Northern Alumni

Brimson Grow Library

Library Hours:

Mon – Fri – 2pm to 6pm
Saturday – 1pm to 2pm [For mail pick-up]
Sunday – Closed

Below are some of the most important tools for students doing research at Northern:

Book Search – Contains links to “book” search tools for students
Journal Articles  – Contains links to “journal” search tools for students
Other Online Resources  – an internal page containing links to additional OL resources
Other Libraries  – an internal page containing information about partner libraries

If you need help with using any of these tools:

  • Call the front desk at (630)620-2104.  You can leave a voice message when the library is closed.
  • You can also email the library at
  • If you need to return a book while the library is closed, there is an outside book drop accessible 24 hours a day.
  • If you need to request a library card, click here for the application form.
  • Contact Assistant Librarian Sylvia Pongener at (630)620-2145 or by emailing
    Direct questions about interlibrary loan or library fines to Sylvia.
  • Contact Supervisor Scott Erdenberg at (630)620-2115 or by emailing
    You can make an appointment for reference and research assistance.


To find the library on campus:

As you drive north onto campus, look for the library sign by the sidewalk on the right.
Park just past the sign by the sidwalk; then follow the sidewalk up the hill to the library.

Please address all mail to:

Brimson Grow Library
680 E Butterfield Rd
Lombard, IL 60148

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