Archive for the ‘Library Services’ Category

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.

Credo Reference – You Can Believe!

What’s got over 3 million authoritative academic articles on subjects from art to philosophy to religion to technology?  It’s the brand new Credo General Reference Collection.  And it’s available any time of the day or night from your computer.  Just need a definition of a critical term or a brief background piece?  Turn to Credo and search or browse by source title.  Also search for images, and use bilingual dictionaries to find words in twelve languages, including Latin, modern Greek, Portuguese and Welsh.

And don’t forget our other trustworthy reference sources:  Gale Virtual Reference Library and Oxford Reference Collection Premium!  Go to Research Guides and look for Encyclopedias and Dictionaries, then select the service of your choice.

Visit the book display on advising

Advising is important to student success. The Academic Advising Council (AAC) brings together faculty and staff from across the campus, and is led by Dr. Lydia Voigt, Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs. The AAC is working to enhance and strengthen advising at Loyola University New Orleans.

In order to further support the efforts of the AAC, the Monroe Library has created a book display on advising. Additional materials were acquired for the collection. The display is located at the Center for Faculty Innovation lounge, which is on the third floor of the library at the front of the building.

For more information about the display, please contact Malia Willey, Instruction Coordinator:

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

Take Research and Technology 2.0 this summer

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 ( for more information.

Course Description:

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.

Talking About Teaching: Open Access & Digital Libraries with Jim Hobbs

The event has come and gone, but if you’d like more information about this topic, please check out this handout or contact Jim Hobbs at hobbs @

Center for Faculty Innovation “Talking about Teaching” Series

Please join the conversation about “Open Access and Digital Libraries.”

The Internet is changing scholarly communications, and individuals, universities and associations are coming up with new creative, rigorous publications without high price tags.  Come hear about the new publications that provide high quality, peer reviewed research articles at little or no cost. Jim Hobbs, University Library and Patricia Dorn, Biological Sciences will share their knowledge and experiences regarding this new publication format.

Wednesday, February 16
3:30 p.m.
Monroe Library, Room 334

Requesting Materials for Purchase

Request for Purchase

Did you know that you can request materials for the library’s collection? We accept requests from students, staff, faculty, alumni, and community borrowers.   You can request that we purchase materials including books, videos, scores, CDs, and electronic resources.   Use this form today and help build the library’s collections.