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International Students Library Guide: Coming to the Library

Help for international student to navigate the physical and online environment at the University Libraries

Check the Reopening Northeastern webpage for news and the latest updates for staying safe.

Planning to study at the library? You do not need to reserve a seat for quiet study.

When You Come to the LIbrary

Remember to bring your NU ID (your Husky card)

Want to know more about your Husky Card and COVID-19 operations? Visit the Husky Card Services webpage to stay up-to-date. 

Why Use the Library?

Web Search engines such as Google are convenient for quickly finding information that is freely available online.


  • Much of the most valuable and important materials are not free.
  • Web search engines offer limited search options.

Library databases:

  • Offer flexible search options to help you identify the best content on your topic.
  • Link to the full text or to options (such as Interlibrary loan) to quickly obtain the full text at no cost.
  • Help you to manage your content and cite it correctly.

Use library-supported citation management software: