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 network. Bring 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:
- Boston College, Boston University, and Brandeis University: bring your current Husky ID to borrow from these institutions
- All other BLC libraries: apply online for a BLC Card (turnaround is 24 hours) and bring the BLC Card and your Husky ID with you in order to borrow.
- You may borrow in person from Hebrew College and New England Conservatory (NU Music Department faculty and students majoring in music only), see additional information.
The Boston Public Library, including the flagship library in Copley Square, and e-books and databases, is open to residents of Massachusetts including resident students. See additional information.
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.
List of Partner Libraries
Authorized members of the institutions below may use and borrow materials (subject to restrictions) from one another.
|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|
|Williams College||Williamstown, MA||BLC|