Brandel Library

Borrowing Policies

Borrowing Privileges

North Parkers

Students, faculty, and staff with a current North Park ID may use it to check out library materials.

Partner Schools

Due to the pandemic, anyone affiliated with I-Share, or the ATLA Reciprocal Borrowing Program may not use their school ID to borrow items from our library at this time.

I-Share members may request to have Brandel Library materials delivered to their home libraries.

Alumni and Guests

North Park alumni and guests (including retired faculty, clergy, and employees of Covenant Offices) are currently unable to visit the library due to the pandemic. We look forward to restoring alumni and guest privileges once it is safer to do so.

Loan Periods

 StudentsStaffFacultyPartner SchoolsRegistered Guests
Books28 days8 weeks16 weeks28 days28 days
Course Reservesshort-termshort-termshort-termin-library use onlyrestricted
Referencein-library use only
Periodicalsin-library use only
Media (six-item limit)14 days14 days14 days14 days14 days


You may renew books three times, and CDs/DVDs once. Log in to your library account to renew items.


Pay accrued fines with cash or check made out to North Park University at the library circulation desk.

Item Type Fine
Books $0.25/day
CDs/DVDs $1.00/day
Course Reserves $0.05/minute

Lost Items

We will bill you the replacement cost plus a $15 processing fee for any items you lose. We consider an item lost once it reaches sixty days overdue.

Fine Limits

The fine limit is $30 for students and $7.50 for guests. You may not check out library materials if you've reached the fine limit.

Brandel Library, 5114 N. Christiana Ave., Chicago, IL 60625 | 773.244.5580773.244.5580 |