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Library Services for Students: Overview

The library strives to assist all the college’s students in their educational endeavors by providing information resources, guiding academic research, and teaching information literacy. We offer:

24/7 Digital Access

  • e-Books, streaming videos, and over 75 research databases

  • EBSCO Discovery Service, our all-inclusive library search tool

  • SpartaCat, online catalog listing library-owned resources that support NCC courses and programs

  • Self-paced learning materials including research guides, tutorials, and library Q&As developed by our librarians

Resources in the Libraries

  • Over 50,000 circulating books

  • Course reserves

  • Print magazine and journals

  • Reference books

  • DVDs and other media

  • Dornish Room special collection of children’s books

  • Public wifi 

  • Computers and laptops with Microsoft Office suite and other applications

  • Self-service printers, photocopiers, and scanners

  • Wireless printing

  • Calculators

Study Rooms
  • For small groups and individuals

  • Equipped with whiteboards

  • Some also include computers and TV monitors for practicing presentations

Library to Go

Items from our physical collections are available by request for quick library pickup or free UPS delivery. Scanning and digital reserves access available when possible, subject to 20-page limit and other copyright considerations.

Learn more about your library account and borrowing and renewing library items. 

Research Help & Support

Provided by our librarians in-person at our Research Help desks, through chat, email at, phone at (610) 861-5359, or by Book a Librarian appointment. View our research help hours

Interlibrary loan lets you borrow materials we don’t have in our collections from other libraries in our network free of charge. 


Learn More About Library Resources & Services Available to Students

Questions? Need Help?
Contact the librarians by emailing, calling (610) 861-5359 or visiting one of our Research Help desks. You can also chat with us. We look forward to the opportunity to work with you!