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Enter the Monroe Library Student Research Competition

Students are invited to apply to the 2015 Monroe Library Student Research Competition. The competition recognizes and rewards students who make exemplary use of the collections, resources, and services of the Monroe Library throughout the research process in order to produce an academic or creative work.

  • $200 for a freshman/sophomore research project
  • $200 for a junior/senior research project
  • $200 for a senior thesis project
  • $200 for a graduate student research project

Applications are due Wednesday, April 8, 2015. Application information is available at:

For more information, contact Malia Willey:

Interlibrary Loan

What Is Interlibrary Loan?

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) gets books, articles and other materials not owned by the Monroe Library for your use.  There is no charge for requests.  ILL is available to Loyola current faculty, students, and staff engaged in scholarly research. (Law students and faculty are required to use services provided by the Law Library.) You must have a library-issued bar code on your Loyola ID and less than $15.00 in current library fines.

The length of time to obtain material varies.  Articles can arrive within two to five days, but may take longer. Books usually arrive within one to six weeks. The sooner you request them, the sooner you’ll have them!

Requests go through ILLiad, a web-based system. You can even use ILLiad to track the status of your requests, edit requests and request renewals online!  To become an ILLiad user, create an account by clicking on the “First Time Users” link on the ILLiad main page. You must select a username and password. You’ll only need to do this once.

We are unable to accept requests for materials that are owned by the Loyola University Library. These include books on reserve, books checked out, and non-circulating material. We will request books that have been declared lost or copies of articles from journals that are missing or at the bindery.  We do not borrow textbooks currently in use. Before filling out a request, be sure to check the library’s online catalog to make sure Loyola doesn’t own the material you need.  Or ask a reference librarian for help in finding material on your topic.

Welcome back, Wolf Pack!

We’ve got all kinds of great stuff for you in the Monroe Library!

Did you know that you can check out laptops and other equipment at the Learning Commons desk? There are headphones, voice recorders, cameras, video recorders, webcams, flip cams, and calculators. You can also check out lockers and group study rooms.

Do you need resources for a paper? Our librarians can help you locate scholarly articles, books, and even DVDs that are relevant to your research.

Do you need a textbook for your class? Check with us at the Learning Commons desk to see if your professor put it on reserve.

So come on over to the Learning Commons desk and let us know what you need. Your success starts with us!

Elevate New Orleans and the Monroe Library

A Successful Collaboration between Elevate New Orleans and the Monroe Library

The Monroe Library was the academic home to Elevate New Orleans this year. Elevate is an after-school program for inner-city middle and high school students who excel at basketball. The program provides academic, athletic, and social training to help ensure the students attend college and ultimately give back to their community. This mission aligns with the Jesuit vision of education, which includes educating the whole person and acting as men and women for others. Sky Hyacinthe (Executive Director of Elevate) and Malia Willey (Instruction Coordinator) coordinated the collaboration between Elevate and the Monroe Library. Loyola students engaged in tutoring for the Elevate students through the Community-Based Federal Work Study program. Elevate has also partnered with other Loyola groups, such as the Lindy Boggs Center, the Office of Service Learning, and the University Honors Program.

Here’s what a few of the Elevate students had to say about the Monroe Library and their Loyola student tutors:

“Monroe Library is a cool environment because of all the people opening the door saying good afternoon and I really like the way they welcome me at Loyola University. I thank you for having me at your school.”

“My grades have gone up a lot since I’ve been coming to Loyola for tutoring.”

“I have got way better in math and my writing skills. I understand things now more than I did before.”

“Loyola student tutors are very helpful. They help me prepare for my test and with my homework. Every time I’m with the Loyola student tutors I feel more prepared for the school day the day after.”

“The Monroe Library makes me feel safe and welcoming.”

“They have helped me improve my grades and my GPA. They have also taught me new ways to do homework.”

“Awesome. They have helped tremendously. When my grades were down they helped me pick them up.”

“The Monroe Library is a place I look forward to seeing every Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday. It is a place for me to get away from the chaos of school and the outside world and it is a place for me to concentrate only on work.”

Faculty Presentation on Librarian Partnerships

Faculty members are invited to learn about librarian partnerships at an event hosted by the Center for Faculty Innovation on Friday, March 15 at 3:30 pm in Multimedia Room 2 at the Monroe Library.

Panelists include:

  • Teri Gallaway & Naomi Yavneh
  • Laurie Phillips & Elizabeth Parent
  • Brian Sullivan & Terri Bednarz
  • Malia Willey & Mark Fernandez
  • The panelists will discuss and answer questions about their collaborations. For more information, contact Malia Willey:

    Technology Showcase

    The Monroe Library would like to invite you to our Annual Technology Showcase. Swing by and see the equipment we have available for the Loyola community; from computers and Kindles to video cameras, projectors and audio zoom recorders. Also, get information about additional services such as DVD duplication and classroom equipment.

    The Technology Showcase will take place on January 29th, from 12pm to 2pm in the Monroe Library, Room 101-Living Room.

    Thank you and we hope to see you there!

    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: 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.

    Prep for Tests with Learning Express Library

    Get ready for high-stakes tests like the GMAT, GRE, LSAT, MCAT, and TOEFL. Learning Express Library provides practice tests and e-books for improving performance on academic and professional tests. It also has mathematics, reading, and other skill improvement tutorials. There’s help for Spanish speakers, too. Locate professional licensing, certification and aptitude tests for any career from air traffic controlling to teaching. Search for GRE, LSAT, MCAT, LSAT, or other popular test acronyms. This service requires registration, but there’s no additional expense—try it today! You’ll find Learning Express Library listed on our Databases A-Z.

    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!

    ILLiad books for students are due on or before December 9th.  ILLiad services pause for winter break and resume on January 2nd. Check out our FAQs or ask at the Learning Commons desk for more information.