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Student Worker Manual

IDEAS Student Employee Manual

General Rules


General Policies

  • Bikes and items with motors are not permitted in the building.  The bookstore sells bike locks, and they can be locked up outside.

  • Hoverboards are not allowed on campus, and definitely not in the library.

  • Rollerblades, skateboards, unicycles may be carried into the building, but may not be used.

  • An adult must accompany children under the age of 12 at all time

  • Children under the age of 12 do not need to be signed in or have an ID. Over the age of 12 must be signed in, if you are unsure please ask a supervisor!

  • Exception: Jack Valencia (son of Ernesto Valencia, library staff) is allowed access unaccompanied  

Tours: Admitted student tours are allowed entry into the building. Unfortunately, unless otherwise stated by the supervisor, prospective students and families cannot access the Snell Library.  They are welcome to observe the library from the foyer and take brochures about the Snell Library’s resources.
Returns: Library material can be returned to return bin near the the Access Point if a patron would rather not enter the library. 
Equipment cannot be returned at the security desk under any circumstances.  Please direct equipment returns to the ITS side of the Help and Information Desk.
Service animals:  welcome to enter the library with their affiliated owner.

There are certain questions we are allowed to ask when an animal enters the building:

  • Is that animal a service animal?

  • What service is the animal trained to perform?

Generally speaking, if the library user says yes, it’s a service animal, that animal is permitted to enter. Unfortunately, pets and emotional support animals are not permitted. Some patrons with a service animal may have a black dot on their Husky Card indicating they are allowed to have a service animal with them, but not all patrons have this.

If you are unsure about whether or not an animal is a service animal, call the supervisor.

Following University direction, the below are temporary Access Policies in place. These may be changed at a later date

  • Alumni are not granted Snell Access
  • BLC and OCLC Shares members are not granted Snell Access
  • NU Community members (students, staff, and faculty) must have their ID to enter the building. We will not be providing the sign-in service at this time.
  • No walk-in researchers

How to add Access Point Transaction

How to open Access Monitor

1. When logged in, click “Student Web” 

2. Click on “Access Monitor” to view a snapshot image of patrons as they tap/swipe in

CBORD Mobile ID is a free application that is designed to serve as the mobile phone version of the Husky Card. With this app, patrons can open Northeastern doors, use vending machines, or swipe into dorms.

For the Access Point, they can use the app to open Gate 3. 

This article from ITS explains how to install and set up CBORD.


Husky Card Office

Regular Hours - Speare Commons
Mon - Thu: 8:30 AM-6:00 PM
Fri: 8:30 AM-5:00 PM

Contact Numbers
617.373.8740 Phone
617.373.8794 Fax

Email Address