Library Information

There are a number of resources that you can access through the Northwest Suburban College Library. Come into the library to borrow a book or find a quiet place to study. If what you’re looking for has been digitized, NWSC staff will teach you how to use online search engines to retrieve information.

Individual and group study rooms are available for student and faculty use. Students are able to use the library for study and research during regular class hours. The library will be supervised by the librarian on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., and on Thursdays from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Students may also be able to use other local colleges’ library facilities, including William Rainey Harper College, Oakton Community College, Roosevelt University, Elmhurst College, and East-West University.

Course Materials

Students enrolled in certification programs are provided with course materials, including textbooks, uniforms, and applicable medical supplies. It is the student’s responsibility to obtain course materials prior to the start date. Questions regarding course materials are to be directed to the Dean of Allied Health Sciences.

Other Local Public Libraries

NWSC encourages students to use the valuable resources of local public libraries, including Rolling Meadows Public Library and Schaumburg Township District Library. Periodical reference lists from each of the said libraries are available at the NWSC Library. For a list of additional libraries for NWSC student use, contact the Library Assistant. For public library hours of operation, contact the library.

As a participating member of ILLINET, Northwest Suburban College has access to library collections throughout the state of Illinois. Students can request books and journal articles through Interlibrary Loan at no charge. Forms for these requests are available in the library, or ask the librarian about this service.


Rolling Meadows Public Library
3110 Martin Lane
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008

Reach them at 847-259-6050 or at rmlib.org


Schaumburg Township Public Library
130 South Roselle Road
Schaumburg, IL 60193

Reach them at 847-985-4000 or at stdl.org