Question: Can I use my Husky Card to borrow from other libraries? Last Updated: Jan 08, 2023 Views: 1115
In order to check out books from most of these institutions, you will also need to provide a Boston Library Consortium (BLC) card which students, faculty and staff of Northeastern University can request by filling out the Library Privileges Request Form.
The following institutions do not require a BLC card to borrow, though you still need to present a valid faculty, staff, or student Husky Card:
Visiting and Borrowing from Other Libraries
For shared borrowing and lending, the Northeastern University Libraries are a member of the Boston Library Consortium, a group of research libraries in the Greater Boston area.
We are also members of:
- Center for Research Libraries
- Internet Archive/Open Content Alliance
- PORTICO - a digital preservation and archiving service
- NERL NorthEast Research Libraries consortium (affiliate member)
- NISO National Information Standards Organization
- Open Textbook Network
- SHARES - OCLC resource sharing and library partnership group
Accessing Other Libraries in the Boston Library Consortium
View a list of BLC member libraries and any information available about access policies or restrictions.
To request a BLC card, fill out the Library Privileges Request Form.
Accessing Other Libraries Through OCLC® SHARES
Snell Library is a partner in OCLC® SHARES - a group of libraries and institutions from around the world.
Check the list of partner libraries [PDF] and please contact libraries individually to ask about access rules or scanning services before your visit.
Searching Other Libraries Online
To see which other libraries have what you need, search WorldCat Local, which shows the North American (and some international) libraries that have the books, journals, media, and all types of materials you need. You may request delivery of many of these items from directly within the system.