Visitor Privileges & Resources
We welcome visitors during public access hours.
Please bring a government-issued photo ID to check in at the welcome desk. All library users must follow the University Expectations for Visitors to Campus.
Visiting from out of town?
Tours and class visits
We welcome library tours and high school class visits to the Libraries. Scheduling is subject to staff and space availability and the University's academic calendar. Please note that we may only be able to accommodate limited group sizes for visits. Inquire about instruction for your class or group via the library instruction request form.
Borrowing privilegesBorrowing privileges are available to the following groups:
|Alumni with degree||Photo ID, Library staff will verify graduation||$25 for 1 year|
|Alumni without degree||Photo ID||$50 for 3 months, $150 for 1 year|
|Evanston Borrower||Photo ID, Proof of Address||$50 for 3 months, $150 for 1 year|
|Reciprocal*||Photo ID, Institution ID, Good standing at home library||No fee|
|Faculty/Staff Spouse||Spouse Wildcard||No fee|
|Temporary/Contract Employee||Temporary Employee or Contractor Wildcard||No fee|
|Retired Faculty or Staff||Retiree Wildcard||No fee|
*Faculty, staff, and students of the following universities are eligible for reciprocal borrowing:
- Indiana University
- Loyola University, Chicago
- Michigan State University
- Ohio State University
- Pennsylvania State University
- Purdue University
- Rutgers University-New Brunswick
- University of Chicago
- University of Illinois-Chicago
- University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign
- University of Iowa
- University of Maryland
- University of Michigan
- University of Minnesota
- University of Nebraska-Lincoln
- University of Wisconsin-Madison
To apply for borrowing privileges, please fill an application.
Limitations to Borrowing Privileges
Borrowing privileges do not give borrowers off-campus access to subscription services, due to site-licensing agreements. Borrowing card holders are not eligible to use the Library's Interlibrary Loan or Scan & Deliver services.