Notice to visitors using guest passes for computer access in the Main Library

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During reading week and final exam periods library computers are in great demand by Northwestern University students who are completing assignments and exams. This two week period for the Spring 2011 quarter will be from Monday May 30 through Friday June 10, 2011. During this time we will issue guest passes only to patrons who have a demonstrated research need (e.g. visiting faculty or researchers from other institutions). If research is not your primary purpose during this time, we ask that you be considerate of our students and return at a later date.

If you will need a guest pass for research, please see a librarian at the Reference Desk, located in the Reference Room of the University Library. For more information, please contact the Reference Department at 847-491-7656 or

Please see our policies on computer and electronic resource use: