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Park Place East, Winsted, CT  06098

phone: 860-738-6480,  fax: 860-379-4995









The Library is located in the Learning Resource Center, the yellow brick building adjacent to Founders Hall. 

The Library has:

The library is a member of LIBRIS, the Library Resources Information System for Connecticut Community Colleges.  The online system gives access to not only the holdings of the NCCC Library, but also the holdings of the Connecticut Community Colleges and other libraries in Connecticut.

Fall and Spring Semester Hours

Monday - Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Friday - 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Saturday - 9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (Resumes on Saturday, January 25th)

 Hours during Intersession and Days without Classes

Monday - Friday  8:30 a.m. -  4:30 p.m.

Lending Policies

Students, faculty, and staff, as well as residents of Connecticut who are in the 7th grade or older, may borrow materials from the library.  Borrowers not associated with Northwestern are considered guest patrons.

Books, audiovisual materials, and government documents circulate to all borrowers; periodicals circulate to faculty and staff only; and reference materials circulate to faculty and staff at the discretion of the Director of Library Services or the Public Services Librarian.  

Students, faculty, and staff may have 20 items checked out at any given time, whereas guest borrowers are limited to 10 items.  No more than 5 CDs or cassettes may be charged out to any patron, and no more than 2 videos may be charged out.  

Materials (other than videos) charged out to students and guest patrons circulate for three weeks and may be renewed twice; videos circulate for one week and may not be renewed.  Materials circulate to faculty and staff for an entire semester, but may be recalled for use by other patrons.

The Library does not charge overdue fines, but does suspend a borrower’s privileges when an item becomes four-weeks overdue.  Delinquent students will be referred to the Dean of Academic and Student Affairs office and holds will be placed on their student records, affecting their ability to register and obtain transcripts.  Delinquent Guest patrons with lost items will be referred to the Dean of Administration’s office.

A $10.00 processing fee is charged for each item that is lost and paid. 


Library or faculty-owned materials may be placed in the Reserve Collection at the request of faculty members and are to be used only by students.  These materials circulate for one of four loan periods:  in-library use, overnight loan, 2-day, and 7-day.  With regard to photocopied materials on reserve, the Library makes every effort to comply with the “fair use” provisions of the Copyright Law of the United States.

Computer Use

The Library’s computers are available to all patrons; currently enrolled Northwestern students, however, are given priority .   There is a one-hour time limit for use of the computers.  While not strictly enforced, during periods of heavy demand, patrons may be asked to limit their use.   The computers shall be used on a first-come, first-served basis, rather than by reservation.  The computers are meant to be used for academic and informational purposes.  Watching movies, streaming television, or listening to music for recreational purposes is forbidden.  Games may not be used on any computer.  

Users will comply with the Library Internet Policy and Rules of Conduct and with NCCC’s Acceptable Use Policy for Computer FacilitiesThe Library makes every effort to comply with United States Copyright Law pertaining to computer software use.


James Patterson

Director of Library Services

Seth Kershner

Public Services Librarian

Andrea Dombrowski

Library Associate/Public Services and Interlibrary Loan

Ann Marie Hyres

Library Associate/Technical Services

Mami Kajiyama-Bequillard

Library Assistant

Mission and Philosophy Statement

The mission of the Northwestern Library is to fulfill the information needs of the College’s students and staff, to assist in developing the research skills of its students, and to serve as a library resource for the residents of northwestern Connecticut .  The mission is fulfilled by the following:  

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