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.
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It only takes a second for someone to walk away with your backpack, textbook or laptop.
Laptop cable locks are available for checkout at the Learning Commons Desk, and for sale at the Loyola Bookstore.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mardi Gras Holiday Hours
|Friday, March 4||
7am – 7pm
|Saturday, March 5||
10am – 5pm
|Sunday, March 6||
noon – 5pm
|Monday, March 7||
|Tuesday, March 8||
|Wednesday, March 9 – Saturday, March 12||
|Sunday, March 13||
For a complete list of hours, including holiday schedules and other exceptions, please visit the hours page.
Learn to research this summer by taking the library’s one-credit course. Research and Technology 2.0 is offered online this summer. Contact Malia Willey (email@example.com) for more information.
Research expertise and proficiency are core expectations throughout academia and its varied disciplines, but they have broader applications as life skills that are increasingly valued and recognized within the professional realm. In this class, the broad range of critical issues relevant to successful research, along with practical, step-by-step techniques for using electronic resources, will make you discerning and reflective information consumers and citizens.
Gale is holding a competition to see who is the greatest library superhero! Interim Dean Deborah Poole has already placed one nomination.
“I nominate Teri Gallaway, Systems and Metadata Initiatives Coordinator @ the J. Edgar & Louise S. Monroe Library, Loyola Univ New Orleans. A super hero of extraordinary powers. In addition to jumping tall buildings at a single bound, Teri solves the most complex problems (and actually enjoys doing so!). Teri demonstrates her super-human strength and x-ray future vision as web coordinator, instructor, liaison, systems guru, learning commons counselor, and strategic planner. From setting up online serials to classroom teaching, Teri is a blended librarian par excellence! Ever-generous and enthusiastic, Teri, along with her team of superheroes, (and 1/2 of a dynamic duo) demonstrates the power of libraries to inform, educate, and inspire.”
Four librarians will be selected from your submissions and turned into cartoon superheros. Winners will be featured on a metal lunch box and unveiled at ALA in New Orleans. Just post your nomination as a new wall post on the “Are You a Librarian Superhero” facebook page.
The Monroe Library is full of librarian superheros. Who’s yours?
From February 3 to March 24, 2011 ‘In the Blink of an Eye: a retrospective by Harold Baquet’ will be on display at the Collins C. Diboll Art Gallery. The Gallery is located on the fourth floor of the Monroe Library.
Opening lecture: Thursday, Feb. 3, 5 p.m.
Miller Hall, Room 114
Exhibit opening to follow lecture in Collins C. Diboll Gallery, fourth
floor, J. Edgar & Louise S. Monroe Library
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What are reserves?
Physical reserves are materials that professors ask the library to set aside for use by students in their classes. They may do this to make sure that no one student checks out an important book or they may do it to make class materials more widely available.
Where are reserves and when can I use them?
Reserves are shelved behind the library’s Learning Commons desk. Just ask for a reserve book at the desk by the professor’s name and the title of the book, score, CD or DVD. You can use them any time the library is open, up until 15 minutes before closing.
What kinds of things are on reserve?
They may be the actual course textbook, or supplementary materials for the class. They can be books, scores, CDs or DVDs that are owned by the library or owned by the professor and temporarily loaned to the library.
What’s the difference between physical reserves and e-reserves?
If your class is using a whole book, it will be on physical reserve. Book chapters or articles will be scanned and posted under Library Resources in your Blackboard course.
Who decides what goes on reserve?
Your professors! The library does not purchase textbooks, so any textbooks on reserve must be provided to the library by the professor. If your professor has not placed a copy of the textbook for your class on reserve, you may ask him or her to do so, or you may request that we ask on your behalf. Sometimes a librarian will pull materials from the library’s collection that are on your syllabus and place them on reserve for your class so the library’s copy will not be stolen or lost.
How do I know if my professor has materials on reserve?
There is a big black binder at the Learning Commons desk that is organized by professor, showing what each professor has on reserve. There should also be a link to a course’s physical reserves under Library Resources in Blackboard.
How long can I check out materials on reserve?
The professor who places the item on reserve decides on the loan period, but it may be 2 hours, 4 hours, or overnight. The 2 hour loan period is the most popular for books, as it allows for more students to use the materials without having to wait. The 4 hour loan period is used for DVDs because most films are longer than 2 hours.
Can I take reserve materials out of the library?
The library holds a student’s Loyola i.d. at the Learning Commons desk while the materials are checked out to ensure that we know what is checked out and so that students are more likely to return the materials on time.
If you need help with Reserves, or if you have questions, please contact Laurie Phillips at 864-7833 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Monroe Library has added the New Orleans Times-Picayune Online 1923-1987 to its collection! Through our website, Loyola students, faculty, and staff are able to access each digitally reproduced issue, including individual articles, photographs, and advertisements. Users are able to search the full-text of all issues or browse issues by date.
Individual pages and entire issues can be downloaded as PDFs for use.
Over 21,000 issues are included from 1923-1987 (please note that some issues are not available). Click the link to give it a try: http://goo.gl/mnmx8.
For more information about this service, contact Jim Hobbs at 504-864-7126 (email@example.com) or ask at the Monroe Library Learning Commons Desk!
Can you believe that January is almost over, and we are just getting around to National Book Blitz Month!?
Wait. What is National Book Blitz Month!?
Great question! Unlike National Book Month, National Library Week, and Banned Books Week, National Book Blitz Month doesn’t have a website. There are no nationally coordinated demonstrations or readouts or cool posters. In fact, there’s very little info out there at all except a bunch of blogs with entries about how January is National Book Blitz Month. So what are we supposed to do?
Let’s break it down.
Book (noun): a set of written sheets of skin or paper or tablets of wood or ivory
1. an intensive aerial military campaign
2. a fast intensive nonmilitary campaign
3. a rush of the passer by a defensive linebacker, back, or end in football
Let’s pick definition no. 2 for blitz and assume that’s what we’re going for. How can you make fast intensive reading of paper, skin, wood, or ivory part of your month?
1. Read more books than you did last January
2. Read a little bit everyday
3. Read a book with “blitz” in the title (like Peter Stansky’s The first day of the blitz : September 7, 1940.
4. Read the longest book you’ve ever read (try Atlas Shrugged or The Count of Monte Cristo, each over 1000 pages!)
However you decide to do it, use the rest of January as an opportunity to spend a little more time reading, and a little less time on the internet.