Evanston and Chicago Reference Desks

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Northwestern University libraries and collections offer walk-in, phone and e-mail reference assistance to help you find answers and direct your research.

All hours given are for the academic year. Exam periods, intersession, holiday, and summer hours may vary. For more information on hours you can check the library's hours page, contact the appropriate reference desk, or call the Main Library at 847-491-7658.

Evanston Campus Reference Desks

Reference, Main Library

phone: (847) 491-7656
email: refdept@northwestern.edu
Ask a librarian
Hours

Africana Collection - Melville J. Herskovits Library of African Studies

phone: (847) 467-3084
email: africana@northwestern.edu
Reference assistance is available from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday

Art Collection, Eloise W. Martin Reading Room

phone: (847) 491-7484
email: artlibrary@northwestern.edu
Hours

Government and Geographic Information and Data Services

Consult Reference, Main Library (see above)

Mathematics Library - Boas Mathematics Library

phone: (847) 491-7627
email: mathlib@northwestern.edu
Reference assistance is available from 9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday

Music Library

phone: (847) 491-3434
email: musiclibrary@northwestern.edu
Reference assistance is available all hours the Music Library is open. The reference desk is located in the Music Library Reading Room.

Science & Engineering Library - Seeley G. Mudd Library for Science & Engineering

phone: (847) 491-3362
email: sel@northwestern.edu
Reference assistance is available from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday

Special Collections - Charles Deering McCormick Library of Special Collections

phone: (847) 491-3635
email: spec@northwestern.edu
Reference assistance is available from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday

Transportation Library

phone: (847) 491-5273
email: trans@northwestern.edu
Reference assistance is available from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday

United Library of the Garrett-Evangelical and Seabury-Western Theological Seminaries (Affiliated library)

phone: (847) 866-3870
email: United.Library@Garrett.edu
Hours

University Archives

phone: (847) 491-3354
email: archives@northwestern.edu
Reference assistance is available from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday

 

Chicago Campus Reference Desks

Health Sciences Library - Galter Health Sciences Library

phone:(312) 503-8109
email: ghsl-ref@northwestern.edu
Reference assistance is available from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday


Law Library - Pritzker Legal Research Center

phone: (312) 503-8451
email: lawlib@northwestern.edu
Hours


Schaffner Library

phone:(312) 503-8422
email: schaffner-reference@northwestern.edu
Hours