General Building Policies

Guidelines for Use

The first priority of the J. Edgar and Louise S. Monroe Library is to serve the needs of Loyola University students, faculty, and staff. In that context, the library is able to open some services to members of the local community, while others are available only to Loyola students, faculty, and staff.

The following services are available to the public:

  • Reading print materials from the library's collections in public seating areas
  • Searching our online catalog for information about library holdings
  • Using reference assistance to find information
  • Reading microform materials

The following services are available to the public with restrictions:

  • Members of the local community may purchase a Community Borrower's Card for an annual fee of $125. The Community Borrower's Card allows the user to borrow books and selected other materials.
  • Alumini of Loyola University may obtain an alumni borrower's card at no charge. The Alumni Card allows users to borrow books and selected other materials. For more information contact the Learning Commons desk at 504-864-7111 or email us at libref@loyno.edu.

Smoking Policy

Smoking is not permitted inside the Monroe Library. In addition, the Monroe Library's porch and front steps are no smoking areas.

Public Computer Policy

The following policy governs the use of the four computers the library has designated as public-us computers:

  • First priority is always given to Loyola students, faculty, and staff.
  • The library computers are intended for quick catalog look-ups and research.
  • Application software is not available.
  • Printing is not available.
  • Users are required to limit their time online to no more than one hour.

BANNER POLICY

The Monroe Library has developed the following policy for the placement of banners on the exterior of the library building. Requests for putting banners on the exterior of the library must be approved by the Dean of Libraries. A banner must be approved by the Dean before the banner has been designed and produced. First priority will be given to banners promoting library programs and events, and second priority will be given to banners promoting academic programs. Banners must be designed and produced by the Office of Marketing and Communications. Banners must be hung and taken down by Physical Plant personnel. The following information should be included in a request:

  • Banner wording
  • Brief description of program or event
  • Requesting department and name of individual contact
  • Start and end date for banner display
  • Any restrictions or other considerations