Academic Resources

The Library

The Lewis University Library is a 21st century hub of intellectual activity fostering synergy and sanctuary in the quest for knowledge and wisdom.

The library offers a variety of resources and services to assist students and the learning community in achieving their academic goals. The library’s online resources, available 24/7, include access to over 120 databases and full-text articles through the internet-based Summon service. Summon provides a digital front door to all of the library resources including Lewis periodical, print and DVD collections, as well as materials from an inter-library loan network of over 80 academic institutions across the state. Summon search is prominently available at our website at  

Located on the Romeoville campus within the 1st and 2nd floors of the Brother Paul French FSC, Learning Resource Center, the library has individual and group study spaces. Over 50 public computers, scanners, printers, and fax services complement the university’s learning environment. Laptops may be checked-out for use inside the library. 

Information literacy instruction sessions are available to assist students in navigating through our information-based society. This instruction guides the students in the use of our resources and provides a life-long learning skill. 

Information related to Library services, resources, and hours can be found at , or by downloading the library mobile app-Lewis University Library, or by visiting our Facebook page at

Heart Pacemaker Wearers

Heart pacemaker wearers should be aware that an electronic theft detection system is in use at the main entrance of the library and at the elevator. The system is not believed to pose any problem to pacemaker wearers.

Cellular Phones

The use of cellular phones is strongly discouraged in the library due to the disruptive nature of the ringing and talking.

Academic Computing Facilities

Lewis University is committed to providing learners with access to modern educational technology. The Lewis University Office of Technology provides technology support services for the campus community. Supported technologies include computer labs, networks, Internet access, e-mail, classroom media, and distributed learning resources.

All students are entitled to a campus e-mail address that can be accessed via a POP3 connection or a Web-enabled interface.

Staffed computer labs, available in all major classroom buildings, provide access to a host of campus resources including software applications, Web support for classes, library materials and Internet searching. In addition to general purpose computer labs, specialized computer labs are available for digital music, journalism, writing, graphic arts, computer science and tutoring. Computer labs are also located at the Oak Brook and Tinley Park locations.

The Faculty Center Academic Technology Solutions provides support for faculty for a variety of software applications, mobile devices, and multimedia projects. Students are encouraged to use the Academic Services Lab and its resources for any projects that require the use of technology. The Lab offers opportunities for multimedia project development and writing and research support in conjunction with the Writing Center and the Lewis University Library.

Campus Media

The purpose of campus media at Lewis University is to provide students with a practical learning environment for students to develop the skills, knowledge, editorial judgment, and leadership abilities to pursue a media career after graduation. Opportunities include: The Flyer and Online Flyer, official student publications of Lewis University, WLRA Radio Station, and the Lewis University Television Network. Additional information can be found at and

Academic Support Workshops for Adult Students

Academic support workshops are offered at no cost to currently enrolled adult students in undergraduate and graduate degree programs. New and continuing adult students have the opportunity to receive specialized instruction in math, writing, and reading that is relevant to the courses associated with their program of study. Workshops are also offered on study skills, ways to navigate technology such as Blackboard, and resources available through the Library. These workshops are offered in a non-credit format and are available at times appropriate for adult student schedules. Additional resource information may be available on Blackboard. Contact the School for Professional and Continuing Education (SPCE) for further information.

Center for Academic Success & Enrichment (CASE)

The Center for Academic Success & Enrichment (CASE) is a multipurpose student service center designed to assist students with overall academic and professional development. Academic, career, and tutorial services are provided. Detailed information about services offered can be found at

Tutorial Services

Tutorial Services encourages Lewis students to establish relationships for the benefit of learning. Students may utilize Tutorial Services as clients seeking support in areas of academic struggle or as tutors hoping to guide their fellow classmates. Tutoring is available to all academic majors at Lewis. The Math Lab has been created to aid those students who find math to be a subject of particular difficulty. Further information can be found at

Music Programs

Various activities are sponsored by the Department of Music. Student groups provide entertainment both at regularly scheduled performances and at special University functions throughout the year. Further information can be found at


The Department of Theatre presents plays and musicals in the Philip Lynch Theatre, a 250-seat thrust theatre. A season of at least five major productions, directed by department faculty or guest directors, is presented each year. Student-directed shows and professional touring companies are also part of the University’s Arts & Ideas program of community educational and cultural events.

Auditions for all Philip Lynch Theatre productions are open to all Lewis faculty, staff, and students, full- and part-time, regardless of their major. Participation in productions or coursework and training in acting, directing, stagecraft and design prepare students for careers in theatre, teaching or continued study at the graduate level. Further information can be found at

University Testing Center

The School for Professional and Continuing Education (SPCE) operates a Testing Center to serve the University community and college-bound students in the Chicagoland area. Testing services will include professional fields which require national licensure and certification testing, whether paper-based or computerized. Scheduling depends upon program/group needs rather than requests from individuals for special test times. The Center is not used for proctoring examinations for University classes.

Contact SPCE at (815) 836-5570 for further information. SPCE is a member of the National College Testing Association (NCTA) which provides standards and guidelines for post-secondary test centers.