Welcome, Northeastern Alumni!

Online Access

Alumni can access selected library resources with a Northeastern alumni account.

Connect to online resources available to NU alumni. Please note that this list is determined by our vendor licenses and is subject to change.

Citation Management

Alumni have access to Mendeley, RefWorks and Zotero.

More Alumni Resources

Contact the Office of Alumni Relations at [email protected] for more information.

In-Person Library Access


Due to ongoing construction, alumni access to Snell Library is temporarily suspended. Thank you for your patience, and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Learn more about renovations at Snell Library Renovation.

Alumni ID cards are available free of charge from the Registrar’s Office at 4 Speare Hall Commons. Check hours and locations for Husky Card Services before planning your visit. NU Alumni Husky ID cards allow you to enter Snell Library.


Mills College and Northeastern University alums are welcome to use the F. W. Olin Library. You must present your Mills student ID, Alumnae Association of Mills College (AAMC) membership card, or Northeastern University Alumni Association membership card in order to check out materials. All alums who have not used the F. W. Olin Library since June 2022 will need to provide a photo ID with their association membership card to register or re-register with library staff in order to set up their library account before borrowing materials.

Alums and guests may also access the internet and the library catalog via the NUWave-Guest network. Library databases and ebooks are not yet available to Mills College alumnae. Computing and printing are limited to current students, staff, and faculty only.

Material Type Loan Period Amount Renewals
Books 28 Days Limit 10 3 Renewals
*Fines: No daily fines; fees at 28 days overdue
DVDs/Videos/CDs/LPs 7 Days Limit 5 No Renewals
*Fines: No daily fines; fees at 7 days overdue
Current Magazines/Journals 7 Days Limit 5 No Renewals
*Fines: No daily fines; fees at 7 days overdue
Equipment 3 Hours Limit 2 No Renewals
*Fines: $1 fine per hour or fraction thereof for first 23 hours; fees at 24th hour

Lost, damaged, or extremely overdue items charged $80 replacement fee that is refunded when the item is returned. Checkouts blocked when fines reach $50.

Questions? [email protected]