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Introduction to the Library
of the Library is to provide an organized, readily accessible collection
of print, media, and online resources to meet the instructional and
curricular needs of students and faculty. The Library has a collection
of over 45,000 book volumes and more than 1300 media programs, and access
to thousands of periodical titles (available in print and/or online)
and over 10,000 e-book titles. Most of the resources in the Library
are specifically chosen to support the College's curriculum.
Library offers a variety of materials including:
materials written at a technical level not usually found in the
collections of other libraries. Titles in the collection support
both academic and technical courses.
Individual service tailored to the programs and assignments taught
at New England Tech.
periodicals, electronic resources, and media.
online catalog searchable by subject, author, title, or keyword
that provides the location and availability of book, periodical,
media and electronic resource titles.
reference sources, including full-text periodical data bases, e-books,
newspapers and subject-specific databases, searchable from any computer
with Internet access. (See Library staff for web address and passwords.)
website [ http://library.neit.edu
] that is searchable by keyword and provides off-campus access to:
the online catalog, full-text periodical databases, websites for
research and general information, electronic versions of Library
publications and handouts, Internet search tips, and tutorials.
and group instruction that will help you improve your research skills,
use the Internet more effectively, and select and use the appropriate
electronic resources for research.
booklets that include information on how to set up a research paper,
cite sources appropriately, and write a resume and cover letter.
Interlibrary loan for those resources not available in the Library.
your students to use New England Tech's Library.
have any questions about the Library's resources and services, please
stop in at the Library or call:
---- Director of the Library and Information Commons
Library contains books selected to support the courses taught at New
England Institute of Technology. This unique collection includes a
wide variety of technical materials not available in other libraries.
circulation period for books is three weeks renewable at the end of
each three-week period. However, materials may be recalled at the
end of any three-week period if another person is waiting for the
book. If necessary, books may be borrowed by faculty for long-term
use for a maximum of one quarter. If you find you need a book for
more than one quarter, please recommend to your department chair that
a department purchase of the item be made.
Catalog (searchable by subject, author, title and keyword)
provides information on the location and availability of book, periodical
and media titles.
is for 3 weeks from the date the book is borrowed.
can be renewed in person, by telephone, on online via the Patron
Review of the Library Catalog twice, unless requested by another
grades and transcripts are withheld and replacement costs are charged
if books are not returned.
circulate to faculty only.
books and periodicals do not circulate.
Library's Reference Collection includes dictionaries,
directories, codes and standards, manuals, almanacs, and encyclopedias.
The reference collection covers technical fields as well as general
areas of knowledge.
resources include the online catalog; indexes, abstracts, and full-text
periodicals; Internet access (all of which can be accessed from any
computer with Internet access); encyclopedias; dictionaries; and a
wide variety of reference tools.
and bibliographic instruction classes tailored to your instructional
needs can be arranged by contacting the Reference Department at extension
can borrow reference books overnight at the discretion of the Director
of the Library.
periodicals collection includes scholarly journals, general interest
magazines, trade journals, newsletters, and newspapers. Some of the
periodicals are general and can be used for research in non-technical
subjects and others apply directly to the technologies. The Library
also subscribes to EBSCOhost
which includes full text for thousands of periodicals and can be accessed
on campus and from home. This subscription service includes numerous
databases on many subjects. A username and password
are required for access to EBSCOhost. Contact Library staff
List includes all paper/ print subscription holdings,
years owned, format (paper, electronic or bound) and indexes.
Periodicals do not circulate (there is a copier in the Library for
student and faculty use).
can borrow periodicals overnight at the discretion of the Director
of the Library (x3553, or email)
Library's primary index is EBSCOhost, an online subscription service
that provides subject access, abstracts of articles, and full-text
for over 20,000 newspapers, journals, trade publications, and magazines.
For details on the databases included in EBSCOhost Web, go to the
EBSCO description on the Online
Databases, Periodicals, Newspapers and Books page.
24X7 (online full-text computer
Passwords needed on- and off-campus
Students: Blackboard username and password
Faculty: ATS username/password
course materials and textbooks can be placed on reserve for student
use. Faculty can reserve books by using the Reserve Request Form (pdf
version or Word version)
Word forms can be completed and e-mailed (Circulation
– Reserves). PDF forms can be mailed through campus
mail, dropped off at the Circulation Desk of the Library, or e-mailed
to Circulation – Reserves.
