Services for Alumni

Circulation Services

Lewis alumni may borrow print books and materials from the Lewis Library general collection; borrowing privileges do not extend to borrowing from I-Share libraries. Alumni may obtain a library card from the Circulation Desk. Alumni must present a photo ID and proof of graduation.

Reference Services for Alumni

The primary duties of the Reference and Research Librarians at Lewis University are to provide personalized assistance to alumni, and students, and faculty, and staff, either in person, by phone, or e-mail. The Reference and Research Librarians will be happy to advise in how best to fully use the Library’s resources. Reference and Research Librarians are on duty whenever the Library is open and can be contacted at (815) 836-5306 or by email at Ask a Reference Librarian.

Library Guest Login

A guest login is available for alumni who wish to use the public access computers, or to use the wireless connection. In order to use a Guest Login, guests must register at the Reference and Research Desk, present a valid photo ID with a current address, and supply a phone number. Only black and white printing is available to guests using the public access computers, at a charge of $.10 per page.

Scanners are Available for Copying

Scanners are used for all copying. The scanned material can be saved to a flash drive, or can be sent directly to the printers for printing, or can be sent as an attachment directly to Gmail, or can be sent directly to Google docs. There is no charge for using the scanner, however there is a $.10 per page charge for black and white printing.