Other Libraries

Brimson Grow Library is a member of two library consortia:

The Association of Chicago Theological Schools (ACTS)

Via the ACTS consortium, Northern Seminary students have access to 9 other Chicago area libraries serving 11 other schools. Request an ACTS card from Brimson Grow Library if you wish to borrow materials from these libraries.

Click here for a map showing the location of the ACTS libraries.


The Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois (CARLI) includes over 150 libraries in the state of Illinois.

76 of these member libraries have joined together to create the I-Share network committed to sharing both a network system and library resources. Current students, faculty, and staff of Northern Seminary may borrow materials directly from any other I-Share library.

Placing an online request in I-Share is the quickest way to request materials from another library.

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