Northern Students

Northern Seminary Library

Welcome to the Northern Seminary Library!


2018-2019 Academic Year

Lisle Campus

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday (when classes are in session) | 8:30a.m. – 8:00p.m.
Wednesday and Friday | 8:30a.m. – 4:30p.m.
Saturdays | CLOSED*

November 19-23 | CLOSED*
December 21, 2018-January 1, 2019 | CLOSED*

*Please consider another I-Share library for pick-up/drop-off during this time

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

  • Please check local course schedules and center hours
  • Northern libraries will be available on class nights

All Northern Libraries are closed on Seminary-observed holidays

the most important tools for students doing research at Northern:

Book Search
Contains links to the online catalog and other resources
Use library username and password to log in to online local and I-Share catalogs

Journal Articles
Contains links to religious and multi-disciplinary databases for full-text journal
articles in the ATLA Religion Database, EBSCOHost, and JSTOR

Use 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 / OhioLINK coming soon

Other Online Resources
Contains links to additional ebook resources


For Books:

Use your library username and password to log in to online local and I-Share catalogs

Please designate Northern Seminary as the “Pick-up Location.”  We will mail the book to you at our expense; you will mail it back at your expense (Media/Library Rate). We strongly suggest you try your local public libraries first. Most have access to interlibrary loan (via OCLC, WorldCat, WorldShare).

  • If you are local and need to return a book after hours, there is an outside book drop, accessible 24 hours a day. There is also an inside book drop on the Lower Level.
  • You may also borrow and/or return Illinois library books at any I-Share library for our Illinois students here
  • You may borrow/return Ohio library books at any OhioLINK library for our Ohio students (with valid local library cards). 
  • For our LIVE students, you have an additional option available to ALL students: return local books to the designated ATLA Reciprocal Borrowing Library in your hometown here.
For Journal Articles:

Use your email username and password to log in

Northern Lisle Library on campus: Lower Level (LL)
There are also study rooms, restrooms and meeting rooms on this level.

To find the centers’ libraries, for reference assistance, help using any library tools, or general library support, please ask at the Northern reception desk at each location  – or call the Northern Lisle Library:

– Call the Circulation Desk at (630) 620-2156 or the Library Director (630) 620-2115.

– Email the library at,, or

For Writing Support:



More information coming soon!


Please address mail correspondence to:

Northern Seminary Library
410 Warrenville Road, Suite 300
Lisle, IL 60532