Many of the Library's resources and services are available to alumni during regular business hours. We encourage you to visit us.

Questions: Contact the Library ( at (773) 442-4400.

Borrowing Privileges

NEIU Alumni Association members (Blue and Gold level and above) may check out NEIU Library materials, including books and DVDs. Please present a valid alumni ID card at the Circulation Desk on the 1st Floor.

If you are not yet a member but are interested in becoming one, you can register on the NEIU Alumni webpage. Please present your membership confirmation to the Circulation Desk.

Please note that Professor Emeriti receive full borrowing privileges as if they are active faculty and do not need an additional membership.

We regret that we cannot process alumni requests for materials from other libraries. If you are interested in requesting materials through inter-library loan, please visit your local public library.

Online Resources

Academic Search Alumni Edition

NEIU Alumni Association members (Blue and Gold level and above) have unlimited access to this database of magazine, newspaper, and journal articles, many of which are full text. To use this database, visit the alumni login page and enter the NEIUAA member number listed on your membership card.

Academic Search Alumni Edition can be accessed from anywhere, on or off campus. To use the dozens of other NEIU Library databases, please visit the Library in person.


Alumni of NEIU also have access to RefWorks, a citation management service, through the Library's subscription. Visit the Library Reference Desk on the 1st floor to set up an account in person (required).

If you have an active account from when you were a student at NEIU, login to RefWorks now.

NEIU Library Catalog

The NEIU Library Catalog allows you to search for books, magazines, DVDs, and other items at the Library.

The NEIU Library Research Guides

NEIU librarians created these guides to help you in your research. Most guides include links to free, scholarly websites. Organized by subject.