Aug 13 2022 15:42:01

Library Services for Online Learning

Services for Online Learning

All online students are welcome to use the library in-person, remote only, or a combination of both. While we do have some resources that can only be accessed in person, we have tens of thousands of ebooks, audiobooks, streaming videos, and articles that can all be accessed anywhere you have an internet connection. 

We have gathered together some of our electronic resources for online learning. See the library homepage for a complete list of services should you want to use the library if you are on campus.

Library Barcode

Almost all of our electronic resources require you to log in using your library barcode and password. Everyone is automatically assigned a barcode and password upon registration and it automatically renews as long as you are enrolled in classes.


You can find many ebooks by searching in the Library Catalog and limiting your search location to Northern Essex-CC Online but not all ebooks can be found there.  Check out these specific databases for access to all of our ebooks and audiobooks:


The library has both DVD and streaming video. You can search for DVDs and streaming video in the Library Catalog or find and watch streaming video here:


Articles in magazines, journals, newspapers, and trade publications are available in many of our databases. If you are looking to research a topic, a good place to start is Academic Search Premier. Check out our other article databases here:

Use our Full-Text Finder tool to check to see whether or not we have access to a specific journal or magazine title.

Research Guides

The librarians create and update research guides on a wide variety of subjects. These are all openly available with no login needed. Here are a few that are directly applicable to online learning.

We encourage you to check out other research guides for specific courses or for help in any step of the research process from selecting a topic to creating citations. 

Academic Technology

Academic Technology assistants are here to help you navigate college technology, such as Blackboard, email, printing, and more. The guide below will help you with Blackboard and Office 365 email questions

Virtual Assistance

The library and computer labs both offer research and technology help through chat, text (978-709-1955), and virtual appointments during our regular library hours.

Chat and text are monitored during all open hours and librarians or academic technology assistants usually answer within minutes. If we are closed, we will get back to you when we during our next open hours. Virtual appointments can be booked in advance according to your schedule and allow you to get more in-depth assistance through Zoom.

Search our FAQs for answers to our most commonly asked questions.

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