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Extended Study: 24/7

All floors of Snell Library are open for study 24 hours a day, seven days a week. A current Northeastern student or faculty/staff NU ID is required for entry, and to remain in the building, after regular service hours.  Guests and visitors please enter the building during regular service hours.


Snell Library Regular Service Hours*


10 am - 12 Midnight


7:45 am -12 Midnight


7:45 am - 9 pm


9 am- 10 pm

Sunday, January 3

10am - 6pm


9 am- 10 pm

Snell Library Service Hours: Winter Break

See alternative study space during winter break.

Monday - Friday, December 15-19

8am - 6pm

Saturday, December 20

9am - 5pm

Sunday, December 21

10am - 6pm

Monday, December 22 - Tuesday, December 23

8am - 6pm

December 24-January 1


Friday, January 2

8am - 6pm (24/7 extended access resumes)

Saturday January 3

9am - 5pm

Sunday, January 4

10am - 6pm

Monday-Friday January 5-9

8am - 6pm

Saturday, January 10

9am - 5pm

Sunday, January 11

10am - 12 Midnight

*"Regular Service Hours" are hours when library staff and services are available at the Help and Information Desk.

View/print complete hours for the 2014-15 academic year(PDF)


Other Libraries and Departments

Recording Studio hours

Research Help (Reference)hours

School of Law Library at Northeastern

University Archives and Special Collections hours

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 hourly shuttle departs from the Snell Library on the hour, starting at 7 PM until dawn. The shuttle is free and provides drop off service to locations within a one mile radius of campus. 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.



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