Library Resources

The Library, your subject specialist librarian, and all of the services at the Learning Commons can help you succeed in your studies.

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Our librarian chat and text services (815-782-0396) are available during virtual reference desk hours.

Learning Commons

The Learning Commons has everything you need to succeed in your studies. You can get answers to your questions, assistance with research and help to improve your writing. If you need access to or help with a laptop or other device, we can provide technology resources and support. We even have spaces for collaborating with classmates or grabbing a bite to eat with friends.

Subject Specialist Librarians

Contact your subject specialist librarian or book a one-on-one research consultation for help with:

  • Finding resources for your research
  • Evaluating the quality of sources
  • Finding resources and/or use services to support your teaching
  • Suggesting purchase requests for materials that support teaching, research and artistry at NIU

Find Resources with Library Research Guides

Links to the best library resources for research in your department