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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

What can the library at North Hennepin Community College do for you?




How can the library here at North Hennepin assist you? The library at NHCC provides a number of services that can be of use to you.

If you're new to the college, you should know that your student ID card also serves as your library card. You'll need it to check items out, to request interlibrary loan items from other schools/libraries, and to log-in to use our online databases when you're off campus (you can also use your StarID to log-in to our databases). The 14-digit barcode number on the back of your ID is what you'll need to log-in, along with your last name. If you encounter any problems with logging-in, either on-campus or off-, you can give us a call or send us an email or stop by in person and we’ll get that fixed for you.

Books  from the library circulate for 21 days and they can be renewed twice, either in-person, over the phone, or online (just ask one of us to show you how this works). We also provide interlibrary loan service, whereby we can request items (books, articles, videos) from other colleges and libraries in the PALS system. If you'd like a quick how-to demonstration on how to place ILL requests, please stop by the library sometime.

We offer a Reserve Desk function, which allows faculty to place items on reserve for their students. These can be books, videos, class notes, etc. These items are restricted to in-library use only, generally, which means that everyone will conceivably have access to them.

Our Reference Desk is staffed regularly, between the hours of 9:00 am and 2:00 pm on weekdays. We're working at the desk so that we're directly available to assist you with research for your papers and assignments. Don't be afraid to ask for help! If someone is not available at the Reference Desk, please come and knock on our doors (Craig is in LRC 136 and Lisa is in LRC 138) or give us a call (Craig's phone is: 763-424-0733 and Lisa's is: 763-424-0738) or send us an email (at either clarson@nhcc.edu or lforslund@nhcc.edu). We also have 24 hour chat reference service available on the library's homepage.
  
The library has a number of areas available for quiet study, including the west end of the library, with tables and study carrels and wireless Internet access. We also have 6 quiet study rooms available for group study (meaning 2 or more students, up to a maximum of 6), 2 of which are equipped with collaboration tables that allow students to plug-in their laptops and share images with each other on a big screen television. The study rooms may also be used as video-viewing rooms if a student has missed watching a video in class or you have videos placed on reserve. The study rooms are quite popular and there is often a waiting list to use them

We are here to help make your research go as smoothly as possible, so if there is anything we can do to aid you, please let us know.

Thank you,

Craig Larson
NHCC Library

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