All locations of the NEIU Libraries are open without advance reservations and we are providing in-person services. However, we are also offering most of our services virtually as well. Feel free to chat with us for a quick reference question, make an appointment with a librarian for a Google Meet or Zoom research consultation, and get technology help online through our Tech Desk. Check out our hours page for the most up-to-date building and service hours.
No matter where you are, the NEIU Libraries are always here for you.
All floors of the Ronald Williams Library are available for use without advance reservations, providing study space with access to WiFi, copiers, B/W and color printers, scanners, and 16 PCs on the first and second floors.
In order to keep you and our staff safe in the NEIU Libraries, it is recommended that you:
Thanks for doing your part to keep others safe, including the library staff and their family members.
If you need to attend an online class or Zoom meeting while on campus, we have space for you at the NEIU Libraries.
If you have your own laptop and headset, and you don't need to talk or play audio out loud, try:
Headsets are also available by request at the Reference Desk or Tech Desk on the 1st floor.
If you need more solitude or have to speak out loud, you can reserve a spot in one of these rooms in the library and check out a key from the Circulation Desk on the first floor:
There are also individual study spaces available at the El Centro and CCICS campuses. Click here for more information and to book a space in one of the reservable rooms.
You are able to browse the shelves at the NEIU Libraries and bring materials directly to the circulation desk to check out, but for all I-Share materials or materials requested in advance through our catalog, you'll be able to pick up your pre-charged items at the circulation desk. Once you've been notified that your items are available, bring your NEIU ID to the library to pick them up. If items are not picked up within 2 weeks from that notification, they will be returned to our shelves or to the lending library, and you will need to request them again. For more information on how to request items, please see our Intro to Research Guide.
NEIU Librarians and Library Staff are available to help with research and other library services! If you want to know more about accessing your library account, locating resources, journal articles and ebooks, finding reliable information online, refining your research topic, and more, visit us at the reference desk in the library, through at Ask a Librarian, or check out our Introduction to Research Guide. We are available via chat and we can also meet with you over email or set up an online research appointment through Google Meets.
The NEIU Library Tech Desk is available to help with your courses this fall! If you have questions about Word, Excel, Powerpoint, SPSS, Google Suite, or other internet technologies, visit us at the NEIU Library Tech Desk. We are available in the library as well as via chat. You can also email the tech desk at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For help accessing D2L (Desire to Learn), please see here.
The Library website offers a wealth of online materials that can be used to enhance instruction and learning. See links to some of those resources below. Remember that from off campus, you will need to use your NetID and password to log in to most library resources.