Brandel Library

Building Use Policies

Access Privileges

Our library is open to current students, faculty, and staff at North Park University. You must display a current North Park ID to enter Brandel Library.

The library is not open to the general public but will allow access in the following situations:

  • NPU community members may bring 1 outside guest
  • Students from other accredited colleges and universities with current ID
  • Current students and employees of institutions in the I-Share group with a current ID
  • North Park alumni and retired staff and faculty in good standing with the library
  • Clergy and others in ministry conducting theological research

Anyone without a current institutional ID (I-Share or other) will need to complete the Alumni and Guest Access form before coming to the library.

Food and Beverages

Food is allowed only in Room 218 and the 1st floor vending machine room. Drinks must be in a container with a secure lid, and your mask must be worn between sips. Alcoholic beverages are not permitted on the North Park campus.

Cell Phones

Silence your cell phone while you are in the library. If you need to make a call, move to the entryway or the snack room on the first floor.

Audio Devices

Use headphones when you listen to audio or watch video. If you don't have any with you, come to the circulation desk and we will loan you a pair.


There are two bulletin boards on the first floor of the libary where you may hang signs advertising campus events. All signs must be approved by Magnuson Campus Center.

Donation Policy

The library does not accept book donations. However, we do welcome book suggestions. If you would like to suggest an addition to our collection, please email us the book information (title, author, publication year) at We carefully consider all book suggestions and reserve the right to not purchase a title at our discretion.

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