Hours and FAQ'S
By Appointment Only
Appointments are required to access the Loyola University Chicago Archives & Special Collections. Please see our for further information.
The Loyola University Chicago Archives & Special Collections requires that masks be worn by all researchers and during class sessions.
Fall Semester 2023 Hours
August 28, 2023 - December 15, 2023
Monday - Friday: 8:00AM - 12:00 PM; 1:00PM - 4:00PM
Please check the Loyola University Chicago Archives & Special Collections Calendar for updates on classes, events, and closures.
Loyola University Chicago Archives & Special Collections
Cudahy Library room 217, Lake Shore Campus
1032 W. Sheridan Road
Chicago, IL 60660
To get to the Loyola Archives & Special Collections by public transportation:
By 'L Train
Take the Red Line to the Loyola stop. Cross Sheridan at Loyola Avenue and enter the campus. Walk east towards Lake Michigan until you see the Information Commons. Enter Cudahy Library through the Information Commons.
Bus routes 147 and 151 stop at the Lake Shore Campus in Rogers Park. Exit the bus at Kenmore & Sheridan, enter campus and walk to the Information Commons. Enter Cudahy Library through the Information Commons.
- Are appointments required?
Yes. Access to the Archives & Special Collections is By Appointment Only. Due to limited staff, in-person research appointments are prioritized for current Loyola students, staff, faculty, and classes. Please see the for further information.
- What is in the Loyola Archives & Special Collections?
The collections include University records, Samuel Insull, Chicago history, Catholic history, political cartoons, faculty, staff, and alumni papers, photograph collections, Edward Gorey collection, yearbooks, course catalogs, student newspapers, departmental newsletters, and the Congressional papers of Dan Rostenkowski and Henry J. Hyde. The Rare Book Collection holds approximately 22,000 volumes with over 15 languages. Highlights include Jesuitica, British and American History, British and American literature, poetry, drama, and theology.
- Who can use the Archives?
Students, faculty, staff, alumni, and the public are welcome to use the collections at the Loyola Archives & Special Collections. Priority is given to current Loyola classes, students, staff, and faculty. All researchers must abide by the reading room rules as well as University Libraries and campus policies.
- What are the reading room rules?
Use only a pencil while working with materials; no food or drink in the reading room; signing the daily log upon arrival; and filling out a researcher registration form are some of the reading room rules. All researchers must wear masks while in the archives.
- Can I request photocopies/scans of materials?
You can request photocopies/scans of materials you use at the Loyola Archives & Special Collections. LUCASC reserves the right to limit the number of copies/scans made or to refuse to copy/scan an item if such copying/scanning will infringe upon copyright or damage the material. Copies/scans of entire books or archival collections are not permitted. Please see the Reproduction & Use Policy for further information.
- Can I use a digital camera to make copies of materials in the Archives?
Digital cameras maybe used to photograph materials. Again, photographs of entire books or archival collections are not permitted. LUCASC reserves the right to limit or refuse permission to photograph materials in the collections. No flash photography is permitted. Scanners are not allowed. Please see the Reproduction & Use Policy for further information.