Scholar OneSearch

You can use Scholar OneSearch to search for e-books within the library catalog. Use the drop-down menu next to the search box to limit your search to the library catalog. Once you've run your first search, check the "E-books" box on the left side of the page to limit to books available online.

Books Beyond NU - Deep Research in WorldCat and Google Books

  • WorldCat - identify titles at other libraries and request via InterLibrary Loan. Uses the same principles and subject headings as Scholar OneSearch, so if you find a good phrase, re-use it here.
  • Google Books - unlike Scholar OneSearch and WorldCat, search the full-text of digitized books; includes both older, public-domain and current, copyrighted titles. Most books under copyright only provide a short snippet, but the full title may be available at NU (check Scholar OneSearch to see) or via ILL.

Does the library have any fun books?


On all campuses, we are proud to offer free access to OverDrive.

This extensive and growing collection of e-books and audiobooks features recent fiction, popular nonfiction and more. All Northeastern users can borrow materials for up to two weeks at a time using Northeastern credentials. OverDrive e-books and audiobooks are available with most e-readers and mobile devices. OverDrive also offers the Libby app, which allows you to read and listen on the go.

On the Boston campus, the Hub space on the first floor of Snell Library features a browsable print collection of recent fiction, popular nonfiction and other non-scholarly materials from our larger collection. Feel free to take a look and check out any books you're interested in!