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Founders Memorial Library 104-1 
(815) 753-0164

Founders Memorial Library maintains a Security office for the well being of library users and safeguarding the collection. The office is operational during all the open hours of the library. Enforcement and emergencies may be coordinated with the NIU Department of Police and Public Safety.

Security has two full-time workers and 7 to 8 student workers. Security staff regularly circulate through the building and can be identified by a tan-colored shirt or vest with "Library Security" on it. Security staff are approachable and will help with any concerns of safety or security.

Security staff handle, provide and assist with:

  • Emergency needs 
  • First aid 
  • Lost and found 
  • Harassment issues 
  • Monitoring security gates

Security enforces the following library policies: 

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Contact Us

Chalermsee Olson, Interim Dean

Phone: (815) 753-1995


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

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