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Winter Wildcat Wellness Hours and Services

Northwestern University Libraries will temporarily reduce hours during Wildcat Wellness, which runs from January 1 through 8 a.m. January 17. All locations will be closed on Sunday, January 2. From Monday, Jan. 3 through Sunday, January 16, University and Deering Libraries will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday and closed on Saturday and Sunday. The Libraries will be closed on Monday, January 17, in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. For more details, visit our hours page.

During this period, visitors without a Wildcard are asked to make an appointment in advance of coming to the building. An appointment can be made with a specific staff member or department or by emailing

Despite reduced building hours, our regular services will continue. Chat reference is available from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and email inquiries to are answered within 24 hours. The library will continue to offer items to be pulled for pickup at the Main Circulation Desk as well as for delivery to your home or office.