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Corporate, Government & Nonprofit Employee Borrowing

Visitors from outside Northwestern community may be able borrow items if they are professionals in the following sectors:

Obtain a Borrower's Card

For borrowing privileges, bring a photo ID and required documentation to the University (Main) Library circulation desk during open hours. You will be asked to fill out paperwork, and staff will verify your status. A card will be issued on the spot.

Privilege details

Contact the Circulation Department at 847-491-7633 or to learn about the required documentation and steps to obtain a card. 

Note that a Borrower's card does not grant access to the Libraries' online databases, but visitors can obtain a Guest NetID for database access.