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                                    Northwestern Libraries

                                    Where scholarly research meets one-of-a-kind collections.

                                    As some of the busiest buildings on campus, the libraries serve over 1 million visitors annually. 

                                    They come for immense and varied collections, databases and electronic journals, governmental information and more. Northwestern’s Libraries rank 12th among private universities in the United States.

                                    Northwestern University Libraries

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                                    Deering Library
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                                    Photo of Northwestern University Library
                                    Northwestern University Main Library
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                                    Northwestern University Library's Core Collection
                                    Photo of Students walking around in Library's Information Commons
                                    Information Commons inside the main library
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                                    Mudd Library for technology and science
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                                    Photo of Student studying in the recent acquisitions area at the Library
                                    Recent acquisitions area at the main library

                                    The libraries' holdings include extensive backfiles of newspapers and periodicals, scientific documents, medieval manuscripts and the full text of every book, pamphlet or broadside published in the United States between 1639 and 1829. 

                                    All library resources are available to anyone in the Northwestern community.

                                    NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES

                                    • Collected holdings:
                                    • Printed books
                                    • E-books
                                    • Manuscripts
                                    • Print journals
                                    • Electronic journals
                                    • Audio files
                                    • Film and video
                                    • Graphic images
                                    • Maps and charts
                                    • Microforms
                                    • Archives

                                    >6 million

                                    print and electronic volumes in the combined collections

                                    Additional Libraries and Collections

                                    347public computers

                                    + 16 staffed service locations

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