The William H. Hannon Library at Loyola Marymount University, its collections and services, are open to the public. After 8:00 p.m., access to the library requires a library card or a LMU OneCard. After 2:00 a.m., only University employees and full-time students are allowed in the building. For current information on library services, click here. 

Services for LMU Extension Students

Should any Extension students presently enrolled in a professional certificate program wish to have borrowing privileges or after-hours access at Hannon Library, a library card may be purchased for an annual fee of $300.00. The library card is valid for one calendar year from the date of issue. This grants the Extension student:

  • Access to the library from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m.
  • Maximum number of checkouts at any one time: 10
  • Checkout period of three (3) weeks, with two (2) renewals (nine weeks total)
  • Requests for basement retrievals
  • In-house use journals, reference materials, and media

To obtain a library card, Extension students must go to the Hannon Library circulation desk during the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 7:45 p.m.

Services for Local Residents

Residents of the Westchester (90045), Playa Vista (90094) and Playa del Rey (90293) neighborhoods may apply for and receive a free library card which will give you access after hours. To obtain a card, go to the Circulation Desk during open hours. A current photo ID or utility bill, with your name and address, will be required for proof of neighborhood residency.

Services for Clergy

Visiting clergy from Los Angeles County may receive free borrowing privileges upon submission of a letter on their organization's letterhead identifying them as affiliated clergy. The letter should include an end date of appointment, if applicable. If there is no specific end of appointment, the privileges will be valid for one year. The letter should also indicate responsibility for the payment of unpaid fines or lost material incurred by the clergy member. Submit the letter of request to the Dean of Libraries, Kristine Brancolini, at