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


  • The library is temporarily closed to guests not affiliated with Midwestern University

Borrowing Materials

Items that were checked out prior to March 22nd:

Please return items by Friday, September 11th. If you are unable to return to campus, please contact us to make arrangements for the return of your item(s).

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

Fine Forgiveness:

Library fines will be forgiven through Friday, September 11th. After this date, fines will begin accruing. Contact the library for more details.


  • 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

2020 Graduates

2020 graduates are being cleared from the library for graduation. We are waiving your fines and not requiring the return of any books currently checked out to you. If you want the option to return the books via mail, we would welcome them back.

Mailing addresses:

Midwestern University Library
c/o Arabela Gazda
19555 59th Avenue
Glendale, AZ 85308
Midwestern University Library
c/o Jamie Suhadolc
555 31st Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515

Once the library reopens, we would also welcome their return if you choose.

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