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Regis North - Guide to Library and Research Services

NECC Library

Use the Northern Essex Community College (NECC) Library for:

  • accessing reserve copies of textbooks (see Course Reserves below)
  • borrowing books from NECC and/or the NOBLE network of libraries (see Borrowing Books below)
  • using print reference books within the library

How Do I find NECC Library hours, directions, book catalog, and more?

How Do I Get Help Accessing NECC Resources?

Course Reserves - located at NECC

Copies of required textbooks are available on reserve in the NECC Lawrence Campus Library in the Dimitry Building. All materials are 2-hour loans, library use only. Ask at the circulation desk to borrow these materials.

Regis Library

Use the Regis Library for online access to subscription databases.  To access a database from off-campus (away from the Weston campus, for example when on the NECC campus or at home), use your Moodle username and password.

Click here to access the Regis Library website.  You can search all of our databases at once by using PowerSearch, located on the main page.

Option 1: Borrowing Books - located at NECC or via the NOBLE Network

Students must have a library card to borrow books or other physical items from the NECC library.  With one library card, you can enjoy the best of two library systems. You will automatically have a NECC library card number and password upon course registration.

How Do I Get a Library Card?


Regis @ NECC students have access to the items catalogued in the NECC library, as well as those from the the North Of Boston Library Exchange (NOBLE) network of libraries, of which NECC is a member. NOBLE is a cooperative effort of 28 area libraries founded to improve library service to their members.

Option 2: Borrowing Books - located at other Massachusetts libraries

If NECC does not have a book or other item you need, it’s possible that it may be available through the Commonwealth Catalog system.  You can request it through the Commonwealth Catalog

and have it delivered to you at NECC or your home library in the Noble Network. This makes it easy for you to get what you need at the location most convenient for you.

Can’t find the book or article at NECC or through the Commonwealth Catalog? Contact the Regis Library Interlibrary Loan Service.  See the box to the right, Option 3, with full information on how to borrow hard-to-find items through this service.

Option 3: Regis - Interlibrary Loan - Borrowing Books located at other U.S. libraries

Sometimes you will find that neither NECC nor the Commonwealth Catalog has the book or article you need for your research.  We can arrange to borrow articles and books from other libraries when this happens.  This is called Interlibrary Loan. 

To use and learn more about Regis interlibrary loan, click here.