This guide provides information about library services, resources, and research & instruction support that are available in the event of a brief or prolonged campus closure. Information will be updated frequently, so please check back regularly.
Due to Governor Pritzker's "stay-at-home" order for the state of Illinois, all physical library locations (Founders Memorial, Faraday, and Music) are closed through May 15. Only virtual library services and electronic resources are available at this time.
All reference services will be conducted virtually.
In order to access many of the Libraries' resources, you need to be authenticated as an NIU student, faculty or staff member with your Z-ID or A-ID and password. For more information about authenticating and off-campus access, visit https://library.niu.edu/ulib/authentication.shtml.
Until further notice, chat and text service (815-782-0396) availability may vary as NIU responds to COVID-19 concerns. Contact us using the online form when the chat is unavailable or at any time. Please allow 2 business days for an email response.