Access & Dog Policies

Policy on Access to the F. W. Olin Library at Northeastern University Oakland

The mission of the F. W. Olin Library is to support the educational, teaching, research, and administrative needs of Northeastern University Oakland. All current Northeastern community members (faculty, currently enrolled students, and staff) have the privilege of using the library for study, borrowing materials, databases and other electronic resources, and other services. Mills College alumnae, Northeastern University alumni, and participants in select affiliated programs may use the library for study and borrowing materials. A Husky Card, Mills student ID, Alumnae Association of Mills College (AAMC) membership card, or Northeastern University Alumni Association membership card is required for the purpose of checking out materials.

Our highest priority is serving our current student, staff, and faculty populations. All library users without a current Northeastern University ID will have to show a Government Issued ID to gain access to campus, regardless of time of day. Access to members of the public, including students at other institutions, is limited to use of the building for quiet study and use of on-site materials before 6:00 pm. Computer use and printing are not available to members of the public. Because of limited resources and space, unaffiliated users without a specific library purpose may be asked to leave. For more information about campus access for the public, see the Northeastern University Oakland Campus Access Policy.

Any user who is disruptive will be asked to leave and may lose the right to future library access. All children 13 years old and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Special Collections access policies are available here: Accessing the Special Collections

The library catalog is available for consultation at any time. For members of the public without borrowing privileges, many circulating materials from F. W. Olin Library’s collections may be available through interlibrary loan. Please contact your local public or academic library to request this service.

For other inquiries about materials or questions about access, please call the Reference Desk (510.430.2385) or the Special Collections Librarian (510.430.2047) during regular business hours.

Dog Policy

Service animals are permitted to accompany their owners in the library. All other animals, including assistance or emotional support animals, are not allowed in the library. For more information about animals on campus, see the Northeastern University Policy on Animals on Campus.

These policies are periodically reviewed and are subject to change without prior notice.