Message from the Dean: Supporting Students in Snell and Beyond

Since our last newsletter, tremendous progress has been made on the renovation of Snell Library. We welcomed students back to a completely remade fourth floor, filled with comfortable, naturally lit spaces for quiet study and active collaboration. Our new lower level also reopened, providing additional seating, conference rooms, and a high-use book collection, and showcasing our incredible, unique archives and special collections. Next up: an exciting, glass-enclosed event space on the first floor, and entirely new second and third floors. We hope you’ll stop by to see the new Snell the next time you’re in Boston!

At the same time, our library services have continued to expand across Northeastern’s global campus network. In this newsletter, you will find updates about helpful student resources, support for advanced research, resources for alumni, and the depth and scope of our library in Oakland. The University Library System — our staff and collections — now reaches students and faculty in three countries and seven states.

We’re thrilled to be a key part of Northeastern’s expanding world of learning.

Dan Cohen
Dean of the Library

Please enjoy these photos of the popular new 4th floor of Snell Library:

Picture of students studying on the third floor of Snell Library.

Picture of students studying in S shaped cubbies.

Picture of students studying in blue and white cubicles.

Picture of two students studying back to back on yellow couches in the library.

Photos by Matthew Modoono and Alyssa Stone of Northeastern University