Northern Students

Northern Seminary Library

Lisle Campus Library CLOSED

At Least Through August 31, 2020

          Due to Coronavirus, the Northern Seminary Library will remain CLOSED at least through August 31, 2020.
  • Contact Blake Walter (see below) for online reference assistance.
  • Needed books will be mailed to students.
  • As long as the Illinois shelter-in-place order is in effect, students cannot pick up books in person.
All I-Share borrowing and lending is also suspended "until further notice" from the state delivery service.

During the Covid-19 disruptions, many vendors are providing free online resources.
Look for the red highlights on the Online Resources page.

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Contact Northern Seminary Library at:
   (630) 620-2156 ;        
 410 Warrenville Rd, Ste 300, Lisle, IL 60532 
Library Director:
 Blake Walter ; (630) 620-2115 ; 

Lawndale Center – South Side Center (Urban Leadership) – Greater Cincinnati Center:

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  • 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
    Due to the Cornavirus, all I-Share services have been suspended “until further notice” from the state delivery service. Contains links to I-Share, Northern’s online catalog and other resources
    Use your library username and password to log in to I-Share and your Northern Seminary library account.

    Online Resources
    Contains links to full-text resources available to Northern Seminary students, staff, and faculty
    Use your Northern Seminary email username and password to log in. 

    Other Libraries
    Contains links to consortia of regional and national participating libraries
    ACTS, ATLA, CARLI and I-Share

    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. 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

    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/Library Rate).