Visiting the Library: Summer 2021

UPDATE: For Fall 2021 information, please go to “Accessing the Library in Fall 2021.”

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The William H. Hannon Library is currently open to individuals with campus access.

  • LMU Westchester campus full-time faculty and undergraduate and graduate students should have automatic campus access. Sign up for study room reservations using the Individual Study Space Reservations page or drop in on the day you wish to reserve a space. Please review the library hours and stop into the library on the day you wish to reserve.
  • Loyola Law School students do not automatically have campus access at this time. Please contact Kathryn Ryan so that we can help arrange campus access first (allow 3 business days for processing).

Please read the Library Community Guidelines before visiting for our full COVID-19 policies. Note that visitors who are not current students, faculty, or staff are not able to utilize library spaces at this time, pending campus access policy. For more information on our virtual services and support, go to our “Library Resources in the Time of COVID-19” guide.

Latest Updates (August 11, 2021)

  • Reservations are now only required for study rooms: Patrons who are pre-approved to be on campus can walk into the library (right now, this mostly only includes LMU students, faculty, and staff) and browse the library stacks, use study tables, and use computers and printing options. Study rooms are still by reservation, and patrons can now check in at the study room’s door panel (there’s a QR code that will take them to a screen prompting for a check-in code). The check-in code is received in your email confirmation after you verify your reservation.
  • Circulation Desk open: The Circulation Desk is now open, and circulating (i.e. “checking out”) most equipment and media items as well as books on hold.
  • Request button is active: The red “Request” button is back on the LINUS library catalog pages, so you can request pickup items by clicking on the request button. Mail delivery is still available through the form on the right side of the page, for now. Reminder: it can sometimes take up to 5 or more days for mailed items to arrive. Be sure you will be at your home residence and not returning to campus before the book arrives.
  • Information Commons area open: The entire Information Commons (computer ares on Level 1) is now open. The PrintMe has returned to its place on the south side of the Information Commons and there are all four HP printers back in their normal northern spot.

Previous Changes to Library Services and Access

Starting July 19, 2021

Book pickups will transition from the Distribution Center to the entrance kiosk of the library. (Requesting in advance will still be required for books located in Basement Storage, and processing may take a day due to staffing.) Additionally, the following is available now:

  • Reserve a group study room or table space to study
  • Browse the Level 2 and 3 book stacks and check out books at the self-checkout machines on Levels 1 and 2
  • Use the computers, printers, and scanners on Level 1
  • Get basic technical help available at the Information Desk
  • Access the Faculty Lounge (faculty only). If your OneCard is new or not working at the door, please contact Jill Cornelio for help.

Starting August 2, 2021

  • Library hours expand to Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. until Aug 27 (closed Sat / Sun)
  • Starbucks opens Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Library entrance access no longer requires a OneCard

Starting August 9, 2021

  • Circulation Desk will reopen for expanded services, including:
    • Same-day request fulfillment from Basement Storage
    • Equipment checkout (some limits may apply as computer labs and spaces may not be completely set up for Fall semester)
    • DVD checkout
    • Assistance with library account questions
  • Users will no longer need reservations for access to tables, computers, and browsing. You will be able to reserve group study rooms  up to two weeks in advance, with vacant rooms available on a first-come-first served basis using the QR code check-in at the room’s entrance.

Starting August 30, 2021

Fall semester hours begin. All library service desks will be open, including the Information Desk and Archives and Special Collections desk.