The University Libraries contain over 2 million volumes as well as periodicals, government publications, microforms, maps, recordings, audiovisual materials, and electronic databases. The University Libraries serves the students, faculty and staff of NIU and is open to the public.

Founders Memorial Library (Main library)

founders memorial library exterior

Founders Memorial Library, the main library, has six levels with 314,000 square feet of space and seating capacity for 1600 students.

Directions to Founders Memorial Library

Business Hours

Floor Maps and Services

Faraday Library (Chemistry and Physics)

Faraday library from the 2nd floor looking down on the main floor with bookshelves and 4 study carrels and stairs to the basement

Faraday Hall, Room 212 (FAR 212)

Business Hours

Music Library

panorama of music library showing couches, study tables, and public computers

Location: Music Building, Room 175

Phone: 815-753-1426

Business Hours

NIU Outreach Centers: Naperville and Rockford

Online library resources and interlibrary loan service are available to students, faculty, and staff at the NIU Outreach Centers in Naperville, and Rockford. Please see the NIU Academic Center Locations for more information.

Contact Us

Library Information
Founders Memorial Library
217 Normal Rd
DeKalb, IL 60115-2828
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