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NDNU students, faculty, and staff may access the library resources, online subscription databases, check out material, and login to library computers using their NDNU email username and password. 


Guests that are not enrolled at NDNU are welcome to visit the library, view material, and ask librarians for assistance, but cannot check out material, use the computers, or access the online subscription databases. Campus wifi is currently not available for campus guests.   


NDNU alumni are considered part of the NDNU community, but due to COVID-19 shutdowns and restrictions to remote access of online materials we are unable to offer library resources to alumni at this time. Alumni may direct reference question to the library email,




Students with Disabilities


Some areas of the library are not accessible to students with disabilities. The second floor is only accessible by stairs. Please ask library staff for assistance and we will be glad to help. The library has a dedicated disability computer that can be accessed by students in wheelchairs. A reading device is available for vision-impaired students. Other services for disabled students are available with Counseling, Health and Disability Services.



How to Find Material in the Library


The library general collection contains 120,000 print books that are organized using the ‘Library of Congress Classification’ (LOC) system. The LOC classification arranges material by subject using an alphanumeric system that produces unique ‘call numbers’ for each item. An item's call number is listed in the online catalog for each item in our collection. All items are labeled with their unique call number. Use the call number displayed in the online catalog to find materials in the library. If you need assistance locating materials, please ask at the front Circulation Desk for help.







All library patrons are required to show their campus NDNU ID card to check out materials. Borrowers are responsible for checked out library materials until they are returned to the Gellert Library circulation desk. Borrowers are prohibited by Library policy from lending their library card to others. Borrowers who abuse library borrowing privileges may have their library privileges suspended; examples of abusing borrowing privileges include repeatedly not returning materials on time, not paying replacement bills, not responding to recall notices, and not returning library materials even after replacement bills have been issued.

For more information about loan limits, loan periods, course reserves limits, and other borrowing responsibilities, select one of the following options:






Manage Your Checked Out Items Using Your Online Library Account


Place holds, track checked out items, view upcoming due dates, view holds, save search lists, and other library account information online. Use the MY ACCOUNT button below to log into your online library account. If you are logging in for the first time, use the MY ACCOUNT button below then select ‘SET/RESET PASSWORD' to create a password:



login to your library account




Interlibrary Loan (ILL)


Current NDNU students, faculty, and staff are eligible to obtain material not available from the Gellert Library through free Interlibrary Loan services.