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The Styberg Library welcomes all visitors during open hours. Use the information below to plan your visit.

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Labelled Photo of Garrett Seminary's Main entrances

Contact & Location Information


2121 Sheridan Road

Evanston, Illinois 60201








From the north via I-94

  • Take I-94 south to Skokie Boulevard
  • Continue southbound on Skokie Boulevard approximately 2 miles to Golf Road
  • Turn left at the traffic light onto eastbound Golf Road
  • Continue on Golf Road approximately 4 miles into Evanston, where Golf Road will become Emerson Street
  • Follow Emerson until you get to Sheridan Road
  • Turn left onto northbound Sheridan Road
  • Take Sheridan Road 2 1/2 blocks until you reach Garrett Place
  • Turn right onto Garrett Place. The seminary is at the end of Garrett Place


From the west or northwest via I-88, I-90 or I-190 (from O’Hare)

  • Take I-88, I-90 or I-190 eastbound until you reach northbound I-294 (toward Wisconsin)
  • Take I-294 north to the Dempster Street east exit
  • Follow Dempster Street approximately 10 miles through Park Ridge, Niles, Morton Grove, and Skokie to Evanston
  • At Chicago Avenue in Evanston, turn left. Chicago Avenue will merge with Sheridan Road at Northwestern University
  • Follow Sheridan Road 3 1/2 blocks until you reach Garrett Place
  • Turn right onto Garrett Place. The seminary is at the end of Garrett Place.


From downtown Chicago via US-41 (Lake Shore Drive)

  • Take US-41 (Lake Shore Drive) north until it becomes Hollywood Street
  • Turn right onto northbound Sheridan Road. Follow Sheridan Road approximately 6 miles into Evanston
  • When you come to Northwestern University, 3 blocks after the sharp bend to the right, watch for Garrett Place.
  • Turn right onto Garrett Place. The seminary is at the end of Garrett Place.


Two-hour curbside parking is available on Garrett Place. There is also a gated lot just off of Garrett Place as well as a larger Northwestern lot directly to the south. Permits are available for purchase at the Garrett reception desk in the main lobby during regular weekday business hours — cash or check only. There are some periods when the gated lot is closed while deliveries, construction crews, or special events make use of the gated lot. The Northwestern lot is free after 4 pm and on weekends.


Take the CTA (the “L”) Purple Line (Linden) north from the city center. Disembark at the Noyes Street stop. Head east for 3 blocks. On Sheridan Road walk south for one block. The Garrett Place driveway ends in a circular turn-around on the East side of the street. The library is right inside the door under the square tower. Please note that the Purple Line only runs between the city center Loop and Linden during rush hours on weekdays. Mid-day, weekends, and late evenings one must take the Red Line to Howard and change to the Purple Line at Howard.


Evanston Map



Northwestern University Map



The Styberg Library is located directly inside the main seminary building with the large square tower. When you enter through the tower, the library will be on your right.


An accessible entrance is located to the left of the main tower entrance. Press 1 for the first floor. Once you exit the elevator, turn right and go to the end of the hallway for the library.


Current students, staff, and faculty of ACTS schools as well as Garrett-Evangelical and Bexley Seabury alumni can create free library accounts. Local clergy can also create a free account.


For anyone who is not affiliated with Garrett-Evangelical, Bexley Seabury, or Northwestern, a Styberg Library public borrower’s card may be purchased for an annual fee of $75. Please note that this card provides borrowing privileges to the Styberg Library physical collection only, and not to the collections of the Northwestern University Libraries. Those wishing to obtain borrowing privileges at Northwestern University must apply to their circulation services department. Access to our electronic collections and Interlibrary Loan are also excluded.


Visitors may enter the library whenever we are open. You are welcome to use our spaces as well as our resources. Scanners are available for free, and printing/copying is available for a fee.

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