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Floor Maps and Finding Library Materials

Use ScholarOneSearch offsite link  to search for materials such as books, periodicals, DVD and sound recordings, and other documents in Snell Library and the NU School of Law Library.


Note the location and letter-number classification, or call number (circled above).


Snell Library Stacks and Periodical Stacks

Call Number Location
A-P (Social Sciences and Humanities, including Literature and Business) Level 3 (PDF map)
Q-Z (Math, Engineering, Health and Science) Level 4 (PDF map)

*Audio and video materials are shelved alongside the books in Snell Library Stacks. 


Current Issues of Periodicals and Newspapers

General audience periodicals and newspapers are located in the Hub on level 1. View a list.
Specialist and research periodical current issues are filed on levels 3 and 4 (see table above) in the overflow areas near the rear elevator.  Bound issues are interfiled with the books in call number order.


Additional Locations

Snell Library Archives, NU Collection or MSS Collection View more information
John D. O'Bryant African American Institute Archives View more information
Favat Children's Collection Level 4 (PDF map)
The Hub (popular and new books and DVDs) Level 1 (PDF map)
Browsing Collection (current journals and newspapers) Level 1 (PDF map)
Oversize Level 4 (PDF map)
Reference Stacks Level 4 (PDF map)
Reserve Stacks (Course readings and textbooks) Ask at the Help Desk on Level 1
Storage (Periodicals, Favat, Government Documents) View more information
Microforms Level 4 (PDF map)


Snell Library Floor Maps

[Lower Level] [Level 1] [Level 2] [Level 3] [Level 4]

School of Law Library

Note: Items labelled School of Law Library are located at the NU School of Law Library, which is in the Knowles building on the corner of Huntington Avenue and Forsyth Street.
See a floor map of the NU School of Law Library.


Help and Information Desk
Level 1, Snell Library
(617) 373-8778