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Alumni Borrowing

Alumni who live in the Chicago area are eligible for borrowing privileges at Northwestern Libraries.

Obtain a Borrower's Card

For borrowing privileges, bring a photo ID and proof of current address to the circulation desk at University Library or Schaffner Library during open hours. You will be asked to fill out paperwork, and staff will verify your alumni status. A card will be issued on the spot.


Privilege details

A Borrower's Card does not grant access to Northwestern Libraries' online databases, but visitors can obtain a Guest NetID for database access. 

Questions? Contact our Circulation Desk at 847-491-7633.