Access to the library is restricted to the following groups of people:
Current Loyola University Chicago students, faculty, and staff must present a valid university issued ID card at the entrance of the library to gain access. (Current Loyola law and paralegal students should obtain a current law/paralegal school validation sticker from the circulation desk.)
Alumni of Loyola University Chicago must present their Alumni Card, a government issued photo ID, and sign in at the entrance of the library to gain access.
Attorneys must present their current ARDC card, or other card showing they are a registered attorney with a state Bar association, a government issued photo ID, and sign in at the entrance of the library to gain access.
Law students from the other law schools must present their home university issued ID and sign in at the entrance of the library to gain access.
This access ID Policy is intended to help ensure the safety of our patrons and the security of the building and its contents. Loyola University Chicago School of Law Library reserves the right to bar or remove any individual who causes disruption or poses a threat to library staff, other patrons, or the security of the library’s collections.
The Law Library does not disclose the identity of borrowers or their library records. Please see the Library Records Confidentiality Act (75 ILCS 70/1) for information regarding Illinois state law and patron confidentiality.
Guests of Loyola Law Patrons
Current Loyola University Chicago School of Law faculty, staff, and students may accompany a limited number of guests to the library. This policy allows Loyola Law patrons to bring a guest to the library for collaborative study, and is not designed to accommodate visitor use of library collections or equipment.
All guests must be personally accompanied by a host student at all times. The host student must present his/her valid Loyola University Chicago ID card and the guest must present a government issued photo ID and sign in at the entrance of the library to gain access.
Non-Loyola University Chicago School of Law patrons may not bring in guests.
All check outs, renewals, and returns should be completed 15 minutes prior to closing time. Please exit the library when asked by library staff; university security will be notified of any patron who has not the left the library after closing.
Access/Use of Other Loyola University Libraries
Special Access Periods
In order to facilitate preparation for final exams the law library allows full access only to current Loyola law students, law faculty, law staff, alumni of the Law School, and Loyola paralegal students. This period usually begins 3-4 weeks prior to the beginning of Law School exams. Other current Loyola students that need Law Library items or research assistance will be directed to the reference desk. Please see the library's calendars for the exact dates of our restricted access period.