The NAU Library

NAU Library

The mission of the NAU Library is to assist students in their search for attaining knowledge by providing information resources and services that encourage learning, support education, and promote intellectual growth. We are here to satisfy all enrolled students’ information and research needs.

The NAU Library provide access to several thousand books and have subscriptions to critically acclaimed newspapers and magazines online and on print. In addition, we also have expansive databases to help each and every student’s scholastic achievements.

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library calendar

Library Tutorials

1. How to Access EBSCO Databases

2. How to Find an Article on EBSCO

Quick Links

Online access to the collections resident at the Library of North American University. You can search for title, author, category, subject, call number, ISBN, and publisher.

Online Catalog

Use tour library resource request form to request items that are stored in the NAU library.

Request Materials Form

A selection of websites and other resources which may be of some help or interest to our North American University students, faculty members, staff members, and volunteers.

Helpful Links

NAU library policies and procedures regarding confidentiality of library records, borrower eligibility, privileges and responsibilities, limits on the number of items that can be borrowed, renewals, items on hold, interlibrary loan, overdue-materials charges, and damaged and lost charges.

Policies & Procedures


North American University and Intensive English Program textbooks are available for purchase at the bookstore next to the library. All purchases made at the bookstore can be fully refunded within two weeks (14 days) of purchase. Customers must have receipt with them to receive their refunds.

Borrowing Textbooks
Students may borrow textbooks for personal research, but they may only use within the library.   Each student who wishes to use textbooks for studying must have their student ID present. The librarian or library staff will hold the ID while the student uses the book within the library and bookstore premises. The ID will be returned when student returns the textbook. If the textbook is taken out of the library without permission, the student will be fined $5 for the first day and then each day for 3 days. If you are an online student, please contact us to borrow a textbook from our library.

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If the textbook is not returned after the third day, the student is fined the price of the book and is immediately suspended from borrowing textbooks for 6 weeks.
Note: Students must keep in mind that the library might not have a copy of their class’s textbook on reserve.

Library Contact Info

Library Hours
Mondays – Thursdays: 8:00am – 11:00pm
Fridays: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Saturdays & Sundays: 6:00pm – 10:00pm
Office Hours
Monday – Friday: 8:00am – 5:00pm

Gary Chaffee
Phone: 832.230.5555 ext. 189