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2022 Spring Library Services

The beginning of spring quarter is here! After two years of changes and adjustments, we'd like to clarify and summarize some of our current services, both in-person and remote.
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New organization development head to take on DEI leadership

Victoria O. Akinde joined the Libraries in June in the new role of Director of Organizational Development and Diversity. As head of ODD, Akinde serves as the leader for the human resources office, with the added responsibility of coordinating all equity, diversity and inclusion initiatives at the Libraries. She represents the Libraries in committees across campus, in the community, in consortia and with professional organizations.
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Summer Library Service Updates

On June 14, the Libraries will return to open stacks and appointment-free building access for faculty, students, and staff in University and Deering libraries. HathiTrust Emergency Temporary Access will end, and Interlibrary Loan will be able to increase borrowing.

Library Services for Winter Break

As we look forward to Winter Recess and then the new year, Northwestern Libraries has updated its available services. The Libraries will be closed for Winter Recess from December 23 at 6pm until January 4 at 8am. Please read for information on the last day to place requests before this break.
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Multi-factor authentication required for electronic resources

Northwestern University Libraries, Pritzker Legal Research Center, Galter Health Sciences Library & Learning Center, Qatar Library, and the Styberg Library are adding an extra layer of security for all electronic resources, including journals and databases. Beginning July 1, users accessing electronic resources will sign-on as usual using Online Passport and then be prompted to use Multi-factor Authentication (MFA).

Libraries plan for phased return this summer

As part of Northwestern University’s recently announced plans for a phased return to campus, Northwestern Libraries are eager to communicate the resumption of select services.

Library Services Planned for Fall

As we look ahead to the start of the new academic year, Northwestern Libraries are actively planning to deliver the full array of academic services and information resources that support learning and research by adapting how we provide help, collections, and access to our facilities to best safeguard the campus community.