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Snell Library Implements New Access Policy

Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Tom Urell
t.urell [at]
(617) 373-2821
Information Delivery and Access Services (IDEAS)


January 3, 2012

Boston, MA -- Northeastern University Libraries announces the implementation of a new access policy for the Snell Library building, requiring a current Northeastern University Husky ID card or other approved pass at the point of entry. Following in a university-wide effort to ensure the safety and security of Northeastern community members, the Library joins other campus facilities in requiring Husky cards to use the building. Cardholders from Boston Library Consortium are able to enter using their home university ID card.

“By requiring Husky cards and passes, the Library is now better able to manage the space and use of the Library’s physical resources, improving security and meeting the immediate needs of Northeastern students, faculty and staff” according to Lesley Milner, the Library’s Associate Dean of User Services. Library users will now have more access to quiet- and group-study areas, the print collections, on-site computers and other facilities.

The Library will continue to welcome visitors and guest researchers with dedicated guest passes and researcher ID cards, which can be applied for on the Library’s website. These passes will allow access to Library programming and exhibits, and for researchers who need access to unique Northeastern University Libraries resources.

For more information, please see the Library’s “Visitors” web page.