Academic Resource Center / Library

The Academic Resource Center [ARC] is home of the
Loras Library with an impressive collection exceeding 350,000 items.

In addition to our broad resource collection, Loras contains a rich heritage in its special collections of rare books, photographs, manuscripts, historical Dubuque documents and publications as well as serving as an official document depository for both the United States government and the State of Iowa in the Center for Dubuque History located in the lower level. The ARC also houses the Loras Barnes & Noble Bookstore, the Lynch Learning Center, multiple classrooms, and other student centered academic resources.

Loras College Library

The library is admired for its architectural design, providing a wide variety of individual study areas and group meeting spaces. Traditional table and chair seating along with comfortable lounge and gathering places are perfect for independent study and work or with project teams.

The Library is a welcoming center dedicated to fostering the intellectual development and personal growth of the Loras community. The many centers in the library have highly trained experts and highly trained staff eager to assist you academically and in navigating through the broad physical, digital, and full-text journals providing you a wealth of information.