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Library Exam Relief

November 13, 2017
Find respite at the library this quarter! Free food, games, and activities will be available at both University and Mudd Libraries throughout reading and finals weeks.


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Explore Your Library Day returns Oct. 3

October 2, 2017
The popular library orientation event is designed to encourage students to go deeper into the hallways and towers of Deering and University libraries, tackling puzzles and games in the name of T-shirts, prizes, and, of course, snacks.





Libraries win $1M grant to expand AV repository tool

June 7, 2017
The grant will allow Northwestern University Libraries and Indiana University Libraries to enhance their jointly developed audiovisual repository system, further improving the ability of archival institutions to manage and make accessible large digital collections of video and audio.


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Library Exam Relief

May 25, 2017
Just one more set of finals to finish and then summer will be here! The library has free food, games, and activities to help you finish strong.


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Exhibits commemorate WWI

April 7, 2017
To honor the centenary of the U.S. entry into World War in 1917, University and Deering Libraries launched a new exhibit, both online and at both Evanston library locations. “Northwestern Remembers the First World War” draws from several of our collections to tell the story of how World War I impacted Northwestern and the Chicago community.


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Love Your Library: April 10-15

March 30, 2017
April 10 marks the start of Library Week, an annual event that celebrates the library’s role in people’s lives - as a building, a resource and as a people who help people.
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Library book sale: April 19-21

March 27, 2017
Looking for the art of Frida Kahlo, Archibald Motley, and Paul Gauguin, or fascinating biographies on Cleopatra, Oscar Wilde, E. E. Cummings, and Martin Luther King Jr.? You’ll find them along with nearly 10,000 other books, comic books, and DVDs at Northwestern University Libraries’ book sale.

Library Exam Relief

March 3, 2017
Finals are exhausting, but the library has food, games, and activities to help you get through it.


Fair Use Week: Lecture and exhibit

February 16, 2017
The Fair Use Doctrine allows universities, libraries and individuals to use copyrighted works for certain beneficial purposes. Fair Use Week, Feb. 20-24, celebrates those rights, and Northwestern University is marking the event with both a lecture and an exhibit