Visiting the Library
Feel free to come in any time the library is open. Click here for library hours. We hope you enjoy our beautiful building as much as we, the Loras Community, appreciate its offerings. Please feel free to contact any library staff member if you need assistance. To find the location of the library on the Loras College Campus, please click here for a campus map. There are many other points of interest on our campus, as well.
While you are here...
Browse our collections...
- An excellent library is an integral part of any strong academic program. The Loras College Library, with a staff of nine and a collection of approximately 355,000 items and access to approximately 11,000 journal titles, fulfills this mission. The Library's Special Collections room allows our students access to unique, primary source materials. A large collection of DVDs, videos, and audio books complement the collection. Search the library's online catalog for information about specific titles. Keep in mind the library's collection has been chosen to support the curriculum of Loras College and the needs of its students.
Use our spaces...
- We encourage the community to use the library as a gathering place. However, quiet study areas are provided for faculty, staff, and students.
Connect with government information...
- The library serves as an official document depository for the United States government and the State of Iowa. Feel free to consult the library's guide to government information. In addition to the regular collection, the library shows its rich heritage in its special collection of rare books, as well as, the photographs and manuscripts in the Center for Dubuque History located on the 1st floor of the Academic Resource Center.
View our art...
- The artwork in the library contains a large variety of works by nationally known and local artists. Click here to see a list of the art and its location in the building.