Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is located in the heart of Boston, MA. Northeastern University Libraries consist of Snell Library, John D. O'Bryant African-American Institute Library, and Marine Science Center Library. The libraries welcome over two million online and walk-in visitors a year. Collections include 967,000 volumes, 126,000 e-books, and 35,000 electronic journals. The libraries provide award-winning research and instructional services, a pioneering multi-media content creation space, a very popular Meet the Author series, and house internationally-recognized special collections that document social justice efforts in the Greater Boston area. Northeastern has an ambitious vision to expand its digital initiatives, building on its institutional repository and digitization of special collections. The libraries continue to break new ground in scholarly communications, interdisciplinary research, and the emerging field of transliteracy the ability to read, write and interact across multiple media formats. Northeastern University Libraries lead the way in redefining library service in the 21st century.