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Updated January 20, 2021 –

Welcome to the spring semester!

The library is responsive to the information needs of its users, while balancing its obligation to safety and security of the college community.  Due to the increased spread of Covid-19, all services which can be delivered remotely, will be, until further notice.  During the spring semester, access to the Lawrence or Haverhill library is by appointment only (including computer access), and all reservations need to be made at least 24 hours in advance. This allows us to better manage the number and frequency of persons coming onto campus, while assuring your information needs continue to be met.

Please make a reservation for either Haverhill or Lawrence

As always, 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?

Appointments may be made within the schedule below, with 24-hour advance notice. 

  • Haverhill
    • Monday 8am-12pm & 5pm-8pm
    • Tuesday 12pm-4pm
  • Lawrence:
    • Wednesday 8am-12pm & 5pm-8pm
    • Thursday 12pm-4pm
    • Saturday 9am-12pm

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 the assistance of one of our librarians or technology assistants?

Since we are not offering in-person research assistance this spring, 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 spring from 8am-11 pm Monday – Wednesday, 8am-8pm on Thursdays, 8am-4pm on Fridays, and 9am – 5pm Saturdays, and 7pm-11pm Sundays (holidays excluded).

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

Research Assistance and library instruction will take place virtually this spring, 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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