help you conduct research and create new knowledge, in all its forms. The resources, learning opportunities, and people at the Loyola University Libraries are here to help you share your ideas and discover new ones.




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