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University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) Borrowers

Current students and full-time faculty and staff from the University of Illinois at Chicago (who have borrowing privileges at UIC libraries) are eligible for borrowing privileges at Northwestern Libraries.

Note that this arrangement does not apply to research assistants; alumni; retired faculty (except emeritus faculty); visiting scholars; children and/or domestic partners of faculty, staff or students; fee borrowers; corporate borrowers; etc.

Privilege details

Obtain a borrower's card

For borrowing privileges, bring your UIC ID to the circulation desk at University Library during open hours. You will be asked to fill out paperwork, and staff will call the UIC circulation staff to verify your status. A card will be issued on the spot.

Borrowing is valid for a maximum of one year, with an expiration date of May 15th of the current academic year. Cards may be renewed annually upon verification of current UIC status.


Contact our Circulation Desk at 847-491-7633.