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Collection Move Updates

Collections have moved from Level Four to Level Three. Current map of the collections can be found below.

Map of Snell Library Level Three


Snell Library Collection Move

As announced by Provost James Bean and Dean of Libraries Dan Cohen earlier this fall, Snell library staff will be creating additional study and other space in the library by moving lesser-used parts of the print collection to an offsite Library Annex. Read the whole announcement here.

In addition to expanded study space, plans for future library spaces include a new graduate study/collaboration area, researcher support services, new location for University Archives, and much more.  We’re not sure yet about the timing of all this, but stay tuned for announcements about how and when we will solicit input from the University community! 


Amira Aaron, Associate Dean for Scholarly Resources: a.aaron [at] 

Evan Simpson, Associate Dean for Research and Learning Services: e.simpson [at] 

Finding, requesting and picking up materials:

Finding and requesting items from the Library Annex: Materials in the Library Annex will be displayed in Scholar OneSearch with the location of Snell Library Annex. Once you sign in with your Northeastern username and password, you will see a Request button for the item. You can use this to request that an item be retrieved from the Library Annex for your use. The library has full instructions available if you need assistance.

Please consult with library staff at the Help and Information Desk for any questions or special needs. Faculty will also be able to request rush service at the desk.

Picking up your items: Requested items will be delivered to Snell Library by van on Tuesdays and Thursdays. They must be requested by noon on the day before the delivery. You will be notified when the requested item(s) are available for pick-up at the Help and Information Desk.