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Library Services for Online Learning

How do I get a library card?

Students taking online courses at NECC can register for a library card and PIN by going to the Library link on their BlackBoard course page. You can also select “Request a Library Card” on the library’s home page.

How do I find out if NECC owns a book?

Go to the Library website and you will see a searchbox under “Find Books.” Enter your search terms and you are on your way!

How do I request a book?

After you have found the book in the catalog, click the request button near the top of the screen. You will be asked for your library card number, your PIN, and a pickup location.

How long is the checkout period?

The checkout period for NECC is three weeks, and you can renew a book twice, for a total of nine weeks, unless another patron has requested the book.

Can I use my library card or request books at other libraries?

Yes. Your NECC card is valid at any NOBLE library and any library in the Massachusetts state college system.

What if I’ve lost my library card or PIN?

If you have lost your NECC library card or PIN, contact the library at access@necc.mass.edu. You may also call (978)-556-3400 or (978)-738-7400 for further assistance.

If I request books, where do I pick them up?

Choose the NOBLE library most convenient for you.

How can I find articles for my research paper?

Go to the NECC Libraries home page. Enter terms in the Find Articles box, or search a database under the Research area of the page.  Enter your library card number and last name when asked.

How do I get to my Online Learning course?

Go to the NECC Online Learning page.

What should I do if I’m really stuck?

Contact the library at reference@necc.mass.edu. You may also call (978)-556-3400 or (978)-738-7400 for further assistance.