Find loan periods, renew, recall, or place holds. Check your library account for what is checked out and when books are due.
Circulation Services oversees and enforces loan policies for items held by the Library.
If you are uncertain about any of the services provided by the Circulation Department, the "Circulation Renewals Policy," "Circulation Recall Policy," and "Frequently Asked Questions" pages may answer many of your questions.
This page provides information on how many items may be checked out and for how long.
Learn how to extend your loan period online if you need an item for longer than its typical loan period.
When you no longer need your items, find out how and where to bring them back to the Library.
If your items have been damaged or you have exceeded the loan period, penalties may apply.
Circulation Services provides a variety of services to assist you in your research, such as tips on how to find your materials. Circulation staff is available to help you if you still can't find them.
The materials at the Northwestern University Library are organized according to the Dewey Decimal Classification system.
If an item you are looking for is currently checked out or is being held somewhere other than an Evanston campus library, provides a list of online forms to request those materials.
Need a library card? Read about the privileges associated with different types of patron cards, the eligibility for each type of card and how to obtain one.