Welcome to the El Centro Library & Learning Resource Center


The El Centro building and the El Centro Library facility are closed until further notice. NEIU librarians and staff are available to help with research and other library services via live chat from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. seven days a week. Check back here for updates on hours, and visit our library website or the El Centro Library and Learning Resource Center Guide for research help and access to online materials.


NEIU students, faculty and staff are able to request physical materials from NEIU and through limited I-Share and other interlibrary loan partners. Items can be picked up in the Main Campus Library lobby from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays. For information on requesting materials from the Library, please see our Grab & Go pickup process.


The El Centro Library & Learning Resource center is located on the 1st and 2nd floors in the western corner of the El Centro location at 3390 N. Avondale Ave. in Chicago. The branch includes a textbook collection, reference services and a popular reading collection.

Our holdings are cited within the Northeastern Illinois University Catalog as well as the Illinois I-Share Catalog and the OCLC World Catalog known as World Cat. We also provide full access to the online database collections as subscribed to and selected by our professional staff of librarians.


  • Full-service reference and circulation services
  • Interlibrary loan pick-up/drop-off
  • Subject librarian and library instruction
  • Individual research consultations
  • Learning Success Center tutors
  • Textbook collection and reserves
  • Popular reading collection
  • Computers
  • Printer/copier
  • Private study rooms
  • Group study space

Services are currently limited due to Illinois COVID-19 regulations.

Have a question or want more info? Ask a Librarian or check out the El Centro Library and Learning Resource Center Guide.


Due to the current pandemic, we do not have any upcoming events. Please check back during the Spring 2021 semester.