The Northeastern University Libraries support the mission of the University by working in partnership with the University community to develop and disseminate new scholarship. The Library fosters intellectual and professional growth, enriches the research, teaching, and learning environment, and promotes the effective use of knowledge by managing and delivering information resources and services to library users.
in addition to the Snell Library, Northeastern University is also served by:
Total holdings of the NU Libraries as of June 30, 2012:
These statistics do not include the NU School of Law Library.
Snell Library, the heart of Northeastern's academic life, welcomes over one million visitors a year. Through award-winning Reference, Instruction, Meet the Author talks, and innovative technologies, the University Libraries play an integral role in the intellectual life of the campus.
The Snell Library opened in 1990. It was designed by the Cambridge-based firm The Architect's Collaborative (TAC). The cost of the building was $35 million.
The Snell Library is named after George Snell '41, and his wife Lorraine.
For shared borrowing and lending, the NU Libraries are a member of the Boston Library Consortium, a group of research libraries in the Greater Boston area.
The Northeastern University Libraries are also members of: