Loyola University Chicago

Giving to Loyola

Libraries Special Collections

Loyola is seeking partners to update and beautify the physical spaces that house Special Collections. These spaces contain the University’s archives, rare books, photographs, manuscripts, oral histories, and other valuable items essential for research, teaching, and the preservation of Loyola’s heritage. Funds will go toward significantly improving the reading room, work area, vault, and environmental and security systems. For lead donors, naming opportunities for the reading room, director’s office and Special Collections Department are available.

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PROJECT GOALS

  • Improve special collections reading room with new furniture, carpeting, and display cases
  • Enhance work and processing spaces with new equipment and shelving
  • Stabilize and protect the area and valuable collections with new fire-suppression, security, and HVAC systems
  • Create a new, welcoming entrance to raise visibility
  • Expand rare books vault to accommodate growing collections 

A GIFT TO THE SPECIAL COLLECTIONS REMODELING PROJECT SUPPORTS:

  • Preserving our shared history in a beautiful, secure space
  • Exhibiting our rare books and treasures for visitors to enjoy
  • Making possible the future expansion of collections 
Floor plan

Improved Floor Plan