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Regular Library Hours
(During Fall & Spring Semesters)
Sun: 10:00am - Midnight
Mon-Thurs: 7:30am - Midnight
Fri: 7:30am - 8:00pm
Sat: 10:00am - 5:00pm
During semester breaks check the library webpage (www.nec.edu/library) for revised hours.
On holidays, and during weather emergencies it is best to call ahead (603-428-2344) to make sure the library is open.
Danforth Library is a teaching library. The Library is staffed by librarians dedicated to providing students, faculty and staff the attention and professional expertise needed to successfully fulfill any and all information needs. The librarians seek to create a learning environment conducive to the academic endeavors that students will encounter at New England College while also helping students acquire the skills for a lifetime of learning.
Reference Librarian Hours
You may visit the reference desk to get help or call 428-2344
Reference help is also available at LibraryHelp@nec.edu
Library hours may change on holidays, semester breaks, during the summer, or bad weather days.
Faculty may request library instruction for their classes. Classes will be geared towards providing library overviews or instruction on the materials and skills necessary for conducting research in specific disciplines.
The library has a 30 seat computer lab (pcs) with Windows Office installed.
NEC is a member of two library consortiums, GMILCS and NHCUC, which allow students to borrow materials from other colleges and libraries from around NH. The Danforth Library catalog will search all of the GMILCS catalogs at one time for materials. With a consortium library account (set this up from the library catalog page) you can borrow materials directly from the catalog without filling out interlibrary loan forms. Links to NHCUC member library websites can be found at http://www.nhcuc.org. To borrow materials from NHCUC libraries fill out an interlibrary loan form available on the library webpage.
NEC also belongs to the OCLC worldwide network of libraries, which provides interlibrary loan access to many other library collections.
Library materials are primarily chosen to support the college curriculum, and are organized by the Library of Congress classification system. There are over 100,000 volumes, including the reference and research collections.
The library subscribes to a wide range of newspapers and scholarly journals, which can be found in the Considine Periodicals Reading Room.
The library has subscriptions to over thirty important research databases, which supply students and faculty with quick and easy access to a variety of journals, newspapers, and literature from around the world. These resources can be accessed through the library's workstations, or at home using your NEC username and ID.
Videotapes, CDs and DVDs include music, plays, radio shows, and films, and are available to borrow from the Circlation Desk.