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.
The John Felice Rome Center library, also known as the Information Commons (or “IC”), offers the perfect combination of resources and inviting study space 24/7. Prepare for class, study for exams, or just get some quiet reading time in at the IC, where the dedicated librarian and a rotating team of trained student assistants are available daily to help you with the practicalities of research and producing academic work. During the semester, special events and training connect you with the resources and the advantages the library offers.
The extensive collection of physical books, journals, and magazines is regularly updated with the latest scholarship selected to support the curriculum and wider interests of library users in an international institution. All students, faculty, and staff have access to Loyola University Chicago Libraries’ online resources, including:
- 31,000+ streaming videos, including movies and documentaries
- 500+ research databases
- 810,000+ e-books
- 329,700+ online journals
The IC is equipped with PCs and iMacs, color and black-and-white printers, scanners, and photocopiers.
The JFRC Information Commons shares the Loyola University Libraries’ mission statement, aiming to provide an inviting, collaborative, and innovative learning environment to facilitate the pursuit of knowledge and creativity.