Learning Resource Center

Visitors and Alumni

Services for Alumni

Books
You may request books via interlibrary loan through your local library. We will provide any books that are not in demand by NUHS students, faculty, or staff. If you live in the Chicagoland area, you may be eligible for limited check-out privileges. Call us at 630-889-6612 for more information.

Computers
Computers are only available for current students.

Photocopies
We can provide photocopies of articles available in the LRC collection. You will usually receive your photocopies within 1-4 weeks. For fastest service, supply us with complete and accurate information, including the authors' names, article title, journal title, journal volume and issue number, date, pages, and the source of your information. If you have a MEDLINE/PUBMED search, the UI/PMID number is also useful. Illegible or incomplete requests will be delayed or returned unfilled. Please limit your requests to no more than 5 articles at a time. Requests should be emailed to interlibraryloan@nuhs.edu or faxed to 630-495-6658. There is a fee of $10 per article.

Research Assistance
Our librarians will search specialized books, journals, and computerized databases to find the information you want. Please provide us with a specific description of your topic, years, and languages to be searched, and any limitations (chiropractic or medical, human or animal, English only, etc.). Please refer to Fee Schedule for costs associated with this service.

Fee Schedule

Service

Fee

Basic Reference Query
Reference questions requiring 15 minutes or less.

Free

In-Depth Reference Query
Questions requiring more than 15 minutes; includes most searches of electronic databases or printed indices. 

$25.00

Photocopies
Copies of articles from our collection.

$10.00
per article

Rush Service
Delivery within 24 hours.

$10.00

Outside Patron Library Card (Illinois Residents Only)
Allows alumni and general public to check out materials.

Free

Fees are subject to change without notice. Contact the LRC at 630-889-6617 for current rates.

Circulation Privileges

Check-out privileges are available to residents of Illinois only. All non-student patrons must register for an Outside Patron member card (registration is free). Contact an LRC Circulation staff member to request a card. Anyone can request an item by interlibrary loan through their local library without the need for an Outside Patron card.

Type of Material

Loan Period

Renewal

Fines

Books, CDs, Audiocassettes

3 weeks

Yes

$0.50 per day

Videos, DVDs, Slides

Library Use Only

N/A

N/A

Reserve Collection

2 hours
Library Use Only

Yes

$2.00 per hour
or any partial hour 

Journals and Reference Collection

Library Use Only

N/A

N/A

Special Collection

Library Use Only

N/A

N/A

Reference Collection
The Reference Collection includes reference books, indexes, college catalogs, yearbooks, phone books, product catalogs, and maps.

Reserve Collection
The Reserve Collection includes reserve books, class notes, folders, reserve audiovisual programs (including CD-ROMs and DVDs), anatomical models, and bone boxes. Information on chiropractic, naturopathic, and massage therapy board exams and state licensure laws is also on reserve.

Special Collection
The special collection includes material of historical significance and is located in the locked section behind the Reference area.

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