The Access Services Department strives to provide convenient, seamless delivery of resources to users, wherever they may be, whether the resources are from the University Library collections or from collections of other libraries. The action philosophy of the department is "Get it For Them" or GIFT.
Three units make up Access Services and all provide key services to our communities:
- Circulation Services
In addition to checking out books and other items, the Circulation Services unit provides several specialty services including paging library materials for pickup, courtesy holds for in-library use, and office delivery for faculty on the Evanston Campus.
- Multimedia, Periodicals, and Microform Services
The Periodicals and Newspaper Reading Room and the Marjorie I. Mitchell Multimedia Center make up the Multimedia, Periodicals, and Microform Services unit. The Periodicals and Newspaper Reading Room houses the current issues of magazines and periodicals. The unit provides newspaper resources in all formats, comfortable seating, quiet study space, scanning/printing centers along with public computers, and scanning and printing of the Library's vast microform and microfiche holdings. The Marjorie I. Mitchell Multimedia Center houses the library's strong and highly circulated video collection, provides viewing carrels for individuals needing playback equipment, and manages three screening rooms for instructor-led media presentations.
- Resource Sharing and Reserve Services
Resource Sharing and Reserve Services consists of Interlibrary Loan and Reserve. Interlibrary Loan provides loan services for Northwestern patrons and to world-wide libraries and their patrons, and Materials Scan and Delivery, a service that provides scanned copies of library resources to Northwestern users. Reserve includes regular reserve of books and media, as well as electronic reserve of articles and book chapters delivered to courses through the university's Course Management System.
Interim Head of Access Services
Access Services Administrative Assistant
Circulation Services Staff
Circulation Evening & Weekend Supervisor
Carrels & Circulation Assistant
Reserve & Circulation Fine/Fee Assistant
Multimedia, Periodicals, and Microform Services Staff
Multimedia, Periodicals, and Microform Services Librarian
Multimedia Specialist; Multimedia, Periodicals, & Microform Services Supervisor
Newspaper & Microforms Specialist
Multimedia Processing Assistant
Resource Sharing and Reserve Services
Resource Sharing & Reserve Services Librarian
Borrowing & Document Delivery Supervisor
Borrowing & Document Delivery Assistant
Reserve Services Assistant
Resource Sharing & Circulation Assistant