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University & Deering Libraries


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.

Deering Library is currently closed for renovation. See frequently asked questions

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Mudd Library


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


Math Library


*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.

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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Deering Library to be renovated beginning June 2024

Deering Library, which has enchanted students, scholars, and visitors for more than 90 years, is slated for a major renovation that will markedly improve the facility while preserving its history. After years of planning, the renovation will begin in June, following commencement. The work will include the renovation of select prominent public spaces and upgrades to attendant infrastructure. There will be no public access to Deering Library during construction, which is expected to conclude in September 2025.

10 years after James Foley’s death, art exhibition honors his commitment to conflict journalism

An exhibition of original art dedicated to the memory of American journalist James Foley opens April 3 at Northwestern University. In Inescapable Truths: James Foley’s Indelible Legacy, conceptual artist Bradley McCallum draws from Foley’s video, photos, and writings he filed while reporting on the Libyan and Syrian civil wars of 2011.

The Block Museum and NU Libraries partner to improve research access to art collection

Northwestern students and faculty now have one more research tool available at their fingertips. The Block Museum of Art and Northwestern University Libraries are pleased to announce the completion of a strategic project to integrate the museum’s collection records into the Libraries’ search database. The Block Museum of Art’s collection of over 6,000 artworks is now searchable through Northwestern Libraries’ online catalog via NUSearch.

Transformative agreement with Association for Computing Machinery increases support for open access publishing

Northwestern Libraries are pleased to announce that Northwestern has entered another major transformative open access agreement with Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), effective January 1, 2024. The agreement covers a three-year term, until 2027. Under the terms of the agreement, Northwestern readers can access all ACM publications including journals, magazines, books, conference proceedings, and special interest group newsletters, and Northwestern corresponding authors will have their works published with open access licenses at no cost to the author.


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