Loyola University Chicago

Women and Leadership Archives

Contact Info, Directions, & Hours

Onsite Researchers at the WLA August 2022:

Effective August 2022, the WLA reading room will be open by appointment only. We are still available to provide remote assistance to researchers, answer reference requests and accept donations by mail with advance notice. In accordance with University guidelines, please note the following requirements for onsite research at the WLA:

  • Appointments may be made Monday-Friday concluding by 4:30pm.
  • We kindly request that masks be worn in the WLA. Masks are provided by the WLA if needed.
  • Please do not come to campus if you have COVID-19 symptoms.

To schedule an appointment, please contact the WLA at wlarchives@LUC.edu. Find additional details about University guidelines at LUC.edu/returntocampus.

Contact Information:

WLA Phone: 773.508.8837
WLArchives@luc.edu

Street Address:

Women & Leadership Archives
Loyola University Chicago
Piper Hall, Third Floor
970 W. Sheridan Rd.
Chicago, IL 60660

Mailing Address:

Women & Leadership Archives
Loyola University Chicago
Piper Hall, Third Floor
1032 W. Sheridan Rd.
Chicago, IL 60660

Campus Map: View a map of Loyola's Lake Shore Campus. Piper Hall is #29 along Lake Michigan.

Directions: The Women and Leadership Archives is located with the Gannon Center for Women and Leadership in Piper Hall on Loyola University Chicago’s Lake Shore Campus at 970 W. Sheridan Rd. Please contact the WLA for additional directions.

Public Transportation: The Women and Leadership Archives is easily accessible by the CTA Red Line by using the Granville or Loyola stops. The cost is $2.50. The WLA is also easily accessible by the 147 or 151 bus routes, the cost of which is $2.25.

Parking: Proceed through the main entrance of campus towards the parking structure located on Sheridan Road. The cost to park in the main parking structure is $7.

Driving Directions: The Women and Leadership Archives is located in Piper Hall at 970 W. Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL 60660.

From the North: Follow Sheridan Road south to the campus entrance. Note that at the intersection of Sheridan, Broadway, and Devon, Sheridan continues to the left (east). Make sure you turn left at this intersection, go under the “L” tracks, and the main entrance to campus is at the second light on the left. Piper Hall is located on the lakefront, just east of the main entrance to campus.

From the West and I-94: Take I-94 East to Touhy Avenue. Go east on Touhy to Sheridan Road. Turn right (south) on Sheridan Road and continue south to Loyola. Note that at the intersection of Sheridan, Broadway, and Devon, Sheridan continues to the left (east). Make sure you turn left at this intersection, go under the “L” tracks, and the main entrance to campus is at the second light on the left. Piper Hall is located on the lakefront, just east of the main entrance to campus.

From the South: Take Lake Shore Drive north and follow it until it ends at Sheridan Road. Turn right (north) onto Sheridan Road and proceed about one mile to Loyola. The main entrance to campus is at the first light on the right. Piper Hall is located on the lakefront, just east of the main entrance to campus.

Accessibility: If you require the use of the elevator to reach the third floor reading room, please contact the WLA (WLArchives@LUC.edu) before or upon your arrival. A staff member will meet you at the entrance to the elevator on the first floor.