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.
Interested in reserving space in the Library to work on your project? You can reserve the Library's study rooms here!
To access some library resources off campus you must be a currently enrolled student or a staff/ faculty member of NSCC. To access databases off campus, log in using your My Northshore username and password.
Helm Library Catalog (NSCC)
To log in and place holds enter the 14 digit barcode located on your NSCC ID, the password is your birth date: MMDDYYYY
Search the Commonwealth Catalog, also known as ComCat. for items not located in the HELM library catalog. Commonwealth Catalog gives you access to millions of items from libraries that hold unique collections such as Boston Public Library and UMass Amherst and other academic, special and public libraries. To log in, use the 14 digit barcode located at the bottom of your NSCC ID. Select "North Shore Comm College-Danvers" or "North Shore Comm College-Lynn", depending on where you would like to pick up the item. Password is your birth date MMDDYYYY. Please allow 2-5 business days.