NEIU Libraries

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The NEIU Libraries are the perfect place to study, read, collaborate, and relax. Whether you need scholarly articles for an assignment, or you’re just looking for a fun new book to check out, our friendly and knowledgeable librarians can assist you in person through both scheduled and walk-in consultations. Can’t visit campus today? We’re happy to support you by phone, in chat, and through email. The Libraries give you access to nearly 1.2 million electronic, print, and media items, many of which you can view from off-campus with your NetID and password. We also house a growing collection of textbooks and other course resources on reserve for your use.


  • 32 public computer stations on the 1st and 2nd floors
  • Moveable tables and whiteboards for group collaboration
  • Individual study carrels with reading lights and electrical outlets
  • Access to shared resources from over 90 other Illinois academic libraries
  • The Libraries offer a number of spaces for individual or small group use.
    They are available for current students, faculty, and staff, and may be reserved at
  • Additional resources and study spaces at El Centro and the Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies

IRAD and University Archives

The Ronald Williams Library is the Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD) for Chicago and Cook County. It holds and provides access to part of the city and county’s archival materials. The Ronald Williams Library also maintains the historical documents of Northeastern Illinois University in the University Archives. Both collections are located on the lower level of the Library. Assistance is managed by library staff and several IRAD interns.

Additional Units Located Within the Library