Northern Students

Northern Seminary Library

Lisle Campus Library CLOSED

Due to COVID-19, the Library remains closed.

          I-Share is back! See all the details on how the new I-Share service works.

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Library Online Chat:
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Contact Northern Seminary Library at:
   (630) 620-2156 ;        
 410 Warrenville Rd, Ste 300, Lisle, IL 60532 
Director of Library Services and Technology:
 Justin Gill ; (630) 620-2155 ; 

Lawndale Center – South Side Center (Urban Leadership) – Greater Cincinnati Center:
  • Please consult local course schedules for center hours.
  • Library materials at these centers will be available on class nights.

All Northern Libraries are closed on Seminary-observed holidays

Links to help you start your library research:

Book Search
Contains links to I-Share, Northern’s online catalog and other resources
Use your Northern Seminary email address and password to login to I-Share and your online library account.

Online Resources
Contains links to full-text resources available to Northern Seminary students, staff, and faculty
Use your Northern Seminary email address and password to login to online resources.

Other Libraries
Contains links to consortia of regional and national participating libraries

Other Online Resources
Contains links to additional freely available Internet resources.

Library assistance is available to all students and faculty:

Use your Northern Seminary Single Sign On credentials to log in to I-Share and your Northern Seminary library account.

I-Share materials can be picked up or dropped off at any I-Share library. But see notes about COVID-19 limitations. There is also an outside book drop at the Lisle campus.

For all students and faculty:

  • Journal articles and book chapters can be scanned and emailed to you. Request scanning services by emailing us at
  • Books can be mailed to Northern Seminary students, staff, and faculty. While the COVID-19 library closure continues, curbside pick-up of books is also available.

For students and faculty outside Illinois:

  • We strongly suggest you try your local public libraries first. Most can assist you with interlibrary loan.
  • Also check to see if a member ATLA library is in your area.
  • We can mail library books to you at our expense; you return them at your expense (Media Rate recommended).