Frequently Asked Questions about the Libraries at NECC
Present identification at the library circulation desk. The librarian will issue you a library card (for borrowing and accessing databases) and a PIN (for setting up a circulation account to request and renew). You can use both card and PIN immediately.
On the Library’s home page there is a link for NECC students to request a library card number. The number will allow students off-campus access to our electronic resources. To receive a physical library card and PIN number, you need to come to the Haverhill or Lawrence library.
The checkout period for NECC is three weeks, and you can renew a book twice, for a total of nine weeks, unless another student has requested the book. NECC DVD’s circulate for one week, with no renewals. Books, DVD’s and CD’s that are sent from other NOBLE libraries may have different loan periods.
Yes. As a NECC student, you may borrow at any Massachusetts public college and at any NOBLE library. Your NECC card is valid at any Massachusetts public college and at NOBLE academic libraries.You may borrow at NOBLE public libraries by showing your NECC library card; these public libraries will issue you a separate card. NOBLE libraries are listed at http://www.noblenet.org/libraries/
Please see our Library Services for Distance Education page
Yes. Copies cost fifteen cents a page.
Yes. Print outs cost ten cents per page and may be picked up at the circulation desk.
Ask at the circulation desk. You will need to know your teacher’s name. You can also search on the library’s Course Reserve page (http://www.necc.mass.edu/library/reserves/) to see what is currently on reserve.
Yes. Your library card number and your PIN allow you to request books and other items online. You may choose either Haverhill or Lawrence as your pickup location.
It normally takes from three to five business days for available books to arrive from other NOBLE libraries, but it can take longer. Books requested from either NECC campus should arrive the next business day.
Go to the NECC Libraries home page. Type your search in the “Find Articles” box, or select a specific database. Enter your library card number when asked.
Please look at our Help for Accessing Our Resources page. It will help resolve most problems.
Yes. In order to provide an environment that is conducive to study and research, we discourage cell phone use in the NECC Libraries. Upon entering the Libraries, please turn off your cell phone ring tone. All calls should be taken outside the library.
For additional information or questions, please contact the library at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also call (978)-556-3400 or (978)-738-7400 for further assistance.