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Borrowing Materials Title

Available Materials

What can I borrow, and for how long?


FOUR HOURS

The following items are available for self-checkout whenever the building is open:

Reserve books

Model skulls

Plus cylinder lens sets

Red/blue glasses

ViewMasters

Flippers

Schematic eyes

Checkout times subject to change based on demand.


The following four-hour checkout items must be reserved in advance and picked up between 9 am and 5 pm Mon-Wed:

Low vision/BAA kits

Dry erase easels

BIOs

Trial lens sets


SIX HOURS

The following items are available for self-checkout whenever the building is open:

Calculators

Headphones

Chargers / adapters


iPad minis can be checked out for six hours, but must be reserved in advance and picked up between 9 am and 5 pm Mon-Wed.


All other books can be checked out for two weeks, and games can be checked out for two days.


Databases, online articles, eBooks, and reserve PDFs can be accessed at any time. Off-campus access requires logging in with your NECO Gmail account.

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?

To renew an item, simply email us at [email protected], or use the chat box on this website.

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) 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.

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.

ILL

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.

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