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News & Announcements

The University Library has reopened. Click here to find out more.

Physical items can now be requested for pickup at Chicago, Wheeling, or to be shipped to your home.  Our digital collection of e-books, journals, videos, and many other academic materials are still available online. Check out our Library Services Help Guide for more information on specific services and changes. 

Contact us if you have any questions or need personal assistance:

  • E-mail: Library@nl.edu
  • Live chat: Monday - Thursday 9 am - 7 pm; Friday 9 am - 5 pm
  • Appointments: If you would like to work with a librarian online, please make an appointment to ensure availability.
  • Online Workshops: To see the schedule for upcoming workshops, click here

 Looking for more info on COVID-19? Click here for more details.

 

Books and Physical Materials

You can return books borrowed from the NLU University Library and from our I-Share partners (Illinois academic libraries). Options:

  • Return by mail to the Wheeling Campus:  National Louis University Library, 1000 Capitol Drive, 1st Floor. Wheeling, IL, 60090.
  • Drop off at the following NLU campuses. Library book bins are available for returning materials; please check with the campus facilities/security staff.
    • Chicago: 18 S. Michigan Ave.  Monday-Friday, 8 am to 5 pm. 312-261-3333.
    • Wheeling: Monday-Friday, 8 am to 5 pm. 847-947-5555.
    • Lisle: Monday-Friday 8 am to 5 pm. 630-874-4444.

All books are now due on October 1, 2020. Questions?:  library@nl.edu

 

Library One Search: All Your Library Needs in One Place!

Library One Search lets you find articles, books, e-books, and streaming videos in one single search. Click here to learn more. 

 

Fall Library Research Workshops (Online!)

Looking for support with a research project or assignment? The NLU Library is offering a series of summer term workshops on Finding Books & Articles, Academic Honesty & Citing Sources, Evaluating Sources (Websites, Articles, & More), Organizing Sources With Zotero, and Transitioning from APA 6 to APA 7. These fully online sessions are a great way to learn more about research, ask questions, and get extra help. View a complete schedule and register for a session, or request an appointment with a librarian for one-on-one support.

 

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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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