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Updated September 8, 2020 –

In alignment with the college’s commitment to deliver the majority of its courses online this fall, the library has modified its service delivery to accommodate student information needs during the pandemic. We will be administering all of our research assistance virtually through the entire semester, while offering some opportunity to use the library and computers in person. Any time you come to the library, you must wear a face covering at all times, properly fitted over both your mouth and nose.

What are the library hours in fall 2020?

The library will open for in-person use during the following times. In addition to these hours, computers will be available by reservation some evenings and weekends (see next section).

  • Haverhill: Mondays, 8am-12pm & Tuesdays, 12pm-4pm
  • Lawrence: Wednesdays, 8am-12pm & Thursdays, 12pm-4pm

Of course, these hours are subject to change if circumstances warrant. Any changes will announced as far in advance as possible here, and elsewhere on our website. Any time you come to the library, you must wear a face covering at all times, properly fitted over both your mouth and nose.

Need to use a computer?

All computer use in the library or lab must be with an appointment due to capacity limits. Computers are available during the hours above, and also at times in the evening and on weekends. Students may reserve a computer for up to 2 hours per day. Please use these links for more information and to make an appointment. Haverhill ¦ Lawrence

Still have a book or something checked out?

Anything that you have checked out from last spring is due back by September 30. Please make arrangements to return your items to us so that we can make sure you account is made current.  You can bring items to us during our limited open hours (above), or there is a dropbox outside the entrance to each library to put your items in at any time.

Need the assistance of one of our librarians or technology assistants?

Since we are not offering in-person research assistance this fall, requests for help can be made by choosing one of the options available on the library’s homepage. If you have a question related to a research assignment, or a need assistance related to academic technology, please click below, or use the links on our homepage.

These service points will be monitored by professional Research Librarians and Technology Assistants this fall from 8am-8pm Monday – Thursday, 8am-4pm on Fridays, and 9am – 1pm each Saturday.

Are you a faculty member looking for information literacy services for your class?

Research Assistance and library instruction will take place virtually this fall, and the team of professional librarians will work with you to make the experience as engaging and successful as possible.  If you are a faculty member who wants to enhance your online teaching with library instruction or research consultations, you can contact us using the “Chat with Us” or “Text Us” feature on our homepage. We are able to provide library instruction using Zoom, and a library presence can easily be embedded in your Blackboard course to meet student needs.

What other assistance is available online from the library?

The library provides most of our resources online, and we have many guides to assist you with accessing them:

Many e-books are available through our catalog as well, and reference resources like encyclopedias through the “Facts” tab on our homepage search. If you need help linking any of these sources in your courses, let us know.

If there is something specific that you need that you cannot find using these resources, please reach out to us. Librarians are available during operating hours through email (reference@necc.mass.edu) and on chat via the “Chat with Us” button on the library’s home page.

Please contact Mike Hearn, Assistant Dean of Library Services (mhearn@necc.mass.edu) with questions or more information.

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