Schaffner Library

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The Joseph Schaffner Library is located on Northwestern University's Chicago Campus. Schaffner Library provides library and information services for the Kellogg School of Management, the School of Professional Studies,  the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, and other members of the Northwestern community on the Chicago campus. Many of the Library's services and programs are designed for adult part-time students.


Guest Computer Access Policy

Guest computer access is available at Schaffner Library Noon-5:00 pm, Mon.-Fri. and 8:30 am-Noon, Sat.  The library will provide up to two (2) hours of computer access to any guest, independent of affiliation. Computer access will expire at the end of two hours or at end of guest computer access hours, whichever comes first.   Guests who wish additional time should contact the Main Library in Evanston at

Guest visitors are always welcome to use the library and guest wifi but will not be able to logon to Schaffner computers outside of these times.

All visitors without a Northwestern affiliate Net ID (including NU Alums and CIC visitors) requesting a Guest NetID must register at the Schaffner Library front desk in order to use a library computer. As part of the registration process, these individuals must present one of these pieces of valid photo identification to be scanned: driver’s license, state ID card, passport, or military ID, or NU Alumni Card.  Registered patrons will be given a visitors pass and issued a Guest NetID which will remain valid during guest computer access hours: 12:00 p.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Saturday.
(Effective January 1, 2014; revised 8/17/15)


Service Animals

Wieboldt Hall welcomes trained and tethered service animals, which are limited to dogs and miniature horses. No other animals are allowed on the private building premises. Should non-service animals be brought on the premises, the owner will be directed to remove the animal from the building immediately.
(Effective January 1, 2014)

Service animal definition from Americans with Disabilities Act Title III Regulations: Definitions and Disability Rights, Service Animals from the Illinois Attorney General.