Visitor Services @ the Library

The William H. Hannon Library, its collections and services, are open to the public; however, after 10:00 pm, access to the library requires an LMU OneCard. After 10 p.m., the front doors will lock, and the building is reserved exclusively for the academic use of current students, staff, and faculty of LMU and Loyola Law School in possession of a valid LMU OneCard.

All eligible visitors wishing to use the Information Commons computers should register at the Information Desk @ the Library. Visitors using computers will be asked to log off and leave the building just prior to 10 p.m. See the Visitor Computer Access Policy for more information.

Please keep in mind that children under high school age must be accompanied by a guardian or parent. High school students should have proof via school photo ID. Parents are responsible for ensuring that children adhere to library policies.

Visitors with Additional Privileges

Local community members (those living in zip codes 90045, 90094, or 90293) and LMU Alumni may purchase Visitor Borrowing Privileges for $100 a year. All other guests can purchase Visitor Borrowing Privileges for $300 a year.


  • LMU alumni are eligible for an LMU OneCard, available from the OneCard office, which is required to obtain guest computer access and purchase borrowing privileges.
  • Annual borrowing privileges may be purchased at a discounted rate of $100 (available for purchase at the Circulation Desk).
  • Alumni receive Visitor Borrowing Privileges.
  • Alumni may request free access to the ATLA Religion Database with ATLA Serials.

Emeritus Faculty

  • LMU emeritus faculty have associate borrowing privileges. Please confirm with HR that emeritus status has been confirmed before borrowing items from the library.

Faculty Visitors from Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU) Institutions

LMU and LLS Faculty/Staff Retirees

  • Full-time LMU retirees should obtain a “Gold Card” from Human Resources and bring this to Circulation Desk to obtain borrowing privileges.

Neighborhood Residents

  • Residents of the Westchester (90045), Playa Vista (90094) and Playa del Rey (90293) neighborhoods are eligible to purchase a visitor borrowing card at a discounted rate of $100. To purchase a card, go to the Circulation Desk Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. -7:45 p.m., Saturday or Sunday 11:00 a.m. -7:45 p.m. A current photo ID or utility bill, with your name and address, will be required for proof of neighborhood residency.
  • Residents who puchase a borrowing card will receive Visitor Borrowing Privileges.

Religious Residents and Religious Visitors

  • Religious residents and visiting religious scholars receive Associate Borrowing Privileges
  • Religious scholars or faculty visiting campus for short periods of time (less than one year) should request that their department chair or Dean send a letter to the Dean of the Library requesting permission to borrow from the library. The letter should indicate department, school, or division responsible for any fees incurred as well as an expected expiration date. 
  • Please note: if the religious resident does not have a myLMU account, they need to ask their sponsoring organization to contact ITS to obtain remote access to electronic resources and be able to request books online. Once approved by the Dean, the patron may obtain Visitor's borrowing card at Circulation Desk

Visitors Eligible for Borrowing