University of Chicago Libraries
The University of Chicago has extremely rich collections; consult their online catalog from the URL above. Northwestern students and faculty may obtain circulating University of Chicago library materials via interlibrary loan, or in person. Northwestern students/faculty have reciprocal borrowing privileges; for more information on this program, including information on how to activate your reciprocal borrowing privileges, inquire at Northwestern Library’s circulation desk, or go to http://www.library.northwestern.edu/services/getting-materials/reciprocal-borrowing-programs .
The University of Chicago houses collections across the humanities and social sciences, with exceptional strengths in South Asia, East Asia, and the Middle East. The Special Collections at the University of Chicago range widely from the middle ages to modern times and cannot be quickly summarized; the Special Collections Department Web site at http://www.lib.uchicago.edu/e/spcl/ provides a useful overview. For a list of the archival and manuscript collections in the Special Collections Department, see http://www.lib.uchicago.edu/e/spcl/findaid/mafa.html .
Separate from the University of Chicago library system is the Oriental Institute Research Archives and Library http://oi.uchicago.edu/research/library/ with collections on the ancient Near East. Membership fees apply. 1155 East 58th Street, Chicago, IL 60637 (773) 702-9537.