Northeastern University Library


The Northeastern University Library serves the entire Northeastern University community—in Boston, across the global campus network, and online. The Library provides collections and services supporting research and teaching across disciplines. Its collections are extensive, with a large proportion available digitally. The Library's collections include 488,491 print titles; 969,121 e-books; 169,856 licensed e-journals; and 132,648 streaming audio and visual titles. Access to print and electronic materials is provided through Scholar OneSearch, the Library's discovery platform. The Library's Archives and Special Collections hold historical records and publications of Northeastern University and unique materials preserving the history of Boston's social movements, public infrastructure, neighborhoods, and natural environments.

Services provided by the Library include both on-site and online research help, the latter including 24/7 live chat with a reference librarian; subject-specialist librarians who provide in-depth consultation and research support for each academic program at the university; and an interlibrary loan system for providing materials not readily available at Northeastern. The Library actively supports the unique needs of graduate students in research and publishing through services such as citation management workshops, research data support, and digital scholarship services.

The Snell Library building is open 24/7 year-round to all members of the Northeastern community. Spaces in the building include areas for group work and quiet individual study, with more than 30 group study rooms with whiteboards and plug-in displays for collaborative group work. Individual study rooms are also available for graduate students. In partnership with Information Technology Services, the Library supports the Digital Media Commons and InfoCommons computing areas, providing high-level media creation and editing capabilities. The Digital Media Commons also includes a 3D printing studio and professional-level audio and video recording studios.

School of Law Library


The School of Law Library, located on four floors in the Knowles Law Center, includes a comprehensive collection of U.S. legal materials in print and in electronic format. Of particular note is the library’s collection in the areas of public interest law; international human rights law; and public health, death penalty issues, and progressive lawyering. More information can be found at the School of Law Library webpage