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Library Policies

Health and Safety

  • Please follow the university's face covering policy
  • Maintain social distancing
  • Do not come to the library if you are sick
  • Checked-out items will be quarantined for 24 hours before being placed back on the shelf


  • Covered drinks are allowed
  • All food should be enjoyed outside the library
  • No food or drink in the computer labs

Quiet Space

  • Silence cell phones
  • Silence please in the general quiet study areas

Library Study Space

  • Study space may not be saved with belongings for more than a short break


  • Due to the pandemic, the library is open to current students, staff, and faculty only.

Borrowing Materials

Material Checkout Policies

  • Checkout period--varies by item type, books=6 weeks
  • No renewals
  • Reserve Collection -- 2 hours in the library
  • Chargers, headphones, etc. are temporarily unavailable for checkout

Overdue Policies

On the 7th day overdue:

  • 1st overdue notice with warning of $10.00 late fee

On the 14th day overdue:

  • $10.00 late fee incurred (non-refundable)
  • 2nd overdue notice with warning of replacement fees
  • Restricted checkout privileges until fee(s) are paid

On the 28th day overdue:

  • Replacement cost plus $15.00 procesing fee posted to student online billing system (non-refundable, return of item not accepted as substitute for payment)

To see a list of items you have checked out, their due dates, and any fines, log into your library account with your Midwestern University username and password.

Paying Library Late Fees


  • Pay by cash or check at the library service desk or by mail (Checks payable to Midwestern University)
  • Payment deducted from student ID card in person or by email

Downers Grove Campus

Linda Nilles
Midwestern University Library
555 31st Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515
(630) 515-6185

Glendale Campus

Arabela Gazda
Midwestern University Library
19555 N. 59th Avenue
Glendale, AZ 85308
(623) 572-3308

Downers Grove Campus Library (630) 515-6200
Littlejohn Hall
555 31st St. Downers Grove, IL 60515
Map and Driving Directions - IL

Glendale Campus Library (623) 572-3308
Sahuaro Hall
19555 N. 59th Ave. Glendale, AZ 85308
Map and Driving Directions - AZ