Borrowing from Northeastern Library

Where Can I Get Items?

Northeastern University Library has an extensive electronic collection available throughout the global campus network. Library materials can also be checked out at the Circulation Desk in Oakland; the Help & Information Desk in Boston or requested from other partner libraries through Interlibrary Loan.

For detailed information about borrowing rules at either library location select the campus below.

How Long Can I Have Library Items?

Note that availability and loan periods of library material may vary by location. View the detailed information on library locations for specifics.

  • Books:
    • Faculty: 90 days
    • Staff & students: 28 days
    • All users are able to renew items up to 3 times, unless the title has been requested by another user.
  • Course reserve items: 2, 3, or 24 hours. Specific loan periods can be found on the front cover of the item. Reserve items cannot be renewed.
  • Interlibrary Loans: Loan periods vary depending on the policies of the lending library. Please log in to your library account or check the paper banding around the item for the due date and renewal options.

Can I Have the Library Item for Longer?

Information about item renewal is available on the library’s FAQ.

To request a renewal or check the status of your loans (including the due date), please log in to your library account.

Searching Other Libraries Online

To see which other libraries have what you need, search WorldCat Local, which shows the North American (and some international) libraries that have the books, journals, media, and all types of materials you need. You may request delivery of many of these items from directly within the system.

Suggesting or Recommending a Purchase

If you don’t see a title that you believe the Northeastern University Library should own, please fill out the Recommend a Purchase form.