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New Associate University Librarians

December 18, 2015
Northwestern University Libraries are pleased to announce the appointment of two new associate university librarians who play key roles in a newly reorganized library system devoted to expanded services and collection strategies.

ARRB Knowledge Base Milestone

December 11, 2015
The ARRB Knowledge Base, created by the ARRB Group’s MG Lay Library under the National Interest Services (NIS) program in August 2014, has now surpassed 10,000 full text searchable files.


Geography Awareness Week 2015

November 12, 2015
Geography Awareness Week is the nationally recognized event designed to draw awareness to the art and science of geography.

Deconstructing Stereotypes

November 5, 2015
This guest exhibit from the Mitchell Museum of the American Indian explores the stereotypes that impact the lives of Native American people today.


It's alive!

October 7, 2015
What is #UndeadTech? Nothing less than an audacious bid to bring the dead back to life.

Making Faces Exhibit

October 5, 2015
See the long and colorful history of cartooning and illustration brought to life through Northwestern’s library collections.


The Amazing Library Race

September 21, 2015
Put on your running shoes and grab your library map! Sharpen your library knowledge and challenge your brain with The Amazing Library Race!


New Books Digest

August 7, 2015
Here are just a few of the great new books we have received this summer!



Speaking of Commencement

June 29, 2015
The dust has settled, the tents are down, and NU’s 2015 graduates are off to their fulfilling new jobs or a bit of relaxation, inspired by the words of this year’s commencement and convocation speakers.

Explore our new discovery tool

June 3, 2015
In July 2015 the library will retire NUcat, the online catalog. The library will move exclusively to its new discovery system NUsearch, which premiered in September 2014.


Art and Science: Traversing the Creative Spectrum

May 15, 2015
Art and science have often been considered diametrically opposed, but in truth they have never been. Both are born from individual creativity and invention, and both employ process, and both attempt to make sense of the world.


Annual library book sale May 13-15

April 30, 2015
Make space on the bookshelf: Nearly 10,000 books and thousands of comics go on sale at deeply discounted prices this May at Northwestern University Library’s annual book sale.

Blind Date - with a Schaffner book!

April 15, 2015
We don't want to interfere with your love life, but we at Schaffner Library do want to set you up on a blind date..... with one of our books — as recommended to YOU by US.

ArcGIS mapping software available across all campuses

April 6, 2015
Northwestern University Library is proud to offer all members of the Northwestern community universal access to the powerful mapping software ArcGIS from Esri, the leading developer of geographic analysis tools.

Moving from NUcat to NUsearch

April 1, 2015
NUsearch will replace NUcat, the library’s online catalog, in July 2015. NUcat will be retired after nearly 20 years of service.


Library Exam Relief

March 10, 2015
While you’re toiling away in the library for those long stretches don’t forget to take a little time for yourself.

New Books Digest

March 4, 2015
These new books have been acquired by the Art Collection since the middle of February.


Are you getting the most from fair use?

February 24, 2015
In honor of Fair Use Week (Feb. 23 – 27), Northwestern University Library invites scholars, teachers and researchers to take a closer look at the use of intellectual property in their work.

New Books Digest

February 16, 2015
These new books have been acquired by the Art Collection since the beginning of February.

Take a Look at a Book

February 6, 2015
The Transportation Library has acquired Creating Global Opportunities: Maersk Line in Containerisation 1973-2013, by Chris Jephson and Henning Morgen.

Black History Month on Display

February 5, 2015
In honor of black history month, the Schaffner Library February book display features the stories of African Americans in Chicago.


Just the artifacts

January 21, 2015
From paintings made of spider webs to colorful lollipops from Kenya, the special collections of Northwestern University Library comprise an array of unique, rare and valuable objects that are the farthest thing from a book.

Farm to table

January 21, 2015
A new exhibit on display at Northwestern University Library examines the intersection of government information and our nation’s ability to grow enough helpful, healthful foods to eat.

NUtranlit - a New Discovery Tool

January 16, 2015
We are delighted to inform you about NUtranlit, a new more powerful discovery tool will replace the Transportation Article database.
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