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Welcome to the new NLU Library catalog interface!

To request materials and view your account, you must first create a free account (if you don't already have one). You will only need to set this up once. You will need your 14 digital library ID# to enter as your Barcode.

  • Set up a free account by clicking on the Login link in the upper right corner of the screen; then click on "Create New Account."
  • Choose a username/password to access all functions of the catalog. We recommend using your NLU portal username and password. Your password can be reset if you forget it, but not your username, so please choose a name you will remember.
  • You will need your 14 digit library ID#, found on your MY NLU Portal page (ie: 19000000002840), to enter as your Barcode. You will no longer need to enter your library ID twice to request materials, just log in with your new free account.

For help finding or requesting books: Call us at 1.800.443.5522 x2288 (North Shore), x3376 (Chicago), 4530 (Lisle), x5503 (Wheeling). Or view our Searching for Books page for more detailed information.

After hours, send an email to:

The new catalog searches all the same data as the classic search option and users may check availability and place requests. Please note: The new interface is under development and may be unavailable on short notice. Please report any problems or questions to