Spring 2021 LNDL Services & Resources

*Last updated: January 15, 2021*

The Loyola Notre Dame Library is open, and library staff are available in-person and virtually to assist you with your teaching, learning, and research. Get help from a librarian online 24/7 via chat, at askemail@loyola.edu, and through scheduled video meetings.

Library Building Access & Use

When is the Library open? 

What should I expect when I visit? 

  • Tap your Loyola ID or swipe your Notre Dame ID at the Loyola doors to enter
  • Show your campus clearance 
  • Wear a mask at all times
  • Maintain social distance and study individually 
  • Keep the furniture where you find it as it has been marked and spaced to encourage social distance
  • Food is not permitted and water fountains are turned off
  • Use provided disinfectant wipes on surfaces as needed and remember to wash your hands
  • Exit via the Notre Dame doors or via the Loyola doors to use the accessible exit

Who can visit the Library? 

Loyola and Notre Dame students, faculty, and staff only 

Where can I return items? 

Return LNDL, USMAI, or ILL books:

  • At the book drop outside the Library
  • At the book drop in Loyola’s Stamp-It 
  • At the Help Desk during building hours
  • Returned materials will be quarantined for 3 days before library staff handle them and will remain in your library account during the time in quarantine

Can I reserve a space for studying? 

  • Space cannot be reserved this semester
  • Private study rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis
  • A variety of open seating and table options are available throughout the building for your use

Can I visit the Archives & Special Collections?

  • The Archives and Special Collections Reading Room is available to students, faculty, and staff of Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University by appointment only. Only one researcher will be scheduled in the reading room at a time.
  • Archives staff are providing online services Monday - Friday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

How is the building being cleaned and maintained? 

See Loyola’s Facilities Management and Maintenance information

Access to Print and Electronic Resources

What can I borrow? 

  • LNDL items: 
  • USMAI items: 
    • Request contactless pickup of books from University of Maryland-College Park, University of Maryland-Baltimore County, Salisbury University, Frostburg State University, St. Mary's College of Maryland, University of Maryland Health Sciences & Human Services Library, University of Baltimore, Bowie State, Morgan State, Towson University, Coppin State, and the University of Maryland Eastern Shore
  • Interlibrary Loan (ILL) items:

How do I access a book if I’m remote? 

How do I access something that LNDL doesn’t have? 

Is contactless pickup available? 

  • Contactless pickup of books is available for Loyola and Notre Dame faculty, students, and staff 
  • Contactless pickup at Loyola's Columbia and Timonium campuses is not available this semester

How do I renew? 

Will I be fined for overdue books?

  • LNDL and USMAI books will not accrue fines in the Spring 2021 semester.
  • Fines for Interlibrary Loan items are based on policies of the lending library. Email interlib@loyola.edu for more information.

How do I put something on reserve for my class? 

Where can I find resources for my classes? 


Can I print or scan in the library? 

Are there public computers at the Library? 

A limited number of public computers are available on the first floor

How can I use the Innovation Station?

What technology is available to help me with my classes?

What technology can I check out?

Research Help & Instruction

How can I get research help?

Can a librarian visit my class?

View Loyola’s Reopening Plans FAQ

View Notre Dame’s Reopening Plans FAQ