Event Directions

By Public Transportation

Orange Line and Providence/Stoughton commuter rail riders go to the Ruggles station. Use exit door marked Northeastern. Turn right on the walkway that runs between the NU Veterans Memorial and the Egan Research Center. Keep straight on this walkway; Snell Library is the building straight ahead.

Green Line riders take the “E” or “Arborway” trolley to the Northeastern University stop. Cross to the south side of Huntington Avenue (the opposite side from Au Bon Pain and the Marino Center), turn left, and walk along Huntington Avenue past the Cabot Physical Education Center, then turn right to enter the Northeastern campus.  Walk 50 yards or so until you reach an open plaza. The Snell Library building is in front of you across the plaza.

Bus riders take the #39 bus to the stop at Huntington and Forsyth Way, in front of Au Bon Pain and the Marino Center. Follow the same walking directions as for Green Line riders.

By Car

Directions to Visitor Pay Parking at the Renaissance Park Garage, 835 Columbus Ave:

Give yourself about 10 minutes to walk from the Renaissance Park Garage to Snell Library. Link to walking instructions.

From the West – Take Mass. Pike (I-90) east into the Boston area. Take Exit 22 (Copley Square), and bear right toward Copley. Proceed to the first traffic light, and turn right onto Dartmouth Street. Take the next right onto Columbus Avenue. Enter the Renaissance Parking Garage, about 3/4 mile on your right.

From the North or South – Take Rte. 93 (Southeast Expressway), to exit 18 (Massachusetts Avenue). Continue onto Melnea Cass Boulevard for two miles until the end. Turn left at the light. Enter the Renaissance Park Garage on your right.

From the North, alternate route – Take Rte. 93 south, and exit at the Leverett Connector, following signs to Storrow Drive. Proceed west to the Fenway exit. Follow signs for Boylston Street inbound, then bear right immediately onto Westland Avenue. Continue straight between the marble pillars. At the third set of lights where Westland Avenue ends, turn right onto Massachusetts Avenue. Proceed to the third traffic light, and turn right onto Columbus Avenue. Enter the Renaissance Park Garage, about 3/4 of a mile down on the right.

Visitor Parking

Parking is available for a fee at the Renaissance Park Garage, located on the corner of Columbus Avenue and Melnea Cass Boulevard, and the Gainsborough Garage, at 10 Gainsborough Street. Both garages have handicapped parking spaces for state-issued placard holders.

Limited public street parking, including handicapped parking for state-issued placard holders, is available on Columbus Avenue and Forsyth Street.  Please read and follow all parking signs.

To walk to the Snell Library from the Renaissance Park garage, take the garage exit marked “east” and follow the painted green pathway to the footbridge over the rail lines. After crossing the footbridge, bear right and you will see Snell Library straight ahead.  View a map. 

Leave yourself 10 minutes to walk from the Renaissance Park Garage or Gainsborough Garage to the library!


Bike racks are available at the entrance to Snell Library.  There is also a bike cage at the Renaissance Park Garage.

There is a Hubway bike station at the entrance to Renaissance Park garage.

View more information about guest and visitor parking at Northeastern.

Using Guest WiFi

If you would like to use Northeastern’s guest network you can register for access by following the instructions in the link below.