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Printing at the Library

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In an effort to improve library services and encourage smart use of library resources, we have moved the printers behind the Learning Commons Desk. The move will help us service the printers efficiently so that everyone’s printing needs will be met as smoothly as possible. We want to be sure that everyone can print what they need for their academic work at Loyola, but we also want to contain printing costs and reduce waste!
The printing policy is now in effect and we thank you for collaborating with us!  See below for details.
Please let us know if you have any questions.   And check in next week for paper-saving tips!

Monroe Library Printing Policy

Our goals:

  • Ensure smart use of library and campus resources
  • Reduce waste
  • Trouble-shoot and maintain printers more quickly
  • Promote responsible printing

What is responsible printing?

-Think before you ink!  Use print preview to double check your work and ensure that you’re only printing what you need.

-The printing of articles, reserve materials, papers, notes and other work that supports Loyola course assignments, academic projects and research are permitted.

-When printing PowerPoint slides, please print 6 slides per page.  Users should also use black text on white background.  For instructions on how to responsibly print PowerPoint presentations, ask at the LC desk.  Multiple copies are not permitted.

-The printing of handouts, flyers, invitations, advertisements, and announcements is not permitted under any circumstance.  Users who wish to print multiple copies of any document may make photocopies or visit Printing Services in Room 236 of Monroe Hall.

Thank you for partnering with us to help achieve our goals for responsible printing in the Monroe Library.

Now in effect: Group Study Room Two-ID Finals Policy

It’s super busy these days in the Monroe Library. Students and faculty are hard at work finishing projects, researching, writing papers, and preparing for finals. People are a little tense and a little giddy, knowing that the last days of the semester are just around the corner. The Monroe Library is gearing up too. Our extended study period will begin on Sunday, April 25 and the group study policy changes April 18. Here’s what you should know:

Groups Study Rooms for Groups-Only Policy

  • The two-ID policy runs from Sunday, April 18 to Friday, May 7.
  • All of the rooms switch over to group-use only. A group is considered two or more people (up to six in most rooms).
  • Studying solo? Sorry, the rooms are for groups only through May 7. (See more below)
  • At least two members of the study group must be physically present at the Learning Commons desk to check out a room.
  • We will ask two members of your group to leave their Loyola IDs to check out the room.
  • Anyone with more than $5 in fines will have to pay the fine before checking out a room.
  • Because these rooms are in such high demand, the rooms cannot be renewed. Please don’t switch around IDs, it’s not fair, really, it’s not nice.
  • No reservations. Rooms are first come, first serve.
  • Security is important: Make sure the room is locked when you leave, do not leave your valuables unattended. Watch your stuff!
  • Remember… the second and third floors are quiet study spaces, and group study rooms are not sound proof ;-)
  • To our students who like quiet and enjoy using the study rooms during the regular semester: There are hundreds of seats in the Monroe Library waiting for you. The second and third floors are designated Quiet Study Areas. If someone is disturbing the peace or making a ruckus, let us know at the Learning Commons desk, we will ask individuals to be quiet, we will ask individuals to leave too.
  • Report any problems to the Learning Commons desk or email us at

    For more information about the group study rooms, configuration, and loan period and overdue fines, go here.

    More on extended study time in the Monroe Library to come.

    Good luck on your finals!

    Deb Poole

  • New Group Study Room Policy!

    Effective this fall semester, (Monday, August 31, 2009), the Monroe Library will reserve several group study rooms for group work only. The library is also offering users the option to book a room in advance.  Click here for more information.