Use catalogs and search tools
Our vast collections include books, articles, manuscripts and much more. To get started, locate the materials you need for your research. Our top search tools and catalogs are listed here.
Visit the Catalogs and Search Tools webpage for information on which of these tools might be best for your search.
Find course reserve materials
Faculty members set aside books and articles for class use. Search and access these physical materials.
Borrow the materials you find
If your item is available, you may be able to borrow it. Members of the Northwestern community and some other universities have borrowing privileges. If your item is not available, it can be placed on hold or requested from other libraries using UBorrow or Interlibrary Loan.
Reproduce Libraries' materials
Many materials can be reproduced through scans or photocopies. Find polices and request reproductions.