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How to Request Materials/Equipment from the Monroe Library : Home

General Information

Same great services, but offered in a different way for pandemic safety!

See below for all of the ways that you can request either materials (books, scores,DVDs, CDs, songs/arias, articles from print journals) or equipment from the Monroe Library. Our front desk is closed for checkouts and we will have closed stacks, but you can use this information to get everything you need. Don't see what you're looking for? Email

Request physical books, scores, DVDs or CDs from the library's collection

The library is offering a contactless process for reserving, checking out, and picking up physical library materials:

Here’s how it works if you are in New Orleans/on campus:

  • If you don't know your library PIN (only used to place holds and view your library account), you can use the Forgot PIN function in the catalog here. If that doesn't work, please email for assistance with retrieving or changing your PIN. 
  • Once you get your PIN, go to Search the catalog for the items. When you click on the title of an item that you would like to check out, you’ll see a gold colored Place Hold button on the right side.
  • Click on Place Hold, and enter either your CWID or your library barcode, plus your 4 digit PIN. Click on Log In.
  • Place holds on each item that you would like to check out. If the item is not on the shelf (MUSIC, STACKS, or DVD), but is on-order, in process, or checked out to someone else, we will contact you to let you know when the item is available.
  • We will receive a report of the items that you have selected and will pull them from the shelves, check them out to you, and package them for pickup. 
  • You will receive an email from us indicating that your materials are ready for pickup. You may come to the tables inside the library's front entrance and pick up what you requested in a bag with your name on it. There will be designated hours when the library is open for pickup. 

If you are taking classes online and are not in New Orleans, please use ILLiad to request that materials in our collection be mailed to you. If you use the hold process, we will assume that you can physically pick up materials. 

Need help finding library materials in the catalog? Contact your librarian liaison for an appointment or email and we’ll refer you to someone who can assist you. 

Alumni borrowing

If you are a graduate of Loyola University New Orleans and wish to borrow physical materials from the Monroe Library, please contact Evonne Lawrence at to ensure first that your contact information is up to date. We will attempt to arrange contactless pickup for alumni (who will not be able to physically come in to the library) but we need to be able to reach you by email and phone. 

Request laptops, iPads or hotspots

To request a laptop, iPad, or wifi hotspot for the semester, please use the BIT report. It's a little awkward to use as a request for yourself, but it is how we're tracking student needs. Once your report has been received, Dr. Ward will forward your request to the person in the library who handles distribution of this equipment. 

Request other equipment from the Learning Commons

If you are a student and you need a calculator or a Mac laptop charger, click on the appropriate link to place a hold. You will need your library PIN, just as you would to place holds for books. 


Laptop chargers:

Request equipment from Media Services

If you are faculty, or a student who needs more specialized equipment than is listed above, use this form to request from Media Services. 

Request a reading from a book on reserve in the Monroe Library

To request a reading from a book on physical reserve in the Monroe Library, use ILLiad. There is a form there to request a reserve reading. You will need to know your professor's name and the title of the book and the pages that you must read. If you've never used ILLiad, use the First Time Users link to set up your account. We suggest using your sso credentials to avoid any duplication of accounts or forgotten information. 

Request an article from a print journal in the library's collection

To request an article that is only available in print in the Monroe Library (or on the flashdrive on reserve), use ILLiad and fill out the Article Request form. In this case, there is no difference between requesting something that we have vs something that we need to request from another library. If you've never used ILLiad, use the First Time Users link to set up your account. We suggest using your sso credentials to avoid any duplication of accounts or forgotten information. 

Request a song or aria from a score in the library's collection

If you only need a song or aria from an anthology in the library's collection, please use ILLiad to request it and we will provide it in pdf format. Be sure to put the library's call number (if you know it) in the request and be sure to note that you are requesting it from our collection. You should also give us any information about layout, key (or even high, medium, or low) and anything we should know about the specifics of what you need (a duet version, the recitative, etc.) If you've never used ILLiad, use the First Time Users link to set up your account. We suggest using your sso credentials to avoid any duplication of accounts or forgotten information. 

If you need help with finding a song or aria in the catalog, please contact Laurie Phillips at or 504-864-7833. 

Request materials that the library doesn't own

To request an article or book or score from another library, use ILLiad. If you've never used interlibrary loan, use the First Time Users link to set up your ILLiad account first. Requested articles will be delivered electronically to your ILLiad account. Physical materials (books or scores) will be available for contactless pickup once we have received them from another library. 

To request materials for purchase by the Monroe Library, use this form