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Northern Seminary Library

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Northern Seminary Library Hours (Lisle Campus):
 Open to students during Northern Seminary office hours.

Our Librarian, Ruth Nelson, is on-site from 2pm to 5pm on Wednesdays at the front office.

To check out any physical book(s) from Northern Seminary Library (Lisle Campus) follow sign-out instructions placed on the library tables so that Ruth Nelson can check out desired books to your student library account.
Contact Northern Seminary Library:
   Call: (630) 620-2156
Northern Seminary Address:
 410 Warrenville Road
Suite 300
Lisle, IL 60532
Director of Library Services and Educational Technology:
 Thomas Lyons

For Students and Faculty outside of Illinois:

  • We strongly suggest taking advantage of the InterLibrary Loan system in your home state by becoming a patron of a local public library or community college library. This will grant you access to physical books from participating colleges, universities, seminaries, and other public libraries.
  • Check out if a member ATLA library is in your area.
  • While we have discontinued the library COVID policy of mailing physical books, it may be possible to scan portions of physical books or articles in the Northern Seminary Library (and even I-Share ordered books that can be sent to Northern for such scanning). Please reach out to the library to see if this option might work for the research materials you are seeking out.

For Students and Faculty in Illinois:

  • All I-Share materials can be picked up during regular Northern Seminary office hours or from the librarian, Ruth Nelson, at the front desk from 2pm to 5pm on Wednesdays.
  • Drop off all returning books, both for I-Share and the Northern Seminary Library, by using the library drop-box outside the front doors of Northern Seminary (Lisle).
  • All InterLibrary Loan materials received through I-Share can be picked up or dropped off at any participating Illinois I-Share library.

Northern Seminary Library (Lisle) is closed on all 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.