How do I log in?

* please note: changing your password in one place does not automatically change it everywhere *

Loyola Gmail

email: first initial, middle initial, first six letters of last name followed by “”. You can also look it up in the “Find People” directory.

Password: Your initial password will be the first 2 characters of your first name, plus the last four digits of your Social Security number, plus the letters “lu.” You can change it through Gmail or by calling

Loyola Gmail help:
Information Technology Help Desk 504-864-2255


Username: Campus-wide ID (CWID). It is your 8-digit student id number. If you don’t know your CWID you can find it printed on the front of your Loyola ID card.

Password: Your initial password will be the first 2 characters of your first name, plus the last four digits of your Social Security number

Blackboard help:
Online Learning Team 504-864-7168


Student Id (CWID): It is your 8-digit student id number. If you don’t know your CWID you can find it printed on the front of your Loyola ID card.

PIN: The default PIN is the first 2 letters of your first name and the last 4 digits of your social security number. You will be required to change the PIN when you login for the first time.

* Changing your PIN in LORA will also change your password for campus wifi, library computers, library printing, and off-campus access to online resources. This takes twenty-four hours to take effect.

LORA help:


Username: Wolfpack ID. It is the portion of your email address before the “”.

Password: first six characters of LORA pin; any letters must be upper case.

Library Online Resources (off-campus access)

Username: Wolfpack ID. It is the portion of your email address before the “”.

Password: first six characters of LORA pin; any letters must be upper case.

Library Resources off-campus help:
Jim Hobbs, Librarian/Online Services Coordinator

Library Computers

Username: Wolfpack ID. It is the portion of your email address before the “”.

Password: first six characters of LORA pin; any letters must be upper case.

Library Computer help: Visit Learning Commons desk

Printing in the Library

Authentication: Wolfpack ID. It is the portion of your email address before the “”.

Password: first six characters of LORA pin; any letters must be upper case.

Library printing help: Visit Learning Commons desk


Username: Choose anything you like, such as your name, abbreviations, or an alphanumeric code.

Password: Choose anything you like. Only you will know your password, and we cannot look it up. If you forget your password, you can use the Forgot Password page with your ILLiad user name.

* We recommend setting your username and password to be the same as your Wolfpack ID and password.

Library Resources Off Campus help:
Jim Hobbs, Librarian/Online Services Coordinator

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.”

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.

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


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.

Extract from the Reconstructed Constitution of the State of Louisiana


“Extract from the Reconstructed Constitution of the State of Louisiana,” 1868, a slightly tattered treasure from our Collection of New Orleans Miscellany .

The seated man in the center of this document is Oscar Dunn, the first black lieutenant governor of the U.S. Senate elected in 1868. In the late 1800s, a monument in Dunn’s honor was slated to be erected in New Orleans, yet after his untimely and mysterious death, the monument was never created. You can listen to this man’s inspiring, yet tragic, story on this episode of “TriPod: New Orleans at 300.

August 15, 1534: Jesuit Society Formed

Today in honor of the founding of the Jesuit Society we are highlighting our Jesuit Scrapbook from our Digital Archives.

The scrapbook is a record of the men who served in the Society of Jesus, and the churches, schools, and institutions they established in the South.
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The photographs in the scrapbook include numerous portrait photographs of the Jesuits working in the South, group photographs of Jesuit Communities, and major houses such as the College of the Immaculate Conception in New Orleans and St. Charles College in Grand Coteau, La. This scrapbook can be viewed in its entirety can be viewed via the Louisiana Digital Library by following this link.

Physical rights are held by Loyola University New Orleans, Archives of the New Orleans Province of the Society of Jesus.

The Land of the Pheasant and the Deer

A book that recently migrated from the stacks to Special Collections is a translation of Antonio Mediz Bolio’s The Land of the Pheasant and the Deer: Folksong of the Maya. This English edition of the work includes several illustrations by renowned Mexican artist Diego Rivera. Best known for his controversial murals, Marxist ideals, and tumultuous marriage to Frida Kahlo, Rivera remains a central figure in Mexican and 20th century art.

The prologue to this edition reads:

“The Land of the Pheasant and the Deer” by Antonio Mediz Bolio is an example and a lesson for the literature of America. In its pages- as Emerson said- thought itself has created the style. As they are being read the grace of their reasoning ripens in the spirit. The soul enters, avid and bold, into dimly visualized realms, and it gradually discovers in advancing the sense of relation that mates and binds together the races in our Continent. Their voices seem to bathe in waters of dream, of breeze, of ocean. The poet’s word breaks in the shadow or glares under the bronzy sky. Behind it the outcry of the maya chorus raises the stem of its elegance and of its prophecy.”

