We've provided a short summary for each of the policies below; however, to view the full policies and guidelines, click on the respective link in the list below or the link available after each short summary. If you have any questions regarding the policies, procedures or guidelines, please contact a member of the Information Commons staff or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Acceptable Use Policy for Electronic University Resources
- Access/Student Identification
- Food and Drink
- Guest Access
- Posting and Distribution Policy
- Policies Specific to Room/Location Usage
- User Behavior
Acceptable Use Policy for Electronic University Resources
Computing, networking, telephony, and information resources of Loyola University Chicago are available to advance our education, research, health care and public service missions. Any access and use of these resources and services that interfere with these goals are prohibited. All who access and use these resources will abide by all applicable policies, legal and contractual requirements, and the highest standard of ethical principles and practices, when using these University resources.
- View the Acceptable Use Policy for Electronic University Resources
The University Libraries and Information Technology Services are committed to providing students a safe and secure environment in which to conduct their academic studies. To achieve this goal and in accordance with Loyola University policy, all Loyola students, faculty and staff are required to present their Loyola IDs when entering the University Libraries.
Building Use Guidelines
Patrons have a responsibility to use the Information Commons (IC) in a manner promoting a safe, secure, open and supportive environment that is conducive to teaching and learning. IC patrons play an important role in creating a positive quality of life and experience in the IC. Please help us make the IC an enjoyable and productive place for all.
Classrooms (Rooms 105, 111, 112, 215, 216, and 230)
The classrooms in the Information Commons are scheduled for regular University classes by the University Registrar. Any faculty wishing to use any of the classrooms for semester long classes in the IC are directed to call the University Registrar to make arrangements.
Food and Drink
We recognize that our users spend many hours in the Information Commons (IC) and may enjoy an occasional beverage or snack while studying. We appreciate your help in keeping the IC clean, minimizing the risk of damage to books and equipment, and preventing undesirable insects and pests. Drinks and small snacks are permitted in most areas of the IC. Drinks must be in spill-proof containers, such as bottles with lids or travel mugs. Meals are not permitted in any part of the IC.
As a reminder, food deliveries are not permitted.
Group Study Rooms
The Information Commons has 27 group study rooms available for use by Loyola students, faculty, and staff. The primary purpose of these rooms is to provide a place for students to engage in collaborative and cooperative study in small groups. Permanent assignment of rooms is not made to any particular academic group or social organization.
The Loyola University Libraries welcome guests (age sixteen and older) into our Libraries on the Lake Shore Campus. Please review this guest access policy prior to visiting the libraries. Guests are encouraged to check our website or call about building hours in advance of coming as hours may vary between terms.
The Libraries reserve the right to deny access to guests at any time based on the needs of Loyola University Chicago students, faculty and staff. In December, late April, May, and August it is wise to call in advance to verify hours as we are generally not able to offer Community Guest Access during the first week of school and as we approach Final Exam periods in the Fall and Spring.
Level 4 Multi-Purpose Room
The Information Commons multi-purpose room consists of a large open space with windows on both the east and west sides. Elevators, a coat room, and small kitchenette are located at the north end of the floor. Restrooms are located in the hall at the south end of the floor. The room is equipped with a podium and sound system. There are two projectors and two drop-down screens on the east side of the room. There is a south screen for south facing projection as well.
The maximum capacity for lecture/presentation set-ups or standing receptions is 148.
The maximum capacity for banquet style reception set-ups is 130.
M. Rita Schroeder-Barnett (BSc '58) and John Barnett (BSc '51) Library Instruction Classroom
The Library Instruction Classroom (Room 120) is located on the first floor of the Information Commons in the south west corner of the building. The Library Instruction Classroom contains 24 PCs, an instructor work station (the same as available in all e-classrooms on campus), a white board, a smart board, and a networked printer. A standard print station is available. The classroom is configured in rows and cannot be rearranged. Extra chairs are generally available in the room, though space is limited for additional users.
Level 3 is a designated silent study space. Conversational level noise is acceptable on all other floors. Please use headphones if listening to music or other media.
Posting and Distribution
The Information Commons reserves the right to refuse or remove materials which are judged to be contrary to these guidelines, or items which have been posted without approval. Duration of posting may be determined by the Information Commons, dependent upon the projected date of the advertised event. A designated member of the Information Commons management must approve all postings. Postings may not cover, deface or remove the posted materials of another organization.
Patrons have a responsibility to use the Information Commons (IC) in a manner promoting a safe, secure, open and supportive environment that is conducive to teaching and learning. IC patrons play an important role in creating a positive quality of life and experience in the IC. Please help us make the IC an enjoyable and productive place for all. In order to provide access, promote safety, and protect resources and facilities, the IC prohibits activities that present health or security risks, damage resources, or disrupt the normal flow of operations. All suspicious, threatening, or dangerous circumstances should be reported to IC staff immediately.