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24/7 Access

  • Snell Library is open for study 24 hours a day, seven days a week to current Northeastern students, faculty and staff;
  • A current, valid faculty, staff or student Husky ID is required for entry, and to remain in the building, after regular service hours.

Snell Library Regular Service Hours

"Regular Service Hours" are hours when the library is staffed by library and ITS staff at the Help and Information Desk.


10am-12 midnight


7:45am-12 midnight





December 18 - 23 & January 3-7 | Winter Intersession

Sunday: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Monday-Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

December 24 – January 2 | Winter Break | Closed

View/print complete hours for the 2016-17 academic year(PDF)


Other Libraries and Departments

Recording Studio hours

Research Help (Reference)hours

School of Law Library at Northeastern

University Archives and Special Collections hours

Shuttle Information

Northeastern’s Public Safety Division provides an on-campus personal safety escort service twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. Call the Northeastern University Police at (617) 373-2121. Tell them your name, Northeastern ID number, exact location, and destination.

Public Safety also provides an off-campus shuttle escort when you leave campus to return to your off-campus apartment during the hours of darkness. This university-operated shuttle is free and provides drop off service to locations within a one mile radius of campus. The nightly shuttle departs from Snell Library every 30 minutes from 7:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. Off-campus escorts are solely to your residence. Exceptions will be made under emergency situations only.

See details at Northeastern's Public Safety web site.


Updates and weather emergencies: (617) 373-4976