Loyola University Chicago

Women and Leadership Archives

Make an Appointment

Last updated June 10, 2024

The WLA reading room is open by appointment only. We are available to provide remote assistance to researchers, answer reference requests, and accept donations by mail with advance notice. 

To make an appointment, please email WLArchives@luc.edu with the following information:

  • The name of the collection and boxes you would like to see.
  • Some possible days and times for an appointment, allowing at least 1-3 business days from the time of your request.

Scheduling Availability

Appointments may be made Monday-Friday, starting no earlier than 9am and concluding by 4:30pm. The WLA may consider evening or weekend appointments for special circumstances only (ie. visiting from out of state). Requests for visits outside of our normal business hours require at least 2 weeks notice and are subject to approval of the WLA Director.

To provide the best service possible, the WLA typically does not honor same day appointment requests. 

Loyola University Chicago observes the following holidays. Accordingly, the WLA will be closed:

  • New Year's Day
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • Good Friday
  • Memorial Day
  • Juneteenth
  • July 4th
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Day after Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Eve
  • Christmas Day (The WLA is typically closed between Christmas Day and New Year's Day.)

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If you are running late, or can no longer make your appointment, please call 773.508.8837 to let us know. We reserve the right to cancel an appointment if a researcher repeatedly no shows, arrives more than 15 minutes late to an appointment without prior notice, or does not provide collection information in advance of their visit.