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About the Library

Mission

The Library provides access to high quality resources and enriches the critical and intellectual inquiry of students, educators, and researchers through engaged teaching and scholarship.

Vision

The Library integrates quality print and digital resources and services to support teaching, research, and student learning. Library faculty teach critical thinking skills and provides support for academic, scholarly, community, and career development. Our vision supports NLU’s mission and values of excellence, respect, access, collaboration, passion, inquiry, and innovation. 

Courses

In addition to our other services, NLU librarians offer and teach credit courses. Check the online course catalog for more information about course content, locations, and times.

RES 200: Research Writing & Analysis
LIBR 200: Digital Information Literacy
LIBR 300: Library Research for the Social Sciences

Policies

Circulation & Billing Policy
Collection Management Policy

Visitor Policy

NLU’s Chicago, Wheeling, Lisle, Skokie (North Shore), and Goose Island libraries are open to visitors. A visitor pass may be required for those who are unaffiliated with NLU. View hours and locations.

  • Chicago: Take the elevator from the lobby to the second floor, and ask for a visitor pass at the information desk. The library is on the sixth floor of the building, to the left of the elevators.
  • Lisle: Check in at the first floor information desk.
  • Skokie (North Shore): Check in at the third floor information desk.
  • Wheeling: Check in at the first floor information desk.
  • Goose Island: Contact the library to make an appointment.
Locations
  • CHICAGO DOWNTOWN CAMPUS

    NLU’s Chicago campus on South Michigan Avenue occupies five floors of the historic Peoples Gas Building. This landmark building, across the street from the Art Institute of Chicago and Grant Park, is easily accessible by train, bus and car and is surrounded by restaurants, parking lots/garages and shops.

    122 S. Michigan Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60603
    (888) 658.8632
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  • ELGIN

    Conveniently located in a fast-growing business district off I-90 and Route 31, NLU Elgin features 10 classrooms with high-tech media equipment; a computer lab with high-speed Internet access; two conference rooms; and comfortable student lounges. Parking is free at this recently remodeled and upgraded teaching site, which now includes wireless Internet access.

    620 Tollgate Road
    Elgin, IL 60123
    (888) 658.8632
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  • NORTH SHORE

    Opened in the summer of 2006, NLU North Shore at Skokie is a state-of-the-art modern campus located just off the Edens Expressway near the Old Orchard Shopping Center. The campus includes 44 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a walk-in lab in the library; six conference rooms; a public café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; and multiple, comfortable student lounge areas.

    5202 Old Orchard Road
    Skokie, IL 60077
    (888) 658.8632
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  • LISLE

    Located just minutes from the East-West Tollway (I-88), NLU Lisle features 42 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a separate walk-in lab in the library; a café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; conference rooms; and six comfortable student lounge areas with wireless access.

    850 Warrenville Road
    Lisle, IL 60532
    (888) 658.8632
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  • WHEELING

    Located in one of Chicago's major northwest suburbs, the newly renovated NLU Wheeling includes 20 classrooms with high-tech media equipment, four conference rooms, four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, large student lounge areas with wireless capabilities and interactive video capabilities, and an extensive research library. The site also houses the university library research collection.

    1000 Capitol Drive
    Wheeling, IL 60090
    (888) 658.8632
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  • FLORIDA (TAMPA)

    Established in 1988 and located in one of Tampa's major business districts, NLU's Florida Regional Center serves students in 13 counties in central Florida. In addition to its classrooms, the National Louis University Tampa Regional Center features a computer lab, student lounges, and conference room.

    5110 Sunforest Drive, Suite 102
    Tampa, FL 33634
    (800) 366.6581
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