Northeastern Library provides equal access and services to the Northeastern community.

Building Accessibility

Library locations in Boston (Snell Library) and Oakland (F. W. Olin Library)are wheelchair-accessible from the front entrance. Elevators, restrooms and water fountains are all accessible.

In-Person Borrowing Help

Proxy borrowing service allows you to choose another person as your “proxy” who can check out materials on your behalf. For this service, please complete the Proxy Borrowing Form.

For more information about Proxy borrowing and easy access to print materials, contact the library for more information:

Boston (Snell Library): 617-373-8778 or [email protected].

Oakland (F. W. Olin Library): (510) 430-2196 or [email protected]

Online Research Help

Users registered with Northeastern’s Disability Resource Center (DRC) can digitally access the full text of print holdings with HathiTrust, a digital library of books from research institutions.

Scholar OneSearch, the library’s search and discovery system, meets these standards:

  • WCAG 2.0 Guidelines Priority 2 (Level A and AA)
  • US Section 508
  • Europe EN 301 549

View the library’s research guide on accessibility.

University-Wide Accessibility Support

Faculty Resources for Accessible Teaching & Learning


Office of the Dean of the Library

320 Snell Library

Tel: (617) 373-5001