Reserve Request Forms are also available at the Library and on the
College's Intranet under the FORMS button.
for checking the online catalog to determine what you have on Reserve.
Reserve materials are available at the Circulation Desk (Ext. 3409)
and can be signed out for use within the Library.
Library does not own copies of all of the textbooks used in technical
classes. We will obtain textbooks and keep them on reserve only
if requested. If you need copies of books on reserve, we must know
by week 9 of the previous quarter.
required texts for humanities and social science courses are automatically
placed on reserve since students are not as likely to purchase texts
not related to their technology.
each quarter, all items and books previously placed on reserve are
removed and returned to their original location, unless
an instructor has made other arrangements with the Circulation Department
of the Library.
Reserves cannot be checked out of the Library.
Library has about 1300 media programs comprised of DVDs, videos and
CDs which may be used to supplement or complement classroom instruction.
media programs are searchable by title, author, subject and keyword
in the Online Catalog.
Students must use media in the Library.
can check media out for use in class. Media should be reserved in
advance, allowing Library staff to be sure that software is in the
Library when you need it. Please use the Faculty
Book/Media Reserve Request Form to reserve materials.
Because media materials are used for
a variety of courses, the Library requests that materials be returned
as soon after the class as possible.
Media circulate to faculty only with a 7 day loan period.
If a student must use a media program as part of a classroom presentation,
the program must be borrowed from the Library by the student's instructor.
Media titles are purchased and added to the Library collection at
the recommendation of the faculty.
the Library does not own the materials that you need, we can obtain
them through Interlibrary Loan. It usually takes
several days to two weeks to receive the articles or books.
Loan Request Forms are available online
in .pdf format from the home page of the Library
Website. ILL forms can also be obtained at the Reference
Desk. Submit the forms directly to the Reference staff. Please provide
as much information as possible to speed up the process of locating
the correct materials.
participate in the Rhode Island Library Information Network (RHILINET)
and LYRASIS (for New England libraries) which allow us access to local,
regional, national, and international interlibrary loan programs.
Library staff welcomes suggestions for the purchase of books, periodicals,
and media. Please send your recommendations for books to the Technical
Services Assistant and for all other items to the Director of the
Booklets and Handouts
Library staff has prepared booklets and handouts for the faculty and
students of New England Tech which include general information, bibliographies,
information literacy, and writing skills. Copies are available in
the Library or can be printed and sent to you for classroom distribution
(with several days' notice). The contents of these booklets and handouts
are also published on this website on the Research
Guides and Tutorials page.
faculty can obtain a bypass key at the Circulation Desk.
Library provides carrels and group study rooms for research and quiet
Director of the Library & Information Commons
Susan Warthman, (Ext. 3553)
— Catalog Librarian
Cynthia Pankiewicz (Ext. 3474)
— Reference Librarians (Ext. 3472)
Alfred Arsenault, Joseph Holland, Grayce Moorehead, Elisa Parello
Jepson, Jaci Udaloff, Chris Matos
— Technical Services Assistant
Leslie Tracey (Ext. 3473)
Grayce Moorehead (Ext. 3554)
— Circulation Assistants (Ext. 3409)
Janet Brookes, Toni Grimley, Jean Kanaczet, Kathy Ryone
Guide to Services: Who to contact
in developing assignments:
Susan Warthman, (Ext. 3553)
Bibliographic instruction: Reference Librarians
Book orders: Leslie Tracey (Ext. 3473)
Check status of ordered materials: Leslie
Tracey (Ext. 3473)
Check to see if materials have been cataloged:
Cynthia Pankiewicz (Ext. 3474)
Interlibrary loan: Reference Librarians
Library policies: Susan Warthman (Ext. 3553)
Order media, periodicals: Susan Warthman
Library-oriented workshops for faculty:
Susan Warthman (Ext. 3553)
Place books on reserve: Circulation Assistants
Reference: Reference Librarians (Ext. 3472)
Renew books: Circulation Assistants (Ext.
Reserve media programs: Circulation Assistants
Schedule instruction sessions: Reference
Librarians (Ext. 3472)
Tours of the Library: Reference Librarians