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University Library

University Library

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

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 - 12am
Friday: 8am - 10pm
Saturday: 10am - 10pm
Sunday: 10am - 12am

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 - 8pm
Saturday: 10am - 8pm
Sunday: 10am - 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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This is your library – Welcome!

The Northwestern University Libraries welcomes students back to campus for the beginning of fall quarter! Whether you are just getting to the know the libraries or are a regular ready for a refresher, we are here for you!

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.

Black history exhibit built by students with library boost

An extended collaboration between Northwestern faculty, students, and librarians resulted in this month’s debut of a new digital exhibit highlighting an under-researched segment of Black history in Illinois. The exhibit, “Black Organizing in Pre-Civil War Illinois: Creating Community, Demanding Justice,” resides at Penn State University’s Colored Conventions Project, a repository of digital scholarship about Black Americans’ political mobilization in the 19th century.


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