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Library Research

Library Mission

library windowThe NCMC Library supports student learning and research by providing access to a range of services and materials and offering assistance using these resources.  In addition to serving the NCMC campus community, the Library is open to guest users from the community. This guide serves as an introduction to what's available both in the physical library, located on the west end of campus, and online through the Library website.

Library Hours

               Library Hours Fall & Winter Semesters: 
               Monday-Thursday, 8am-7pm  
               Friday, 8am-5pm
               Saturday & Sunday, Closed
               Visit the Library Website for hours during break
                 

Library Resources & Services

Here's a quick overview of what's available:

  • Computers. The Library houses 11 desktop computers. Laptops, PCs & Macs, are also available for checkout. 
  • Printing. Students are allowed 20 free black & white prints and two free color prints per day for academic materials from Library desktops and/or laptops. Student ID is required. Additional prints cost 5 cents per page. Stop at the Library Circulation Desk for details. 
  • Copying. The Library offers black and white and color photocopying. Copies cost 5 cents per page for black and white copies and 25 cents per page for color copies.
  • Resources. From print books to eBooks to online articles, the Library provides students with access to the quality academic resources needed for research assignments. Learn more through this LibGuide and at the Library Website.  
  • Study Rooms. There are 3 Study Rooms available in the Library for checkout. Individual and group checkouts are for two hours. Reservations can be made up to two weeks in advance using the online Book a Study Room form. 
  • Research Help from Library Staff is available through a variety of formats:
    • In person. Drop by the Library during open hours. 
    • By phone. Call 231-348-6615 to speak with the Library Staff.
    • By email. Email library@ncmich.edu with your research question. Responses are made with 24 hours during the work week. 
    • 24/7 Virtual Chat. Connect with a trained librarian anytime of the day through the Michigan Research Now Collaborative.