Need a car? Borrow a Zipcar! Northern Illinois University has partnered with Zipcar to bring self-service, on-demand car sharing to the area. To use Zipcars, simply register as a member, reserve a car online or by phone, use your Zipcard to enter the car, and drive away. When you’re done, return the car to the same location where you picked it up.

As a member you get:

  • Access to Zipcars 24/7.
  • Discounted hourly rates for faculty, staff, and students age 18 and older:
    • $9.50/hour on weekdays and $11/hour on weekends
    • $79/day on weekdays and $110 on weekends
  • Gas, insurance and maintenance are included for free!
  • Join for only $25 per year.

You can find NIU's Zipcars in Lot D, west of Neptune Hall West, Lot 15E, at the Campus Recreation Center and Lot X, north of New Hall. Learn more and get started.

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Parking Services
121 Normal Road

Office Hours

7:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

The lobby is currently closed to in-person transactions.

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