Loyola University Chicago

John Felice Rome Center


The JFRC provides computer stations for its students. All are connected with the Internet, and those in the computer labs and information commons are accessible 24 hours a day. Students should bring a USB flash drive to save all of their documents.  Students can print to local computers in the labs and in the information commons.  All students will receive a printer card with 8 euro already loaded on it.  Students can then add money to their cards on campus.

The JFRC also offers wireless access in the information commons/library and "Rinaldo's Cafe." If students wish to avail themselves of this service, once in Rome they will be provided with the electronic information necessary for accessing the Internet through the JFRC's system. They also may need to acquire a wireless access card in Rome to ensure compatibility. In deciding whether to take a personal computer with them, students should bear in mind that it represents that much more valuable personal property for them to look out for while they are abroad.


  • Off-campus - send an e-mail to sakai@luc.edu or to helpdesk@luc.edu indicating that you are currently at the Rome Center

  • On-campus - contact Maurizio Morretti or your Resident Assistant

The Information Commons (IC) opened in January 2011, completing Phase I of the Insieme per il futuro campaign to renovate the JFRC. The IC is a model of energy efficiency and sustainable development, maximizing the use of energy consumed and minimizing the impact on the environment, and is a beautiful work of architecture. This facility is one of the most technologically advanced libraries in Rome, an appropriate home for one of the largest collection of English books in the city. 

Students will find access to WiFi, computers, and study rooms equipped with state-of-the-art technology. 

The Library is part of the IC. Students will find stacks of books on the upper level of the IC. These stacks include an excellent travel section. Inter-library loans are also possible from Loyola University Chicago's library, and visiting students have access to Loyola Chicago's online library resources.