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.
- Loan period: 4-week loan period, except for items on reserve for a class, which are not included in this borrowing program. All books are subject to recall with a guaranteed loan period of one week. DVDs and videos from the Mitchell Multimedia Center can be borrowed for 7 days.
- Renewals: Items can be renewed three times, either in person or via NUsearch, the online library catalog system. After the third remote renewal, books must be brought in to start a new loan.
- Returns: Return books directly to Northwestern libraries or to the circulation desk at UIC library. (Exception: DVDs and videos borrowed from the Mitchell Multimedia Center must be returned directly to Northwestern's University Library.) Note that items returned to UIC will not be checked in until they reach the owning library, so plan accordingly by assuming a 7-day transit time. You will be held responsible for any book returned in this manner, including any fines at accrue while in transit, until it is checked in at Northwestern.
- Fines, fees and penalties: Northwestern does not charge daily fines on regular loan books, but there is a $1 fine per day for overdue recalled items. Overdue fines for multimedia items accrue at the rate of $2 per day. If an item becomes 30 days overdue, it is considered "lost," and a $50-$125 replacement charge and $10 processing fee are applied, and the patron record is blocked from further transactions. UIC borrowing privileges are also blocked until the material is returned.
Obtain a borrower's card
For borrowing privileges, bring your UIC ID to the circulation desk at University Library or Schaffner 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 15st of the current academic year. Cards may be renewed annually upon verification of current UIC status.
Contact our Circulation Desk at 847-491-7633.