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Driving Directions to the NIU Libraries

Address of the NIU Visitors Pay Lot: 200 Carroll Avenue
Founders library is the big brown building east of the Visitors Lot - the entrance is the north side of the building, facing Holmes Student Center.

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From the Northern Suburbs

  1. Go west on the East-West Tollway (I-88).
  2. Exit for DeKalb at Annie Glidden Road.
  3. Continue on Annie Glidden Road to Lincoln Highway (IL 38).
  4. Turn east (right) on Lincoln Highway (IL 38).
  5. Turn north (left) on Carroll Avenue (at the Pizza Hut).
  6. Turn west (left) into the Visitors Lot.

From Downtown Chicago

  1. Go west on the Eisenhower Expressway (I-290) to the East-West Tollway (I-88).
  2. Exit for DeKalb at Annie Glidden Road.
  3. Continue on Annie Glidden Road to Lincoln Highway (IL 38).
  4. Turn east (right) on Lincoln Highway (IL 38).
  5. Turn north (left) on Carroll Avenue (at the Pizza Hut).
  6. Turn west (left) into the Visitors Lot.

From the Northwest

  1. Go south on I-39/IL 51 to the "DeKalb, Route 38" exit.
  2. Proceed east on IL Route 38 to DeKalb.
  3. Go through downtown DeKalb and turn north (right) on Carroll Avenue (at the Pizza Hut).
  4. Turn west (left) into the Visitors Lot.

From the West

  1. Go east on the East-West Tollway (I-88).
  2. Exit for DeKalb at Annie Glidden Road.
  3. Continue on Annie Glidden Road to Lincoln Highway (IL 38).
  4. Turn east (right) on Lincoln Highway (IL 38).
  5. Turn north (left) on Carroll Avenue (at the Pizza Hut).
  6. Turn west (left) into the Visitors Lot.

From the Southwest

  1. Go north on I-39 to the "DeKalb, Route 38" exit.
  2. Follow IL Route 38 to DeKalb.
  3. Turn north (left) on Carroll Avenue (at the Pizza Hut).
  4. Turn west (left) into the Visitors Lot.

Contact Us

Chalermsee Olson, Interim Dean

Phone: (815) 753-1995

Email: lib-admin@niu.edu

Founders Memorial Library
Northern Illinois University
217 Normal Rd
DeKalb, IL 60115-2828

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