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Visit our world-class collections in person.

Plan your visit

The Northwestern Libraries includes seven library locations, on both our Evanston and Chicago campuses.

Determine whether your desired library location is open. Our Hours page lists hours of operation as well as staff assistance hours for our various help desks and collections. 

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Use library facilities

When you visit a Northwestern University Libraries, you have access to our collections, computers and technical equipment and facilities such as study rooms and classrooms. Explore these resources and find guidance on how to use them.

If you are visiting from across the country or from another higher education institution, you may have access to borrowing privileges and online tools. Learn more about these privileges.

What's happening?

Explore our events, including workshops to build your research skills and exhibits from our collections.