Northern Students

Brimson Grow Library

Welcome to the Brimson Grow Library!

Here, you will find all of the tools you need to find the best research resources available.


Friday, November 17, 2017    8:30a.m. – 4:30p.m.
Monday, November 20, 2017   8:30a.m. – 6:00p.m.
Tuesday, November 21, 2017   9:30a.m. – 2:30p.m.   (Early Closure)
Wednesday, November 22, 2017  9:30 – 2:00p.m.     (Early Closure)
Thursday – Friday, November 23-24, 2017  CLOSED

December 11-21   8:30p.m.-4:30p.m.    (Seminary Hours)

Below are some of the most important tools for students doing research at Northern:

Book Search – Contains links to “book” search tools for students
Journal Articles  – Contains links to “journal” search tools for students

Other Online Resources  – an internal page containing links to additional OL resources
Other Libraries  – an internal page containing information about partner libraries


If you need help with using any of these tools:

– Call the front desk at (630)620-2104.  You can leave a voice message when the library is closed.

– You can also email the library at

– If you need to return a book while the library is closed, there is an outside book drop accessible 24 hours a day.

– If you need to request a library card, click here for the application form.

– Contact Assistant Librarian Sylvia Pongener at (630)620-2145 or by emailing
Direct questions about interlibrary loan or library fines to Sylvia.

– Contact the Director of the Library Rena Baker at (630)620-2115 or by emailing


To find the library on campus:

As you drive north onto campus, look for the library sign by the sidewalk on the right.
Park just past the sign by the sidewalk; then follow the sidewalk up the hill to the library.

Please address all mail to:

Brimson Grow Library
680 E Butterfield Rd
Lombard, IL 60148