Founders Memorial Library

NIU’s main campus library holds about two million volumes, countless study areas, a computer lab, a coffee shop, and several internet stations. It also contains the University Archives and various specialized collections.

217 Normal Rd, DeKalb, IL 60115


Upcoming Events

Peer Educator Informational Session

Would you like to become a Peer Educator? Come learn about the PE position and how you can make an impact with our first year students through mentoring in...

1/29, 2:30 PM
IDEAL-NIU Intrapreneurship Information Session

Join IDEAL INDUSTRIES Executives for program details (and FREE Pizza) to learn about the IDEAL-NIU Intrapreneurship Program. We are looking for top...

1/29, 5:30 PM
JobsPLUS Event - The Right(s) Question: Can and Should Robots have Rights

Book Talk and Q&A with Dr. David Gunkel, NIU Department of Communication. This event is hosted in partnership with the Friends of the Library, University...

2/6, 5 PM
Write Place/Write Time: A Thesis/Dissertation Writers Meetup

Join other thesis and dissertation writers in this monthly, informal meetup. Thesis Office peer staff will be on hand to answer questions, but the real goal...

2/14, 6 PM
Video Game Design with Python & Pygame @ NIU

It is not too late to enroll in Video Game Design with Python and Pygame for Middle School Students Friday, February 15 and Monday, February 18 Are you in...


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Aline Click left a positive review 11/28/2018


Fred Barnhart

Fred Barnhart left a positive review 10/30/2018

Fun to see so many anime and gaming characters in real life! Great costumes!

Aline Click

Aline Click left a positive review 9/26/2018

Good attendance, warm and friendly conversation.

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Aline Click left a positive review 10/4/2018

Small group but given it was our first event I am sure enrollment will grow for future workshops. The kids had a lot of fun, and even visited the new NIU Esports Arena open house.

Aline Click

Aline Click left a positive review 10/10/2018

Wonderful as always!

Aline Click

Aline Click left a positive review 10/24/2018

Always a nice time working together and sharing stories. We have lots of bracelets to give the kids at STEMfest, Maker Faire this coming Saturday.

Aline Click

Aline Click left a positive review 9/12/2018

We had a nice time at the 9/13 Giving Project meeting. Jimmy Johns provided free sandwhiches - thank you! We have several new members that learn to crochet, and talked about the upcoming STEMfest, Makers Faire October 27th that we will be participating in.

Founders Memorial Library

Founders Memorial Library posted a photo 10/6/2017