Northeastern Libraries' Materials
Northeastern University's library catalog, known as Scholar OneSearch, is available here. Search for books and articles in print and online. Filter your results to search only within the law library's collections.
Law Faculty Borrowing Privileges
School of Law faculty members may borrow law library materials for a period of 90 days. Faculty members may renew materials unless another person has requested them. Non-circulating materials may be checked out by special arrangement.
Fines and holds: While no overdue fines or lost book charges are imposed upon faculty members by the law library at this time, all items circulated to faculty are subject to recall by other patrons. Please note that Snell Library does charge fines for overdue books. Each faculty member is responsible for these fines. If you need an item which is currently charged out to another borrower, you may request that the library put a hold or a recall on the item. When it is returned, you will be notified and the item will be sent to you.
Book returns: Books from any university library may be returned to the law library information desk. You may also leave books to be returned to the library in the Faculty Lounge on the library bookshelf. A library staff member retrieves material from this location daily.
Recalled items: Library staff may recall books from faculty when other library patrons need to use them. Because library information records are confidential, we cannot reveal the name of the person requesting the item or the name of the person from whom the item is being recalled, even if it is another faculty member.
Routing: The library routes periodicals and current development sections of loose-leaf services upon request. Please contact Rachel Bates (x3553 or email@example.com) with your routing requests. Please be considerate of your colleagues and students and return routed material within 7 days. Also, let us know if you will be away from the law school for an extended period so that we can suspend your routings.
Proxy borrowers: You may authorize another person (e.g., a secretary or research assistant) to borrow materials on your behalf. To designate such a person, complete Snell's Proxy Borrower Authorization Form (opens as PDF). Submit it to the information desk at Snell Library. As the sponsoring faculty member, you will be held accountable for all materials charged for you by a proxy borrower.
Access to Other Libraries' Materials
Consult a research librarian for information about access to other area libraries. The library is a member of the New England Law Libraries Consortium (NELLCO) and the university is a member of the Boston Library Consortium (BLC). As a member of the Northeastern community, you have library privileges to use the collections at other consortia member libraries. Interlibrary Loan (ILL) items not owned by the Northeastern Libraries may be borrowed through ILL. We have several self-service systems in place for ILL:
WorldCat is a comprehensive web-based library catalog. With WorldCat, you can find out what other libraries have the works you want in their collection. You can then order those works through ILL.
ILLiad is a system for requesting an item via ILL (You will need to register the first time you use this system.)
Your faculty liaison can process ILL requests for you if you e-mail him or her (please give complete information on author, title, edition and year of the work). He or she can also help you register for ILLiad if you would like to submit the request yourself. You can also submit your ILL requests to us at the InfoDesk by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.