Alumni & Guest Access
On behalf of Information Technology Services (ITS) and the Loyola University Libraries, it is our pleasure to welcome you to Loyola University Chicago as a guest, or welcome you back as an alumni. While the University offers a number of services and access to alumni, we want to take this opportunity to highlight the specific resources available through ITS and the Libraries. If you have any questions during your visit, don’t hesitate to reach out to a member of our ITS or Libraries team.
Alumni Workstation Access
With an alumni card, provided by the Campus Card Office, you may request access to available alumni workstations by visiting the Information Commons first floor service desk (Lakeshore Campus) or staff in the Digital Media Lab in Corboy Law Center room 608 (Water Tower Campus). There is no charge for access or use of a workstation.
Guest Workstation Access
As a guest to the Richard J. Klarchek Information Commons, you may request access to available guest workstations by visiting the Information Commons first floor service desk at the Lakeshore Campus. There is no charge for access or use of a workstation.
Computer and Internet Access
Yes! Effective Fall 2016, Alumni and Guests of the University may utilize the "LUC-Guest" Wireless Network using any wireless-capable device such as a smartphone or laptop. For more information, visit luc.edu/wireless .
Access to University workstations is available to guests between the hours of 8:00am and 12:00am. ITS and the Libraries reserve the right to deny access at any time based on the needs of Loyola University Chicago students, faculty and staff. We encourage you to check the Information Commons or Lewis Libraries web page or call for building hours in advance, as hours may vary between terms or for special events.
Alumni must present a valid alumni card in addition to a current form of identification. Guests must present a valid and current form of identification such as a U.S Driver's License, U.S. State Identification Card, Passport, Green Card or Military Identification Card.
During your first visit, a staff member will also require the following information in order to create a unique workstation account for you: First and Last Name, Permanent Address, Telephone Number and Email Address. After your first visit, we will only require verification that your information has not changed.
Alumni may access workstations at both Lakeshore and Water Tower Campus library locations. Visit the Klarchek Information Commons 1st floor service desk or Digital Media Lab within the Lewis Library in room 608.
Guest access workstations are available in the Klarchek Information Commons - visit the 1st floor service desk for more information.
Alumni are provided three (3) hours of workstation access per day. If no other alumni are waiting for access to a workstation, you can extend your time in thirty (30) minute increments directly from your workstation. If other alumni are waiting for a workstation, this option will not be available.
Guests are provided ninety (90) minutes of workstation access per day. If no other guests are waiting for access to a workstation, you can extend your time by thirty (30) minutes, one-time, directly from your workstation. If other guests are waiting for a workstation, this option will not be available.
All alumni and guest workstations have the following applications installed:
|Productivity Tools||Internet Browsers||Microsoft Office 2013|
|Adobe Acrobat Reader||Google Chrome||Microsoft Access|
|Calculator||Internet Explorer||Microsoft Excel|
|Paint||Mozilla Firefox||Microsoft OneNote|
While using University lab workstations, you are strongly encouraged not to save your work directly to the workstation. Instead, consider using external USB-based storage or using web-based resources such as Google Drive. When you are finished using a workstation, it is important that you log out immediately.
When you restart or log out of a workstation all personal information, documents and resources are deleted. Additionally, all computers will automatically log out after thirty (30) minutes of inactivity or when your session time expires. All work that is not saved to external storage will be lost.
Alumni can print from lab printers using a Courtesy Card. Cards are available to purchase for $1.00 and funds can be added in cash from the multiple Value Port terminals locations around each campus. There is a per-page fee for print jobs from the alumni workstations. The following rates apply for printing:
|Print Format||Cost Per Sheet|
|Black and White double-sided (Duplex) (Default)||$0.10|
|Black and White single-sided (Simplex)||$0.07|
No, access to the loan program is restricted only to students active in coursework, faculty and employees of the University.