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Snell Library Service Hours

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

For the holiday break

  • The Snell Library building is open 24/7 all weekend with limited staffing for current Northeastern faculty, staff, and students only.  A current, valid, NU Husky card is required for entry.
  • The Snell Library building will close Friday, December 20, at 6 p.m. and reopen Thursday, January 2, at 8 a.m


7:45 am - midnight


7:45 am - 9:00 pm


9:00 am - 10:00 pm


10:00 am - midnight

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, reciprocal borrowers, and those without their Husky Card ends 30 minutes prior to the time services close.

View/print complete hours for the 2019-2020 academic year (PDF)

Individual departments

3D Printing Studio

Recording Studio

Research Help (Drop-in hours)

School of Law Library at Northeastern

University Archives and Special Collections

Nighttime Safety Escort 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 from Snell Library to return to your off-campus apartment between dusk and dawn. This university-operated shuttle is free and provides drop off service to locations within two miles of the center of the campus.   To use this escort service, students MUST book a ride in advance using the Transloc Rider App OR using the web portal if they have no access to a phone. 

Instructions and details at Northeastern's Public Safety web site.

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