The author, Anthony Mediz Bolio, was born in 1884 to a wealthy family, and spent most of his childhood at his father’s hemp plantations. On the plantations, he was surrounded by Mayan people, who did not speak Spanish. Bolio was exposed to the colorful Mayan language this way. In this work, which he wrote in Spanish, he tried to emulate the phrasing of the Mayan language. In the dedication, he writes:

“I am from the land of the Mayab. She is my mother. To my mother dedicate I this book, too little for her, too much for me.

“To the woman whose eyes tenderly watched upon this offspring of my heart.

“To the sons of the Mayab, my brothers in blood and in hope.”

The stories can also be read in Spanish here.

You can view this book in Special Collections. During the summer session, we are open Tuesday-Thursday 9am-4:30pm, and Monday and Friday by appointment only.

Hiring: Information Resources Specialist

The Monroe Library is hiring! Please visit the Loyola Human Resources Employment Opportunities page to apply for the Information Resources Specialist position.

Information Resources Specialist – University Library – Job posted 8/7/2017

The Information Resources Specialist manages print and electronic journals and packages, and manages books orders through vendor’s website. Develops monthly expenditure reports and usage statistics for annual review of information resources. Manages donations of books and music to the Monroe Library and the government documents collection. Works with others to maintain print collections and order replacements for missing and lost materials.

QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s Degree. Familiarity with library information resources. Computer skills in an online multi-tasking environment. Comfort with the use of technology for data analysis, including demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Excel. Excellent interpersonal, communication, and writing skills, with clear evidence of ability to interact effectively and cooperatively with colleagues and patrons. Ability to work productively in a team environment. Collaborative analytical and problem-solving skills and initiative. Project planning and implementation skills. High degree of accuracy in complex, detailed work.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Academic library experience. Supervisory experience, especially with college-age employees.

Handwriting in the Archives

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Ah, the days of handwritten notes!

This selection comes from the autograph book of Ida Marie Zorn Thompson(1861-1938), who was between the ages of 15 and 24 and living in New Orleans when the notes were compiled. Written to Ida by various girlfriends, each note sweetly dotes on Ms. Thompson (though not without a tinge of morbidity here and there).

You can view more of Ida’s autograph books as well as scrapbooks and journal entries belonging to her son, New Orleans poet Basil Thompson in the Loyola University New Orleans Scrapbook Collection.

Paul Morphy: The Pride and Sorrow of Chess

Today’s post is dedicated to Paul Morphy, a world-renown chess prodigy born in New Orleans, LA in 1837. Morphy began playing chess as a young man and became notably successful at “blindfold games,” which, yes, required playing without looking at the board.

*selection of images and text from Life of Paul Morphy in Europe (1859) and Morphy’s Games of Chess (1916).

Morphy was a member of the Chess, Checkers, and Whist Club in New Orleans, which was housed in the Vieux Carré on the corner of Canal and Barronne st. until 1920. A marble bust of Morphy was featured prominently within the club. Join us in the Booth-Bricker Reading Room to learn more about this fascinating man and his adventures in chess!

Born On This Day: Aldous Huxley

Born on July 26th, 1894, Aldous Huxley who is most famously known for his book Brave New World, was an award winning author of over 50 books of fiction and non-fiction, a screenwriter, poet, and late-life philosopher of spirituality.


In celebration of his birthday, we offer a look at Essays New and Old (1926). Published by Chatto & Windus, the oldest continuous imprint at Penguin UK, this letterpress printing by The Florence Press was limited to 650 copies and is signed by the author.



This collection’s essays are a varied assortment covering such topics as pop music, advertising, Breughel, and travel.


“The tourist who has no curiosity is doomed to boredom.”


Come peruse this item and some of the other interesting and unique collections housed within the Special Collections & Archives in Loyola University’s Monroe Library, Tuesday – Thursday from 9-4:30 (Summer Hours).

Here’s a little something extra, a BBC broadcast interview with Huxley from 1958, where he shares his thoughts on the art of writing.

Here is an additional animated interview created from a source interview conducted by Mike Wallace produced by PBS Digital Studios from May 18, 1958, where Huxley explains Technodictators.

Cornet Collection

One of the many digitized collections in Special Collections and Archives is the Joseph-Aurélien Cornet, FSC collection. The collection is comprised of Frère Cornet’s field notebooks and over 500 binders containing extensive research on Congolese art and culture. You can read a detailed description of the collection here. The collection is primarily in French and Congolese.

The following images are from Cahier (field notebook) 24, which covers Mission Bawoyo on March 8th to 12th, 1979, and Mission Mapangu ou Bashiliele on June 24th to 27th of the same year. The photographs below document a visit to the village of Muanda-Tende, and includes photos of house types, types of dance, and village residents.

You can view the collection online here at the Louisiana Digital Library. You can also check out some of the other digitized collections from Special Collections and Archives on our website.

During the summer session, we are open Tuesday-Thursday 9am-4:30pm, and Monday and Friday by appointment only.