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Library Online Services

The library will be offering online only services through June 7th.  Access to online library resources will be available to Midwestern University users and library staff will be available to answer questions via our chat service, provide online instruction for classes, and conduct virtual reference appointments.  ILLiad requests are being processed, but expect longer than usual fill times and limited availability of print books and older journal articles.  The physical library buildings will be closed and print books and other physical materials will not be available for check-out.

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. This should relieve any library clearance concerns before your graduation date. Of course, if you wanted 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.

 

Chat Service Hours

Downers Grove

  • Monday-Thursday 8 AM to 2 AM
  • Friday 8 AM to 10:30 PM
  • Saturday Noon to 10:30 PM
  • Sunday 11:30 AM to 10:30 PM

Glendale

  • Monday-Thursday 6 AM to Midnight
  • Friday 6 AM to 8:30 PM
  • Saturday 10 AM to 8:30 PM
  • Sunday 9:30 AM to 8:30 PM

Research Assistance

  • For quick questions use our online chat service.
  • Email reference@midwestern.edu if chat is offline
  • Schedule a virtual appointment with a Research & Instruction Librarian if you have more in-depth questions,
  • Virtual appointments can be made for groups – please provide the name and email address of every group member so they can be sent a link to access the meeting

For Faculty

  • Schedule librarians to provide online instruction for your classes
  • Request links to library resources configured for off-campus access to embed in Canvas
  • Ask questions about fair use/copyright in online learning
  • Request online textbooks for your classes *Please note, the library may not be able to purchase all textbooks in online format

ILLiad

  • ILLiad requests are being processed
  • Expect slower than usual fill times and limited ability to fill requests for print books and older journal articles

Checked-Out Books

  • All due dates will be extended to after June 7th.
  • Any library fees accrued while the building is closed will be waived
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Downers Grove, IL (630) 515-6200
Glendale, AZ (623) 572-3308
Library Hours

Library Online Chat Hours

Downers Grove Library Online Chat Hours

Mon-Thurs: 8 AM to 2 AM

Fri: 8 AM to 10:30 PM

Sat: Noon to 10:30 PM

Sun: 11:30 AM to 10:30 PM

Glendale Library Online Chat Hours

Mon-Thurs: 6 AM to Midnight

Fri: 6 AM to 8:30 PM

Sat: 10 AM to 8:30 PM

Sun: 9:30 AM to 8:30 PM
 

The library building is open limited hours.  If you need assistance from the library, we also offer online assistance via chat or email.

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