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EARL: Early Childhood Education

This guide is intended for students in the Early Childhood Education program. It will help you locate children's picture books in the Library collection, and conduct research using our online databases.

Introducing SpartaCat

What is SpartaCat?

SpartaCat is the catalog for both NCC libraries, Mack Library (Bethlehem) and ESSA Library (Monroe).

Which library has the book I want?

Look carefully at the Material Type column in the catalog example below.  "Children's Literature - Main" and "Children's Literature - Monroe" indicate that both Bethlehem and Monroe libraries have a copy of Goodnight Moon.  If you would like a book that is not available at your location, you can request it to be sent to the other campus FREE for next-day pickup.

Finding Children's Books by Author or Illustrator

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Finding Children's Picture Books by Topic

How Do I Check Out Books & Other Library Items?

To Check Out Library Items:

Present your NCC ID or any other photo ID along with the items you
are checking out to our staff at the Circulation or Information Desks. 

To get your NCC ID, complete this form and attach an appropriate photo.

It's easy to borrow books with LIBRARY to GO!

Good news!

Even though both NCC Libraries are open again, you can still borrow books and other materials remotely by using our Library to Go service. You can choose quick pickup on campus, or free delivery to your home.

Use Library to Go PLUS to request:

  • Access to materials that your instructor has put on electronic reserve in Blackboard;
  • Scanned pages from reference books like encyclopedias;
  • Scanned articles from print journals in the Library's Periodicals Tower.

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