Welcome to the Berntsen Library!

The Berntsen Library is a center of learning and information access that serves and reflects the mission, curriculum and community of University of Northwestern.

The library works to create value for the Northwestern community by knowing its users and by developing services, collections and programs in order to meet their information needs. 

Named in honor of former University of Northwestern president and chancellor, William B. Berntsen. The Berntsen Library houses more than 100,000 volumes and provides access to approximately 17,000 periodical titles. It also contains expanding audio and visual collections.

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Berntsen Library
3003 Snelling Ave. North
St Paul, MN 55113-1598
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Contact Us

Circulation Desk: 651-631-5241
Reference Desk: 651-286-7708
Toll free: 888-283-0812
Fax: 651-631-5598
Instant message a librarian with your question or search our Frequently Asked Questions page.