When classes are in session:
7:30 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
...connects us to lots of information and resources and friendly librarians that are ready to help with questions. ...is an inviting place that inspires study and productivity in groups or alone.
We think that means learning happens best in community. Visit us today on campus or online and see for yourself.
The Berntsen Library is named in honor of former University of Northwestern president and chancellor, William B. Berntsen, and provides access to more than 260,000 titles and 118 online collections including streaming video and audio.
The Berntsen Library houses the Haburn Hovda Archives, which contain scrapbooks, sermons, and other writings of William Bell Riley, the first president and founder of University of Northwestern. The Archives also preserve Northwestern publications and materials pertaining to the history of the university.
Access to the Archives is available by appointment only. Please contact the Berntsen Library at 651-631-5241 to schedule an appointment with the Archives staff.
Circulation Desk: 651-631-5241
Research Desk: 651-286-7708
Toll free: 888-283-0812
From the north:
Follow I-35E South to Hwy. 36 West. Exit onto Snelling Ave North to the third stop light, Lydia Ave, and turn left.
From the south:
Follow I-35W North to Hwy 36 East. Exit onto Snelling Ave North to the third stop light, Lydia Ave, and turn left.
From the east:
Follow Hwy 36 West to Snelling Ave North. At the third stop light, Lydia Ave, turn left.
From the west/northwest:
Follow I-494/I-694 East to Snelling Ave and exit South. At the first stop light, Lydia Ave, turn right.
From the airport by car:
Follow I-494 west to I-35W north to Hwy 36 east. Exit on Snelling Ave north. Turn left at the third stoplight, Lydia Ave.
The nearest parking can be found along the along the perimeter drive behind the library buildings.
The entrance to Bernsten Library is on street level and easily accessible. There is elevator access to all floors as well as the underground tunnels connecting campus buildings.
3003 Snelling Ave North
St. Paul, MN 55113