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2012 Extended Study starts Sunday, 12/2

Fall 2012 Extended Study has come and gone.

We’ll be open so that you can study around the clock starting on Sunday, December 2 through Friday, December 14!

Hours will be as follows:

Open continuously from 10am on Sunday, December 2 until midnight on Friday, December 7.

Open 7am-midnight on Saturday, December 8.

Open continuously from 10am on Sunday, December 9 until 6pm on Friday, December 14.

Ten things to know about EXTENDED STUDY

  1. The front doors will be locked at 9pm Sunday-Thursday and at 6pm Friday and Saturday.
  2. During this time, please use the computer lab entrance.
  3. Only members of the Loyola community will be permitted to be in the building when the front doors are locked.
  4. A valid Loyola ID will be required to enter the library.
  5. Study groups should work on the first floor in the Learning Commons or in a group study room.
  6. Group study rooms can be checked out to two or more people. Renewals and reservations are not permitted during this time.
  7. The second and third floors are reserved for quiet study.
  8. Never leave your valuables unattended!
  9. Please help our crew keep the library clean by utilizing trash bins.
  10. Free coffee and tea will be available after midnight!

Good luck with finals!

Join us for Election Night Coffee, Nov. 6 9:30pm

Stop by the Learning Commons tonight to watch election night news coverage and enjoy some free coffee. Coffee will be served at 9:30pm. Don’t miss it!

NEW! Kindle Fire Available for Checkout!

The Monroe Library now has a Kindle Fire available for check out to our patrons! This device will allow you to watch the television shows or movies and read the Kindle e-books available on the library’s Amazon Cloud.  Here are a few of the specifics:

1. The Kindle Fire has a 1 day loan period.

2. The device has to be connected to wireless internet in order to access any of the content.

3. Requests for content should be made to Laurie Phillips , Associate Dean for Technical Services.

Have additional questions? Stop by the Learning Commons desk and ask a librarian! Or, check out the Kindle Fire and see for yourself!

Check it out — at the Monroe Library!

Welcome back, students!

Do you know about all the great services and equipment that we offer in the Learning Commons?

You can check out laptops (Macs and PCs) and other cool equipment at the Learning Commons desk.  We have headphones, voice recorders, cameras, video recorders, webcams, flip cams, and much more.  We even have Midi Keyboards that you can borrow!

Besides equipment, you can also check out lockers and private study rooms.  And don’t forget about the great research help we offer!  Our librarians can help you locate scholarly articles, books, and even DVDs that are relevant to your research.  (And if you just need something fun to read, we can help you find that, too!)

So come on over to the Learning Commons desk and let us know what you need.  We’re here to help you!

Check it out: New Equipment!

New equipment is available for check out in Media Services! 

Lumens “Ladibug” Document/Web Camera

Key Features:

  • High-Definition Image
  • 25 Foot USB Cable
  • Video / Audio Recording

Optoma Pico Projector

Key Features:

  • Palm sized for portability and travel
  • LED light source
  • Variety of ports – VGA/HDMI and more
  • Can be used with mobile devices

Asus Pico Projector

Key Features:

  • Palm sized for portability and travel
  • LED light source
  • Auto Keystone

Reserve equipment with Media Services. Please allow two business days to process reservations.

Academic Integrity Resources

Interested in learning more about how to avoid plagiarism? The Monroe Library has new resources to help you out.


Check out our new Research Guide.

  • Learn about plagiarism and how to avoid it.
  • Find resources on how to manage your citations.


There’s a new webpage to help you prevent plagiarism in your classes.

  • Check out the tutorial on how to use SafeAssign in BlackBoard.
  • Find suggestions for class activities and assignment ideas.

Have more questions? Ask a librarian!

Do you have all the resources you’ll need?

Our InterLibrary Loan service (ILLiad) can provide you with articles and books that are not available here in the Monroe Library.  Articles normally arrive within two to five days, but may take longer. Books often arrive within two to three weeks, but may take longer.  Be sure place your requests soon so you can take advantage of this great service!  Check out our FAQs or ask at the Learning Commons desk for more information.

New and Improved in the Library

Print journals are now organized in one coherent section.  On the second floor of the library, you will find current and bound journals shelved together and organized by title in alphabetical order.  Looking for a specific title?  Try out our Journal Finder or ask at the Learning Commons desk for more information.

Renew Online

Renew Online

Don’t get stuck with late fees.  Use our online renewal.

From the library’s home page, click on the online catalog link and proceed to My Account. Users will need to enter their library ID number (14-digit barcode number) or Campus Wide ID number and library PIN. You can get your library PIN from the Learning Commons desk.

Some items like laptops may not be renewed online and to renew an Interlibrary Loan (ILL) item, log into the ILLiad request system and select Renew Items. For ILL renewals, be sure to renew an item before its due date to allow time for us to contact the lending library.

For more information about online renewals, please call the Learning Commons desk at 864-7111.

For more information about ILL renewals, please call 864-7137 or email us at

2011 Mardi Gras Hours

2011 Mardi Gras Holiday Hours
Friday, March 4,  2011
7am – 7pm
Saturday, March 5, 2011
10am – 5pm
Sunday, March 6, 2011
noon – 5pm
Monday, March 7, 2011
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Wednesday, March 9 – Saturday, March 12, 2011
Sunday, March 13, 2011

For a complete list of hours, including holiday schedules and other exceptions, please visit the hours page.