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University Library

University Library

Monday-Thursday: 8am - 2am
Friday: 8am - 12am
Saturday: 10am - 12am
Sunday: 10am - 2am

Public access hours:
Monday-Saturday: open - 6pm

University Library is the main library on our Evanston campus. It contains the bulk of the library holdings and houses several notable departments and collections. University Library includes the Herskovits and Transportation Libraries, as well as the Music Collection.

To see campus COVID-19 safety policies, visit the Northwestern COVID-19 and Campus Updates page.

Deering Library

Deering Library

Monday-Thursday: 8am - 2am
Friday: 8am - 12am
Saturday: 10am - 12am
Sunday: 10am - 2am

Public access hours:
Monday-Saturday: open - 6pm
A campus architectural landmark, Deering Library served as the library's main library until 1970 and now houses the McCormick Library of Special Collections and University Archives and the Art Library.
  • 1937 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208

Math Library

Monday-Friday: 10am - 5pm*

*The Math Library is only accessible to Northwestern community members with an active Wildcard, with no staff assistance. The building is open for 24 hours with keycard access for Northwestern Mathematics and Statistics graduate students and faculty.

Circulating materials are available for pickup at the Main Library through NUsearch.
Mudd Library exterior

Mudd Library

Monday-Thursday: 8am - 10pm
Friday: 8am - 4pm
Sunday: 2pm - 10pm

The North Study Lounge and the Mudd Large Active Classroom are available with Wildcard access at all hours, 24/7.

Seeley G. Mudd Library is located on North Campus and was designed with collaboration and technology in mind.

Ward Building

Professional Libraries

Galter Health Sciences Library serves Northwestern’s Feinberg School of Medicine and McGaw Medical Center.

Pritzker Legal Research Center serves the Northwestern University School of Law.

The Styberg Library is the academic library of Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary and Bexley Seminary.

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Research Resources Forum for graduate students

This two-day conference is designed to introduce graduate students to the plethora of resources available to them at Northwestern University Libraries. Students will have the opportunity to meet with librarians and subject specialists, who will help guide their research whether on campus or doing research remotely. A remote session will be held Wednesday, September 15 and an in-person session will be held Monday, September 20.

The Berkeley Folk Music Festival & the Folk Revival on the US West Coast—An Introduction

The Berkeley Folk Music Festival & the Folk Revival on the US West Coast is a digital exhibit curated by Dr. Michael J. Kramer that presents the story of the Berkeley Folk Music Festival, which took place on the campus of the University of California between 1958 and 1970. The Exhibit was curated from the Berkeley Folk Music Festival Archive, a repository of roughly 33,500 artifacts housed at Northwestern University Libraries and now fully digitized through a National Endowment for the Humanities Preservation and Access Grant.

Latest OER Grant projects to save 2,300 undergrads $176K per year

Nine applicants of the 2021 Open Educational Resource grant will receive at least $5,000 to develop free teaching material for a Northwestern undergraduate course. The grant committee estimates that the completed projects will save 2,370 undergraduates $176,000 in the first year.

Coronavirus/COVID-19 Updates

To ensure the health and safety of our community, Northwestern continues to closely monitor the outbreak of coronavirus/COVID-19. See news and resources for our community.


Cite Smarter & Manage Your Research: Zotero Workshop (In Person)

October 18
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

GIS: Introduction to ArcPro

October 19
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

GIS: Bivariate Mapping in GIS

October 20
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM