Instructional Services

Librarians are available for:

  • one-on-one research consultations via Google Meet, chat or email;
  • course-related library instruction sessions, either real-time or recorded;
  • course embedding in D2L;
  • in-person instruction sessions, if needed.

To request a library instruction session, please complete the Instruction Request Intake form.

Please note: A two-week advance notice is greatly appreciated (and necessary) to best accommodate instruction requests, especially if you would like a recording. Please take that into consideration when planning library instruction.

You and your students are also welcome to visit the first floor Reference Desk or call (773) 442-4410.

Course Reserve Services

Library-owned and personal copies of books and multimedia items may be placed on reserve at the Circulation Desk.

  • Items may have a reserve period of two hours (for use in the Library only), one day, two days, three days, one week or one month depending on the needs of the course.
  • The Library will not accept burned personal CD, DVD or VHS copies of commercially available material.
  • The Library is not responsible for loss or damage to personal copies.
  • Paper articles can be scanned to PDF files and returned to faculty. The Library does not accept paper copies of articles for reserve. The Library does not host electronic reserves.
  • Electronic articles available in a Library database will be provided as links to faculty to be shared on D2L.
  • Any item not owned by the Library or faculty member will not be placed on reserve.
  • We reserve the right to determine whether or not items are acceptable for reserve.
  • Please be aware that course reserve requests may take longer to process during busy times of the semester.

The library will purchase textbooks or course readings by faculty request to be placed on reserve at the Circulation Desk.

  • Library purchased reserve textbooks will have a reserve period of two hours (for use in the Library only).
  • The Library may not be able to purchase every textbook requested.
  • A new copy will not be purchased if the item is in the existing library collection or is already available on reserve as a personal copy.

To put materials on course reserve, or request the library purchase textbooks or course readings, please complete the NEIU Library Reserves/Textbook Request Form.

Copyright information

If you have questions about using copyright-protected materials in the classroom, please visit The Campus Guide to Copyright Compliance for Academic Institutions from the Copyright Clearance Center.

Additional Services

Visit the Faculty Guide to the Library for information about additional services and tips for using our resources.