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Subject Librarian

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Leanne VandeCreek
Northern Illinois University
Founders Memorial Library
Meetings by Appointment

Loan Periods, Due Dates, Renewals

NIU Faculty - 16 weeks loan period for most items

NIU Staff/Retiree - 16 week loan period for most items

Honors Undergraduate/Graduate Students - 16 week loan period for most items

Undergraduates - 4 week loan period for most items

Visitor Library Card (adult, yellow card) - 4 week loan period for most items


Music Library Hours

Fall and Spring Semester Hours


Monday - Thursday 8:30am - 8:00pm
Friday 8:30am - 5:00pm
Saturday CLOSED
Sunday 4:00pm - 8:00pm

These hours reflect most regular circumstances. 

Please note that the Music Library is generally closed during the weekend before a Monday holiday.

Click here to see any exceptions to the normal schedule

NIU Music Library

What do we have in the Music Library?

  • 25,000+ music scores
  • 21,000+ books on music and
  • 10,000 recordings
  • Listening equipment
  • Headphones
  • Charging stations
  • Printer/Scanner/Copier
  • 3 public work computers
  • 10 public workstations equipped with music notation software
  • 8 private study rooms
  • 1 private group study space (ask about our 2nd floor classroom!)
  • "Chill Zone"