We are still offering consultation services during the COVID-19 move to online instruction. Please feel free to reach out for virtual appointments! For more information on library services and resources, please click here.
Here are some frequently asked questions about using Snell Library in the fall 2020 semester.
Snell Library is open as of Tuesday, Sept. 8. Our hours of operation are:
Monday—Thursday, 8 a.m.—10 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m.—8 p.m.
Saturday, Noon—8 p.m.
Sunday, Noon—10 p.m.
Library staff remain dedicated to providing teaching, learning, and research help to the students, faculty, and staff of Northeastern University. There are a variety of ways to contact the library for help generally or staff members specifically:
The Northeastern University Library's physical collections have been moved off-site and are not available to be borrowed due to safety precautions and to allow more floor space for physically distanced studying. However, most of the library's collection of books, journals, articles, videos, and more are available electronically. Search for items through our Scholar OneSearch box or visit specific databases to find the research you need.
To promote health, safety and well-being, during the pandemic, Northeastern University is currently restricting visits to its campuses from anyone outside the university community.
In accordance with this university policy, access to Snell Library is therefore limited to current Northeastern University students, faculty, and staff only.
Please remember to bring your Husky ID which is required to enter the building.
Current Northeastern University graduate and undergraduate students are invited to study in Snell Library on a walk-in basis. Study furniture is spaced to ensure physical distancing. Study rooms are not available for use.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, users of Snell Library are required to wear face masks and maintain 6 feet of distance with others. Please see our FAQ "How do I use Snell Library..."
Food and drink are not allowed in Snell Library. Visitors to Argo Tea are asked to enjoy their purchases within the designated area and not bring them into the library.
Library users are invited to borrow Omnicharge devices to use at their reserved space. The Omnicharge station is located on the 3rd floor of Snell Library.
Shared desktop computers have been removed from Snell Library and are unavailable for use. Printers are available, but the number of printers has been reduced.
The physical locations of departments within Snell Library are closed to visitors. However, the services and resources of these departments are still available to users.
Librarians are available to answer your questions!
The following services are currently unavailable: