Special Services for Faculty & Staff
NEIU librarians are available to provide:
- guided library tours,
- basic library skills classes,
- course-related library instruction sessions.
You are also welcome to visit the 1st floor Reference Desk or call (773) 442-4410 or ext. 4410.
Course Reserve Services for Faculty
Faculty members must print and fill out one of the following forms for each item placed on reserve.
If you have questions about using copyright-protected materials in the classroom, please visit The Campus Guide to Copyright Compliance for Academic Institutions from the Copyright Clearance Center.
Materials eligible for reserve
Faculty members can place a variety of items on reserve, including:
- paper copies of articles,
- course exams,
- study guides,
- personal copies of books,
- Library-owned books.
You may set the circulation period for each item to:
- Library use only, 2-hour loan;
- two day;
- three day;
- one week;
- one month.
Electronic reserves (E-Reserves)
The Library will scan paper articles as PDF files and make them available to your students on E-Reserves or return a file copy to you to post to Blackboard.
University of Chicago Borrowing Privileges
Through a special arrangement, NEIU faculty members have on-site access to many of the University of Chicago's library resources. Complete information on what is available can be found here.
NEIU faculty members can pick up our membership cards from the Circulation Desk at the Crerar Library (5730 S Ellis Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637). Faculty members must present their NEIU ID card to prove eligibility and they must return the University of Chicago membership card back to Crerar Library on the same day it was issued.
Campus Licensed Software
Due to licensing restrictions, the Library can no longer offer faculty and staff the ability to check out Microsoft software packages for personal installation. However, NEIU employees are eligible to order a licensed copy of select Microsoft Office desktop programs used at work to install and use on a home computer. The cost is $19.95.
If you are interested in participating in the Microsoft Home Use Program (HUP), send an email request to email@example.com. Please include "Microsoft Home Use Program" in the subject.