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NSCC Libraries and COVID-19


If you are doing a work placement remotely, please contact your Campus Library directly about borrowing a laptop or iPad.

In response to NSCC's Coming to Campus protocols, NSCC Libraries has developed the following FAQs.
Your Campus Library

Is my Campus Library open?

All NSCC buildings will remain closed to everyone but essential staff between the hours of 8 am and 4 pm until Friday, June 6. Students may access our buildings by appointment through Student Services or through live chat on Connect. As of Monday, June 7, students will no longer require an appointment to access a campus during campus operating hours. Campus operating hours will return to 8 am – 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday. For details see the President's Update - June 2, 2021.

For library services, please contact your Campus Library.

Library laptops

Can I borrow a Library Laptop?

If you need to return or borrow a Library Laptop, please make an appointment with your Campus Library.

For more information, refer to our NSCC Library Laptop Loan Program 2020-2021 page.

Need help?

Here are some ways you can get help:

  • Email your Campus Library Staff.
  • You can access a wide variety of online library resources from off-campus including streaming videos, journal articles and e-books. When prompted, just enter your student number (w#) and password.
  • Visit our Subject Guides - collections of recommended books, videos, and websites for each NSCC Learning Program.
  • We also have Topic Guides covering Streaming Video, Citation Styles, eBooks, Journals and Periodicals, Mobile Apps and more. Select the Guides tab.
  • Visit our Learning Supports page with information on Accessibility Services,  EAL Supports, Tutoring and more.
  • Get library and research help from NSCC Library Staff M-F, 8-4 via Live Chat, our virtual chat service. You can also use Live Help, an online chat-based reference service being provided by Novanet libraries.
  • Research Assistance - NSCC Libraries provide research assistance to College students, faculty, and staff in a number ways. Visit our Research Help page for more information.
  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) - Check out the Library FAQ for answers to commonly asked questions.
Technical Support

Here are some resources for specific platforms to help you troubleshoot technical problems.

ProQuest Databases

Gale Databases

  • Gale HELP - located in the footer of each Gale Database

EBSCO Databases

Streaming Video Collections

Electronic Resources Contact:
Leigh Gagnier, Electronic Services Librarian


Staff and students who have an NSCC email account and access to the web can use the Technology Service Desk for technical support requests.