Services to Loyola University’s Timonium & Columbia Graduate Centers and Notre Dame of Maryland University's Off-Campus Sites

Remote LNDL Database Access

Students may access the Loyola/Notre Dame Library (LNDL) website at or for book holdings, a/v materials, and periodical databases from anywhere they have internet access. Most of these databases contain full-text articles. We frequently add databases, so you will want to visit the library website often to see what's new.
To access periodical databases remotely, students must have a current library barcode. This barcode is the fourteen-digit number, beginning with 22425, on your ID. You may get an ID card from the receptionist at your center. (If you do not have a barcode or if your barcode does not work, please call the LNDL Circulation Desk at 410-617-6801.)


Shared Catalog and Borrowing from Participating Libraries

The new LNDL catalog is shared among Mount St. Mary's University in Emittsburg, MD; Hood College in Frederick, MD; Washington Adventist University in Takoma Park, MD; and Stevenson University in Stevenson, MD. You may limit your search to items owned by LNDL or locate materials on your topic owned by all of the participating colleges. Books requested during the school year from the other libraries in this consortium will be delivered to LNDL within 24 hours of the request and, if you request, will be forwarded to your center or other off-campus location. Requests can be made by selecting 'Make a Request' on the upper right of a catalog record and filling out the form. When selecting a pick-up location, make sure to select either Loyola - Columbia or Loyola - Timonium, or indicate your remote NDMU location (e.g. HEAT Center, SMHEC) in the Notes field.
Books can be renewed online before the due date. Click on Library Account on the library homepage. After the due date, you may call Circulation at 410-617-6801.


Document Delivery/Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

Students may request delivery of books, media, or periodical articles to any off-campus location through the electronic Interlibrary Loan form on the LNDL homepage or through the catalog by clicking on "Make a Request" on the upper right of the record. If LNDL "owns" the item, it should arrive at the center within two to three days. Check with the receptionist at your center to pick up the item (scanned articles will usually be delivered directly to the requestor's email address).
LNDL can also get books and articles from other libraries and deliver them. Use the same electronic Interlibrary Loan form. Books and articles requested from other libraries can take two to three weeks to arrive, longer during busy times of the semester.
To save yourself time, before requesting articles, check to see if the article is available on one of LNDL's full-text databases. If you are "in" a database, click on Search For Full Text under a result. Or, from the library homepage, under Journals, type in the name of the journal. If it is available electronically for the dates needed, click on the database link and follow the instructions.


Reciprocal Borrowing from Baltimore Area Libraries

The Loyola/Notre Dame Library has established reciprocal borrowing privileges with other college and university libraries. Students with current Loyola ID cards may borrow books directly from participating libraries; however, individual libraries may restrict the number and type of materials that may be borrowed. Materials borrowed from participating libraries must be returned directly to those libraries.
Most on-line catalogs for participating libraries can be searched through the individual college or university homepages or through Sailor ( (Note: You will not have access to the periodical databases at other colleges and universities.) Participating libraries include Baltimore Hebrew University, Coppin State University, Goucher College, Hood College, Maryland Institute College of Art, Morgan State University, Mount St. Mary's University, St. Mary's Seminary, Towson University, University of Baltimore, UMBC, Washington College, and McDaniel College.


Reference/Information Service

The Research & Instruction librarians can answer informational and database questions over the phone or by e-mail through AskALibrarian on the library homepage or by Instant Messaging (IM). You may also access the 24/7 chat service, staffed by academic librarians in the participating Jesuit network across the US. In addition, a librarian is occasionally available at each center or by appointment to provide database instruction and research assistance.

For library research or database assistance, call LNDL, 410-617-6802. For information about special services off-campus, call Rosie Hanneke, 410-617-6836.


Library Instruction

Faculty and students may arrange for library instruction at the Loyola/Notre Dame Library or at any off-campus site. Instruction can be arranged for day, evening, or weekend classes and can be scheduled for before, after, or during class at the request of the instructor. Individual or small group instruction can also be arranged for specific times.
To arrange for instruction, contact Rosie Hanneke by phone at 410-617-6836 or by e-mail at or faculty may send an instruction request form. Indicate whether or not you would like the session to be held at Columbia or at the Loyola/Notre Dame Library.



The Loyola/Notre Dame Library is located at 200 Winston Avenue in Baltimore. The entrance is accessed from York Road, one traffic light north of Cold Spring Lane.


LNDL Hours

During fall and spring semesters, the Loyola/Notre Dame Library is open
Monday - Thursday 8:00 am to 2:00 am
Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am to 8:00 pm
Sunday 10:00 am to 2:00 am

Summer and holiday hours are posted on the website and can also be obtained by calling 410-617-6800.


For additional information, contact the Reference desk at 410-617-6802 or email us.