Library login issues

The student login for library resources has changed. Beginning Monday, August 21, 2017, use only the first six characters of your LORA PIN (personal identification number) as a password. All letters in the LORA PIN are to be uppercase. This holds true also for wifi, the computers in the labs and the library, and printing.  Updated LORA PINs now go into effect at 9:00 am every day for the previous 24 hours.

The username remains unchanged, as the first part of your Loyola email before the “at” sign. For example, the email will have a username “fjones.”

Faculty, administrators, and staff have a different password:

  • For newer faculty, administrators and staff, use the first two letters of your first name and the last four digits of your Social Security number
  • If you have had your password reset by Information Technology, try using the first two letters of your first name and the last four digits of your Social Security number plus “lu”
  • For others, your Loyola email password should work

The login for library resources is used whenever you are away from campus. It is also used for some resources while on campus, such as ebooks and etextbooks. Blackboard and email logins are not affected. If you have any questions, contact Information Technology at 504-865-2525 Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

Other issues


Browsers sometimes issue a security warning that is based on incomplete security information on our end.  With Google Chrome, click “Advanced” and then “Proceed to [URL].”  We are working to fix the problem.  Internet Explorer does not allow such connections, so please use another browser, like Chrome, Opera or Firefox.

If your browser displays a warning suggesting that a link on a library page may be leading to a page that will try to steal your personal information, this is a known problem.  We’re working to fix it, but in the meantime, you can safely use our resources.  Please be sure you got the link from a page with the domain “”  Google Chrome will still take you to your new page, but first click “Advanced,” then “proceed to [URL].”  Firefox and Opera also have similar options.  Internet Explorer will not permit you to proceed and should be avoided.

“Red Hat Enterprise Linux Test Page”

If this page appears instead of the normal library home page at, you will need to clear your browser’s cache, or memory.  The browser is loading the page from its own memory instead of the website.  How to clear your browser’s cache.

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