Whether you need to use materials not held at Northwestern, or are traveling, the Reference Department can help facilitate your visit to other libraries.
While most public libraries and college libraries affiliated with state-sponsored institutions offer open access to their facilities and general collections, private college libraries and special libraries are likely to permit access only with special permission or during certain hours.
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Reciprocal Borrowing in the Chicagoland Area
Northwestern University has a special arrangement with:
For access to the their collections and borrowing privileges for current students, faculty and staff, please check with the Northwestern University Library's Library Privileges  office regarding hours and procedures.
Visiting a CIC Library
Access policies at other libraries may change from time to time. Check with Reference staff in the Northwestern libraries before you go to make certain you can access the materials you need.