Books may be borrowed from NU libraries
University students, faculty and staff with library privileges now also have access and borrowing privileges at some of Northwestern's libraries, thanks to an agreement between the two universities.
The one-year experiment extends access and borrowing privileges to University students, faculty members and benefits-eligible staff members, who may borrow materials from all libraries on Northwestern's Evanston campus and from the Schaffner Library on its Chicago campus. The agreement does not include Northwestern's law and medical libraries.
Reciprocal services include reference, guidance using the collections and access to photocopy services. The service does not include mediated database search services or interlibrary loan.
The access and borrowing arrangements do not apply to alumni; retired faculty (except emeritus faculty); visiting scholars; children and/or spouses or domestic partners of faculty, staff or students; Library Society members; Crerar corporate members; Laboratory Schools students or fee borrowers.
A Northwestern library card, which will be valid through Sept. 30, must be obtained to activate borrowing privileges. To apply, visit the Privileges Office at Northwestern's Main Library (1935 Sheridan Road) between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and complete the necessary form. Staff there will verify the borrower's status and issue a card.
The card can also be obtained by visiting the Privileges Offices in the Regenstein Library and completing an application for a Northwestern borrower's card. The card will be available at the Privileges Office in Regenstein approximately seven days after the initial application.
Books borrowed from Northwestern may be returned to any University of Chicago library. However, the material will not be considered "checked in" until it reaches Northwestern, approximately seven days from the time it is returned on the University of Chicago campus.
Information about Northwestern's holdings and availability of materials may be obtained by checking Northwestern's web page (http://www.library.nwu.edu/nucat/) or by consulting a Reference staff member at any of the University of Chicago's campus libraries.
More information about Northwestern borrowing privileges is at www.lib.uchicago.edu/LibInfo.