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University Library

University Library

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

Closed Monday, January 17.

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

Closed Monday, January 17.

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
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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
Closed Monday, January 17.
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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Requirements for using library spaces

Per the Evanston Health and Human Services Department's requirements, Northwestern Libraries will require proof of vaccination beginning Tuesday, January 18. Visitors without an active Wildcard will be required to show proof of vaccination status. Alternatively, a negative COVID-19 test taken within 24 hours of visiting the Libraries can be used to enter.

Archive of Pier Larson gifted to Herskovits Library

The Northwestern Libraries are pleased to announce the receipt of the archive of historian Pier Larson (1961-2020), a renowned scholar of African history. Larson, a Johns Hopkins University professor since 1998, specialized in the history of Madagascar and the Indian Ocean islands, focusing on 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries. His teaching and research centered on the history of East and southern Africa, Madagascar, and the Francophone islands of the Western Indian Ocean, slavery, literacy, religion, and the history of the French empire.

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.

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.

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