Regional History Center Hours and Location

Hours and Location Information

Items from Regional History Center/University Archives/IRAD can be accessed weekdays from 8:00 am to noon; 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm. Starting May 20th through August 23rd of 2019 the Regional History Center/University Archives/IRAD (Founders Library, room 400) and Rare Books and Special Collections (Founders Library, room 403) will be sharing reading room space. Please review the schedule below to know where to access material from our collections.

  • MONDAY – Rare Books and Special Collections
  • TUESDAY – Rare Books and Special Collections
  • WEDNESDAY – see schedule below
  • THURSDAY – Regional History Center/University Archives/IRAD
  • FRIDAY – Regional History Center/University Archives/IRAD

Wednesday the reading room alternates between spaces. Please see below for the reading room locations on Wednesdays.

Rare Books and Special Collections

  • May 22
  • June 5, 19
  • July 3, 17, 31
  • August 14

Regional History Center/University Archives/IRAD

  • May 29
  • June 12, 26
  • July 10, 24
  • August 7, 21

Please contact the Regional History Center’s Reference Desk at rhcua@niu.edu or 815-753-1779 if you have questions.

Please contact the IRAD Office at 815-753-1807 if you have questions concerning local government records.