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Using the Library

A guide to NECC Library's catalog with information about library cards, loan periods, fines, and requests.


piggy bank with money

The NECC libraries only charge late fees for laptops ($1.00/hour). These fees can be paid to the computer lab in Haverhill, or the library in Lawrence.

Fees for any lost or damaged materials can be made directly to Enrollment Services (978-556-3700) at either campus.

Patron Account Holds

Patrons with items charged to their accounts that are more than 2 weeks overdue will be billed from the library for the replacement cost of the item and may be subject to suspension of library privileges.

When an item checked out to a student becomes more than 6 weeks overdue, the replacement cost for the item will be assessed to the NECC student’s college Banner account. Students with library debts exceeding $500.00 will be unable to register for classes.

How do I Log in to My Account?

Access your library account by clicking the log in to your account button link in the top right corner of the catalog, or using the log in box from the catalog home page. You will need to enter your 14-digit library barcode number and your password (your 8-digit birthday MMDDYYYY) to view your library account.

Library catalog home page

Once you are logged into your library account you will be able to see any items that you have checked out, any holds that you have placed, and any fines that you may have accrued.

If you are in the "checked out" section of your account there is an option at the bottom to "Download as iCal/.ics file" so that you can even place a reminder directly into your Outlook calendar.

Additionally, you are able to renew most items from this screen. If you are not able to renew an item, please contact the library before the item is due.


library patron summary page detailing items out, items on hold, and fines accrued


Your Library Card and Off-Campus Access

Your library card number is 203850 + your 8-digit student ID Number.

(For instance, if your Student ID number is 00223344, your library card number is: 20385000223344)

Your password is your 8-digit birthday.

(For instance, if your birthday is April 15, 1996, your password is: 04151996)

Your library card allows you to access your NECC Library Account to request and renew books and other items. You will also be prompted to enter your library card number and password when accessing the library's electronic resources (like databases) from off-campus.

To cite this LibGuide use the following templates:

APA: Northern Essex Community College Library. (Date updated). Title of page. Title of LibGuide. URL

MLA: Northern Essex Community College Library. "Title of Page." Title of LibGuide, Date updated, URL.