The NECC Libraries maintain an open door policy and both campus libraries are accessible to the entire community. Students, faculty and staff engaged in research or other course-related activity will be given first priority for computer access. All patrons are expected to use the resources of the Libraries in a responsible manner.
- Phones: Phone calls or video chat in the libraries is not permitted. Cell phone ringers and notifications should be set to silent or vibrate upon entering the Libraries. When placing or receiving a call, please exit the library. There are no public phones in either library; students or community members who need to place a call will be directed to campus Public Safety.
- Music/Video: Headphones are required when listening to music or watching videos.
- Disruptive Behavior: Disruptive or inappropriate behavior of any kind, including, but not limited to: loud talking, swearing, or overt displays of affection, is not permitted.
- Animals: Animals are not allowed in the Libraries. Exceptions are only made in accordance with the college’s Service Animals Assisting Individuals With Disabilities policy.
- Personal Possessions: The Libraries are not responsible for any personal property. Please do not leave personal possessions such as laptops, phones, textbooks, etc. unattended. Any items left in the library will be turned over to Public Safety.
- Computer Labs: Computer labs in the Libraries are for the exclusive use of students, faculty, and staff of the college. Exceptions may be granted on a limited basis for library users to perform work that is NECC-related or authorized. There are a minimal number of computer stations at the Bentley Library in Haverhill for public use that does not violate NECC’s Computer and Network Usage Policy.
Library policies are in accordance with the NECC Computer and Network Usage Policy.
Students who do not comply with the Acceptable Use Policy or Student Code of Conduct may be referred to the college’s Code of Conduct Administrator, or campus Public Safety and/or local police for behavior constituting an acute threat. Non-NECC persons will be referred to campus Public Safety or local police.