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Updated May 11, 2020 –

As the spring semester ends, and the summer sessions begin, the library is here to make sure your information needs are being met. Like the rest of the college, the library is still providing all of its services remotely to assure your safety, and that of our staff.Still have a book or something checked out?

Don’t worry about it! We will continue to move the due date (currently September 30) back for all borrowed items until such time as it is safe to return them in person. We just kindly ask that you continue to keep track of what you have, and make sure it is in good condition when you do bring it back to us. If you are on the Haverhill campus for any reason, there is a dropbox outside of the library’s main entrance to put your items in, but there is no need for you to do that at this time.

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

Since we are not offering in-person assistance at this time, requests for research or technology 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 use the “Ask Us” or “Text Us” feature on our website. These service points are being monitored by professional Research Librarians and Technology Assistants during the summer from 8am-7pm Monday – Thursday, and 8am-4pm on Fridays.

If you are a faculty member and want a librarian to work with your class virtually, we are equipped to meet your needs! 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. Please contact us and we will be glad to assist.

Are you looking for something to read?

We know that many of you rely on us for recreational reading, and the fact that you cannot access our physical collection directly is a bummer (it is for us too!). The good news is that we still provide access to tons of electronic reading material. Many popular e-books and audiobooks are available through our catalog.

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 “Ask Us” button on the library’s home page.

Is the Library still moving from NOBLE to HELM?

Yes, we are! You have probably heard or read during the past year that the library is changing sharing networks from NOBLE, to an all-academic collaborative called HELM. We are moving forward with that move, and it will become effective June 1st. Here is a link to more information about the change, and how it may affect faculty, staff, and students

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 “Ask Us” button on the library’s home page.

If you need to access a library resource in person – such as to pick up a book or copy a reserve item – please request an appointment using the schedule tool on our homepage. We are scheduling appointments on Wednesdays, during very limited times, and for restricted purposes. Please be as specific as possible in your request as it will be considered individually and assessed for urgency.

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

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