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New England Institute of Technology Library: FAQs

DOTS Help Desk

Location: Inside Library, Room S105N, Main Campus

Phone:  (401) 780-4111 OR Ext. 3511

For a faster response Email us at:

Please be sure to include your name, student ID, and the nature of the issue you are contacting us about. Most importantly, please include a way in which we may contact you via phone.


Monday – Thursday

  • 7:30 am – 8:00 pm


  • 7:30 am – 4:00 pm

MSOT Weekends (which are 1,3,5,7,9)

  • Saturday 8:00 am – 12:30 pm

After Hours/Weekend Support

  • Email only – email is checked throughout the weekend


Can I buy books from the Library?

No, you can purchase your required textbooks from the NEIT bookstore (401) 739-5000 Ext. 3427.

Do you have a copy of the textbook I need for my class?

Possibly, you can search the catalog to see if we have the book you need. Often textbooks are kept on Reserve in the library. This means it cannot leave the library but you are welcome to read it in the library, take photos, make copies, etc. 

 If you see this symbol in the catalog, the book is on Reserve.

Where can I get help with my classes?

The Academic Skills Center offers tutoring in writing, reading, research, oral communications, study skills, math, science, and physics.  The Writing Center is available to assist students with writing assignments.

How do I cite my sources?

APA is the style format chosen by NEIT to be the standard for writing a college paper.

Use the APA Formatting and Documentation Guidelines: Undergraduates or APA Formatting and Documentation Guidelines: Graduates

Reference Help

Library Mission and Objectives

Mission Statement

The New England Institute of Technology [NEIT] Library and Information Commons offers a physical environment where the NEIT community can gather in a comfortable and highly technological environment to learn and study with materials supporting the curriculum; research information and exchange ideas; collaborate and create, and serves as a gateway to information available online.
The library organizes and integrates print and electronic resources for the campus community, including distance learners. The library also provides educational instruction and information literacy skills to support teaching and learning, in person and virtually, while enhancing critical thinking skills necessary for student success and lifelong learning for personal and professional growth.   


1. Collect and maintain current relevant resources to support the curriculum for all technical and degree programs of the NEIT community. Library resources are not limited to, but will include print and online books, print and online periodicals, media, databases and web resources.

2. Provide quiet study areas and collaborative work areas with access to the digital tools that encourage creativity, research and collaboration.

3. In conjunction with NEIT instructors, Librarians will teach information literacy skills and research techniques, in person or virtually, and provide instructional materials, print and electronic, that describe library resources and services.

4. Provide updated hardware or equipment and the most recent versions of software to support the college curriculum.

5. Maintain and organize the appropriate web resources on the library website to support research and study for students in all NEIT technical and degree programs.

6. Promote library resources and services and through various outreach activities and displays that make the library a true information commons.

7. Participate in resource sharing locally, through OLIS, the State of Rhode Island Office of Library and Information Services, and CRIARL, the Consortium of Rhode Island Academic and Research Libraries, and nationally via OCLC, the Online Computer Library Center.

New England Institute of Technology LIBRARY & INFORMATION COMMONS S105 East Greenwich Campus One New England Tech Boulevard East Greenwich, RI 02818 Phone: 401-739-5000 x3472