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Partner Libraries

Greater Boston is rich in research libraries and archives.  Please ask us if you have questions about access to libraries and resources beyond those described below.

Using Northeastern's partner libraries

If you are a current Northeastern student, staff, or faculty member:

  • You may visit libraries in the BLC or SHARES networkBring your current, valid Husky ID for entry. Some libraries have restricted access during certain periods such as exams; always call or check before you go.
  • You may borrow in person from BLC Libraries:
    • With your current Husky ID: Boston College, Boston University, and Brandeis University
    • With your current Husky ID and a BLC Card (apply online here): All other BLC libraries
  • You may borrow in person from Hebrew College and New England Conservatory (NU Music Department faculty and students majoring in music only). [More info]
  • The Boston Public Library, including the flagship library in Copley Square, is open to residents of Massachusetts including resident students for visiting, borrowing, and access to e-books and databases. [More info]

If you are a member of a SHARES institution (view a list) you may enter Snell Library with a current valid ID from your home institution. Borrowing privileges are not included.

If you are a member of one of the BLC member libraries, Hebrew College, or the NEC and you wish to enter Snell Library, bring a current valid ID from your home institution.  For BLC members to borrow from our collections, you will also need a current, valid BLC card, available from your home institution library. 


Partner Libraries with reciprocal borrowing

Authorized members of the institutions below may use and borrow materials (subject to restrictions) from one another.

Library Location Type
Bentley University Waltham, MA BLC
Boston College Boston, MA BLC*
Boston University Boston, MA BLC*
Brandeis University Waltham, MA BLC*
Hebrew College Newton, MA Reciprocal
Marine Biological Laboratory & Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Woods Hole, MA BLC
New England Conservatory Boston, MA Reciprocal for NU music faculty and student majors
State Library of Massachusetts Boston, MA BLC
Tufts University Medford, MA BLC
University of Connecticut Storrs, CT BLC
University of Massachusetts Amherst Amherst, MA BLC
University of Massachusetts Boston Boston, MA BLC
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Dartmouth, MA BLC
University of Massachusetts Lowell Lowell, MA BLC
University of Massachusetts Medical Center Worcester, MA BLC
University of New Hampshire Durham, NH BLC
University of Rhode Island Kingston, RI BLC
Wellesley College Wellesley, MA BLC
Wesleyan University Middletown, CT BLC
Williams College Williamstown, MA BLC

*=You may use your current, valid, Northeastern Husky Card to borrow books from the indicated libraries.

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