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Get a library card?

Your NSCC ID is also your library card. Stop by the Student Life Office in Danvers (DB 132) or Lynn (LW 171) with a current class schedule and a government issued photo ID to receive your NSCC ID. Bring your NSCC ID to the library circulation desk; we will activate it and give you your default online catalog password.

Find books, ebooks, and media?

Search the NOBLE catalog for library materials on the North Shore.
Search Ebrary for thousands of online books.
Search the Virtual Catalog for books across Massachusetts.
Search Worldcat for library materials across the world.
Search Films on Demand for streaming videos.
Search Overdrive for popular ebooks and audiobooks.

Find reference sources?

Search Credo Reference for reference sources.

Find articles?

Search the Library's databases for articles on your topic.

Find streaming videos?

Search Films on Demand for streaming videos.

How do I find a LibGuide?

To find a LibGuide for your subject area or class, go to the LibGuide main page. In the search box at the top of the page enter a subject term or your instructor's last name.

Find out if the library has full text access to a journal?

Use the Library's Journal and Article Locator tool.

Find audiobooks?

Search NOBLE Overdrive Audio Book Collection for downloadable audiobooks.

Find out more about how to research my topic?

Use the Library's Tutorial to learn about the different aspects of the research process.

Use reserves?

Stop by the Lynn or Danvers Campus library circulation desk with your current NSCC ID to use reserves. NSCC Reserves are for library use only unless a check out period is requested by a professor.

Access library resources from off-campus?

In order to access some library resources off campus you must have a library activated NSCC ID. The fourteen digit number on the bottom of your ID is your library card number. The online catalog password is your birth date (format: MMDDYYYY). Enter in these numbers when accessing databases off-campus.

Request library materials that are not at NSCC?

You can stop by the library and ask a staff member to help you or you can request items online through the NOBLE Catalog. When requesting online, you must have a current and activated NSCC ID and a password. If the NOBLE network does not own the research materials you need, we will try to obtain them via interlibrary loan. Please fill out an interlibrary loan form for articles or books. Contact an interlibrary loan staff member for more information.

Use my card at other libraries?

Your NSCC ID can be used at any NOBLE college library. At NOBLE public libraries use your public library card. If you have more questions about access to other institution's libraries, contact a staff member at the Lynn or Danvers Campus Library.

Renew library materials?

You can renew items three ways: in the library, online by logging into your library account, or by phone: Danvers - (978) 739-5526 or Lynn - (781) 477-2133). To renew online you will need your library card number and password and the items cannot be overdue. To renew by phone have your library card available as we will need the number from it.

Return materials?

You can return materials borrowed from the NSCC libraries to any NOBLE library.

Access a computer to type a paper?

Computers in the libraries allow students to use Microsoft Office to create their papers. Students type in their Pipeline User Name and Password to access the computers.

Print my class/bookstore schedule?

  • Log into your Pipeline account.
  • Click on the School Services tab.
  • Click on Student Services & Registration.
  • Click on Registration.
  • Click on Student Detail Schedule.
  • Choose the semester you want the schedule for.
  • Click on Submit.
  • Click on Print. You will be asked to sign in again. Use your Pipeline login.

Get a password?

Your password is your birth date (format: MMDDYYYY). In order to access the library's resources off-campus or to login into your library account, you must first bring your ID to the Library circulation desk to be activated.

Use museum passes?

The Lynn Campus Library has four student passes for free admission to the Lynn Museum and Historical Society. Each pass admits one student. You must have your NSCC ID to pick up a pass at the Library. The Library will not mail them. We suggest that you reserve passes if you want them for a specific date. Passes can be reserved at the library circulation desk, by phone (781) 477-2133 or email: nsb@noblenet.org. Lynn Museum and Historical Society passes are checked out for three days. Fines accrue at $1.00 per day for an overdue pass.

Reserve a room for studying?

There are 3 rooms available in Danvers, and 1 in Lynn for current NSCC students to reserve for use. Individuals and groups are able to reserve the rooms in Danvers, and only groups can reserve the room in Lynn. Rooms are allowed to be reserved for maximum 2 hours with a single 2 hour renewal if there is no existing reservation.The room must be claimed within 15 minutes of the reservation start time, or the space will be released to the next person waiting.

Click here to access our online scheduler.