Library Policies

Library Cards

Everyone at our libraries needs an NCC Library card. Here's how to get your card:

  • Register for a library account at the library's circulation desk.
  • You will need to supply a valid photo ID (driver's license, passport, NCC photo ID, etc).
  • Students may need to provide verification of current enrollment.
  • There is a $10 fee for library cards for community members.

Students, faculty and staff can have their NCC photo ID activated for use as a library card. Community members will receive a standard library card.

Loan Periods for Materials

Books: 3 weeks
Periodicals: 1 week
Videos, tapes, DVDs: 1 week
Reserves: 2 hours to 1 week

Reserve Materials

Reserve materials are library resources that professors set aside so that students in a particular class can share them. The length of time students may use each item is determined by the professor placing the reserve.

Two-hour and four-hour reserves are located at the circulation desk and are shelved in alphabetical order by title. These materials must be used in the library.Two-day and one-week reserves are shelved in the stacks by their call number. These materials may be checked out for use outside the library.

Fines for Overdue, Lost or Damaged Materials

Library materials are meant for everyone. Borrowing them is a privilege granted with the expectation they will be returned on time for other patrons to use. If items are returned late, the following fines will be applied:

Overdue Items
Books                           $0.25/day
Videos                          $1.00/day
Magazines                   $1.00/day

Overdue Reserve Materials
1 week or 2 day          $1/day
Hourly                          $1/hour

Lost or Damaged Materials
Item replacement cost plus a $5.00 processing fee/item.

Please note: Failure to return library materials and pay incurred fines and fees may result in a hold being placed on an individual's NCC student account. Library account holds are obligations to NCC, and may prohibit receipt of grades, course registration, transcript requests, graduation, and further borrowing of library materials.