Basic Loan Privileges:
Faculty & Staff
Northwestern items only
|Regularly Circulating Items *||6 weeks||3 months||4 weeks|
|Media Items [CD/DVD/VHS]||1 week||1 week||in house use only|
|Special Collections from CLIC schools||
varies - 2 week average
|varies - 2 week average||- not available -|
* this includes most of the main collections from CLIC schools
We have 2 book drops.
You may return any materials [including items borrowed from CLIC libraries] to either bookdrop.
If you have fragile items [some small/thin books or audiovisual materials in jewel cases], if possible, please bring them directly to a staff person at the Circulation Desk so nothing gets damaged or lost.
Note: During holiday breaks when the library is closed we will place an outdoor bookdrop just outside the front doors.
Lost or Damaged Items
If you have an item that is truly lost [not just late] or damaged [ie. the dog ate it] please notify us so that we can work with you to either buy a replacement or get it properly cleared from your library account. We would prefer to know that an item is never coming back so that we can work on cleaning up our inventory and your account. This also helps us maintain good working relationships with the libraries that share with us.
Having items out on your account that are long gone hinders your access and keeps us wondering. Let us know right away so we can make arrangements with you.
In accordance with Minnesota Statutes 13.02 and 13.40 and federal privacy laws, library patrons’ records are private, and information contained in the record cannot be given to anyone other than the library card holder. When library materials are returned all traces of the transaction are deleted.
The library seeks to balance the preservation of the collections and equipment with the comfort of our patrons. In accordance with this goal we ask the following:
To help maintain an environment that is conducive to quiet study and research, cell phones should be used only in areas where conversations do not disturb others (lobby, enclosed stairwells). Please silence cell phone ringers in all study areas.
The Berntsen Library offers test proctoring services on a space-available basis to:
1. current Northwestern students, for enrolled coursework at other institutions (no fee)
2. Northwestern alumni, for courses taught at academic college or university level (no fee)
3. the general public, for courses taught at academic college or university level ($25 per exam. Payment made in cash or check.)
Library staff is available to proctor on a limited basis. Please call to determine availability and to schedule a time. To schedule a proctored exam, call Jessica at (651) 631-5298, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Students must make an appointment at least one week prior to testing.