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NECO Library Services

Borrowing Materials Title

Available Materials

What can I borrow, and for how long?

Click on the item for further details.

FOUR HOURS

SIX HOURS

TWO WEEKS

NO LIMIT

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Reserve Books

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Calculators

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Circulating Books      

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eBooks and Online Articles

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BIOs

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Headphones

IN-LIBRARY      
USE ONLY

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Reserves in GDrive

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Model Skulls

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iPad Minis

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Journals

 

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Plus-Cylinder Lens Sets      

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Chargers / Adapters      

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Newspapers

 

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Red/Blue Glasses

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Wireless Keyboards

   
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ViewMasters

     

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Vision Therapy Kits

     
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Flippers

     
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Schematic Eyes

     

Borrowing Policies Matrix

Borrow Materials (the fine print)
Item Where is it located? Borrowing period Can it leave the building? Can I take it overnight? Can I renew it? How long can it be overdue before my borrowing privileges are suspended?
Reserve Books and CDROMs Ask at service desk 4 hours Yes Yes, 2 hours before closing / due 2 hours after opening of service desk Yes, twice (if not in demand) 2 hours
iPad Minis and Keyboards Ask at service desk 6 hours Yes NO - must be returned to a staff member Yes, twice (if not in demand) 2 hours
Chargers and Other Tech. (click for details) Ask at service desk 6 hours Yes Yes, 2 hours before closing / due 2 hours after opening of service desk Yes, twice (if not in demand) 2 hours
CDROMs and DVDs Ask at service desk 2 weeks Yes Yes Yes, twice 3 days
Model Skulls Ask at service desk 4 hours No No Yes, twice (if not in demand) 2 hours
Circulating Books Shelves in the back of the library 2 weeks Yes Yes Yes, twice (if not in demand) 3 days
Boards Prep Books Under PCs to the left of the service desk 2 weeks Yes Yes Yes, twice (if not in demand) 3 days
Academic Journals Along the walls of the reading room/bound volumes in back of library In-library use only No      
Popular Magazines Along the right wall of the reading room 1 day Yes Yes Yes, twice 2 hours
Newspapers Just outside of study rooms A and B In-library use only No      
BIOs / BIO Kit Ask at service desk 4 hours No No Yes, twice (if not in demand) 2 hours
Vision Therapy Kits Ask at service desk 4 hours No No Yes, twice (if not in demand) 2 hours
Large Trial Lens Set Ask at service desk 4 hours No No Yes, twice (if not in demand) 2 hours
Schematic Eyes Ask at service desk 4 hours Yes Yes, 2 hours before closing / due 2 hours after opening of service desk Yes, twice (if not in demand) 2 hours
Red/Blue Glasses Ask at service desk 4 hours Yes Yes, 2 hours before closing / due 2 hours after opening of service desk Yes, twice (if not in demand) 2 hours
ViewMasters Ask at service desk 4 hours Yes Yes, 2 hours before closing / due 2 hours after opening of service desk Yes, twice (if not in demand) 2 hours
Plus Cylinder Lens Sets Ask at service desk 4 hours Yes Yes, 2 hours before closing / due 2 hours after opening of service desk Yes, twice (if not in demand) 2 hours
Flippers Ask at service desk 4 hours Yes Yes, 2 hours before closing / due 2 hours after opening of service desk Yes, twice (if not in demand) 2 hours
 

Online articles, eBooks, and reserves in GDrive can be accessed at any time. Off-campus access requires a login with the number on the barcode sticker on the back of your ID card, as well as your last name (all lowercase).

Please note that, due to licensing restrictions, some resources only allow one user at a time. If you cannot access an online resource, please wait a few minutes and try again. If you experience continued issues, please complete this form to let us know, or call us at 1-617-587-5579 during business hours.

 

Renewals

How do I renew an item?

There are three easy ways to renew an item you've borrowed from the library:

 
  • 1. In person at the service desk.

  • 2. Call the library at 1-617-587-5589 during service desk hours.

  • 3. Log into your library borrowing account using the number on the barcode sticker on the back of your NECO ID card and your last name (lowercase). Select the "My Account" tab, check the "Select All" box, then click "Request Renewal."

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Fines

What happens if my item is overdue?

If your item becomes overdue, you have a certain amount of time (typically 2 hours for reserves and technology, and 3 days for circulating books; see above chart for details) to get the materials back to us before we suspend your borrowing privileges. After that time, your borrowing privileges are suspended until the materials are returned. Additionally, once an item is overdue, it cannot be renewed; you must return the item before checking it out again (assuming it is not in demand). Please consider your fellow students before keeping materials for longer than the borrowing period.

 

If an item remains overdue for 30 days, the item is considered lost, and the patron will be charged the replacement value of the item (as determined by the director of library services) plus a $15 replacement fee. These charges are submitted to the business office, and are included with tuition bills.

 

Please note: iPads not returned to a library staff member before the service desk closes for the evening are subject to an additional $10 overnight fine.

Lost Items

What happens if I lose or break an item?

If a library item is lost or broken while you are borrowing it, you will be charged a replacement fee for that item (as determined by the director of library services) plus a $15 replacement fee. These charges are submitted to the business office, and are included with tuition bills.

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I can't find what I need. Can you get it for me?

Probably! If you're looking for something the library doesn't own, we are connected to thousands of other libraries, and we can request it on your behalf. This service is available to NECO students, faculty, staff, and residents.

 

To request an item we do not own, please complete this form.

Hours

SERVICE DESK HOURS

Monday - Thursday

8:00 am - 8:00 pm

Friday

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday - Sunday

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

 

STUDY SPACE HOURS

Monday - Friday

6:30 am - 10:00 pm

Saturday - Sunday

8:00 am - 6:00 pm




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