The NSCC Library is open online! Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the Libraries are closed but you can still access our resources and get help from a Librarian online. If you are having trouble accessing a resource or finding what you need let us know. We are here to help!
Our Online Reference service is available Monday-Thursday 8 am to 8 pm and Friday 8 am to 4 pm.
Book an appointment with a Librarian for more in-depth help.
Access to many of the database links on this guide requires NSCC authentication - users must sign in with their My Northshore (formerly NSCC Pipeline) username & password
If you want to place any library materials on hold, request a book from another library, or check out any physical library materials out you will need to have your NSCC ID.
What is my NSCC ID card number?
Your NSCC ID card number is the 14-digit number beginning with 21991 on the bottom of your NSCC student ID. This is used for checking materials out of the library, using reserve materials, requesting a book from another library, placing library materials on hold, and checking your library account online.
What is my online catalog password?
Your default online catalog password is your birth date. Enter in format: MMDDYYYY.
How do I get a NSCC Student ID?
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. If you are a distance student, follow these online instructions.
How do I activate my NSCC ID for Library use?
Your ID is activated once your classes start.
I am getting a barcode invalid login error.
Call the NSCC Libraries (Danvers: 978-739-5526, Lynn: 781-477-2133). You may need your password to be reset.
I am getting a cookies error message, what does that mean?
If you receive a Cookies Error Message when using the Library's research databases, you need to enable your browser to Accept All Cookies.
Try a Google search on "enabling cookies" and "your browser name" for instructions.