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24/7 Access

  • Snell Library is generally open for study 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to current Northeastern students, faculty and staff.
  • Technology support staff are available when the building is open.
  • A current, valid faculty, staff or student Husky ID is required for entry, and to remain in the building, after regular service hours.
  • Check in for guest passes and those without their Husky Card ends 30 minutes prior to the time services close. 

Snell Library Service Hours

"Regular Service Hours" are hours when library staff are available.


10am-12 midnight


7:45am-12 midnight






View/print complete hours for the 2017-18 academic year(PDF)

Individual Department Hours

3D Printing Studio

Recording Studio

Research Help (Drop-in hours)

School of Law Library at Northeastern

University Archives and Special Collections

Nighttime Shuttle Information

Northeastern’s Public Safety Division provides an on-campus personal safety escort service twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. Call the Northeastern University Police at (617) 373-2121. Tell them your name, Northeastern ID number, exact location, and destination.

Public Safety also provides an off-campus shuttle escort when you leave campus to return to your off-campus apartment during the hours of darkness. This university-operated shuttle is free and provides drop off service to locations within a one mile radius of campus. The nightly shuttle departs from Snell Library every 30 minutes from 7:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. Off-campus escorts are solely to your residence. Exceptions will be made under emergency situations only.

See details at Northeastern's Public Safety web site.


Updates and weather emergencies: (617) 373-4976