About the Library

About the Library

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  • Book Return Locations

    In the library

    Books may be returned to the library at the Circulation Desk on the first floor.

    Other campus locations

    For your convenience, we also have return bins at the following locations, from which library staff make daily pick-ups:

    • Hannon Library exterior between Starbucks & Hilton
    • Ignatian Circle Drive, behind the Burns Fine Arts Complex, accessible by foot or car
    • University Hall on Parking Level One, near the central elevators, accessible by foot or car
    • Across from Jamba Juice, near the DejaView Movie Lounge
  • Departments

    List of Departments

  • Library Spaces

    Event Space: The Von der Ahe Family Suite, located on the 3rd floor of the library, is home to multiple events every year.

    Study Spaces: The library provides a number of study spaces including group study rooms, the Rose Hills Reading Room, located on the second floor, and multiple study desks and seating areas on the second and third floor.

    Teaching Spaces: The library has three classrooms all of which support a variety of instruction needs.

    Technology Spaces: Information Commons features 86 computers that run on Mac OS and Windows. Presentation and listening group study rooms are located on the first and second floor. Faculty seeking technical assistance or specialized technological equipment may visit the Faculty Innovation Center on the third floor.

  • Publications

    Library Year in Review

    The library's Year in Review contains highlights from the academic year and has been published annually in the fall since 2007-2008. You can read and download each edition at LMU Digital Commons.

    William H. Hannon Library Commemorative Brochure

    Published in 2009, this document introduced the new library to the LMU Community: Commemorative Brochure

    Happenings @ Hannon

    Each month during the academic year, the library publishes an email newsletter for students, faculty, staff, and friends showcasing upcoming events and new initiatives at the William H. Hannon Library. You can subscribe to receive future issues or read past issues at Digital Commons.

  • Tours

    Guided Tours

    Library Tours for Students, Alumni, Guests, and Special Events

    The William H. Hannon Library is open to the public and we welcome alumni, parents, students, and community members. If you would like to schedule a 20 minute tour, please contact Raymundo Andrade at (310) 258-4648 or randrade@lmu.edu.

    Library Tours for K-12 Groups

    For tours that include K-12 students, we request that there be at least one chaperone for every ten students that attend the tour. Tours typically last between 10-30 minutes, depending on the needs and size of the group. If you would like to schedule a tour, please fill out our Tour Request Form at least two weeks in advance. For more information, contact Raymundo Andrade at (310) 258-4648 or randrade@lmu.edu.

    Archives & Special Collections Tours

    LMU faculty are invited to bring their classes to the Department of Archives & Special Collections for an orientation. A staff member will provide general introductory information, such as an overview of the collections and basic researcher rules, as well as any other requested information about the Department. For more information, contact Cynthia Becht at (310) 338-7681 or cbecht@lmu.edu.