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Gingrich Library: Hip Hop Resource Guide: Finding: Books

Finding: Books

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Finding Books

How can I search for books?

Library Catalog - Look for books, DVDs, ebooks, and electronic articles at Loyola.

Where is my book?

 Lewis Floor Maps and Cudahy Floor Maps 

  • Stacks - Your book is on a shelf in either Cudahy or Lewis. Use the call number to find it.
  • Reserves - Your book is at the circulation desk of Lewis or Cudahy 
  • Library Storage - Submit a request and someone will get it for you!
  • Reference - Your book is shelved in the reference area

How can I renew a book?

Renew things in person or use your online account

You don’t have the book I need

Request a book or article with our InterLibrary Loan Program (ILLiad).

Intercampus Loan & ILLiad

Students can request books from any Loyola University Chicago Library Campus, through the use of their Library Account accessible through this link. The Discovery Search Tool will also have the same capabilities.

Through the online ILLiad form students can request books and articles that are no available at the Loyola University Libraries, log on to your ILLiad account with your UVID and Password.

Online Catalogs


The LUC Libraries provides access to several different e-book collections. Not all e-book titles are available in one online resource but many are held in the Online Catalog and in a program also used to located e-journals. Please see the E-books Subject Guide for complete information on all the libraries’ e-book collections and use the links below for access.

  • Library Catalog
    To find e-books in the catalog, enter search terms as normal. Once you receive your search results, you may filter to Books on the left hand side of the screen and Full Text Online.
  • Other e-book collections
    A listing of other available e-book collections.

Looking for an e-book that the LUC Libraries do not currently have? Please use the Purchase Request form and select "Book/E-book" in the Resource Type field and "electronic" in the Preferred Format field.

Library Fines

  • Pay online.
  • Pay in person at any circulation desk with cash, checks (made out to "Loyola University Chicago"), or Rambler Bucks.

Course Reserves FAQS

Course Reserves are course-related materials made available, either electronically or physically, through the Lewis Library. Items that may be on reserve for a class: books, e-books, DVD, streaming videos, and articles.

  1. Overdue fines for 4 hour reserve items are $1.00 per hour.
  2. 3 day reserve items may leave the library.
  3. Overdue fines for 3 day reserve items are $1.00 per day.
  4. Returns: You must return reserves items to the campus library where you borrowed them.
  5. No Recalls or Renewals:  Reserves items are available on a first come, first serve basis.  You cannot renew or recall reserve items.

Scanning Reserve Items

How can I scan the chapters I need to read for my class? 

Students can scan chapters in the Lewis Library, there are two copiers in the 6th floor of the library. You can login with your Loyola UVID/password to e-mail scanned chapters. Or you can save the scanned chapters on a flash drive. If you are unable to come into the library you can request scanned chapters of your book through the online Interlibrary (ILLiad) form.  Scanned items are available for 30 days, so make sure to save your items elsewhere.