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Food for Fines

What is Food for Fines?


Starting November 1st and running through December 16th, the Library is having a Food Drive to benefit the Huskie Food Pantry, which directly supports NIU students.


Donated items can count toward library fines and fees*! Just bring your unopened, unexpired, non-perishable items into the Main Library - it’s that easy! We’ll credit donations anywhere from $2.00 (for smaller items) to $10.00 (for larger items). Please see a detailed list of most needed items. Donation credit will be processed within 2 business days at the Library.


* Your Vu-Find account may show that you owe fines, even if they have already been paid. Library Billing will determine if you have a balance due and credit your account for the donation. Library staff will determine the value of your donation.