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About Your Library

The main entrance of the library is located on the 5th floor of the Learning Resources Center/ Library building on NVCC's Waterbury campus. NVCC's library offers a comprehensive collection of electronic resources, books, periodicals, maps, DVDs, videos, music CDs, and reference resources all reflecting the current college curriculum. 



"The library is the temple of learning and learning has liberated more people than all the wars in the history."--Carl Thomas Rowan
Jaime Hammond
Director of Library Services
jhammond@nv.edu
203-575-8199 (p)
203-575-8062 (f)
Room: K512
750 Chase Parkway
Waterbury, CT 06708
Mission & goals

Our Mission & Goals

  • Mission:
    The Max R. Traurig Library/Learning Resources Center supports and enhances the active learning and success of its diverse community. A well-trained library staff provides services and instruction in a welcoming atmosphere to help students navigate the college and the research process. Access to technology and information resources relevant to the college curriculum is provided in a timely and fair manner, in a variety of formats.
  • Goals: 
    • Provide the materials needed to support the mission of the college and its academic curriculum.
    • Manage and organize the library collection to make it easily accessible to patrons.
    • Provide quiet and safe academic space conducive to a variety of study modalities.
    • Teach information literacy skills to the college community.
    • Encourage life-long information literacy.


Notice of Nondiscrimination

The Max R. Traurig Library abides by the Continuing Notice of Nondiscrimination

TITLE IX/Section 504 Annual Notice of Nondiscrimination

Naugatuck Valley Community College will take steps to assure that the lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in the College’s Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs.

Annual Public Notice of Nondiscrimination

Naugatuck Valley Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, sex, national origin, marital status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, learning disability or physical disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or genetic information in its programs and activities. In addition, the College does not discriminate in employment on the additional basis of veteran status or criminal record.


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NVCC offers associate in art and associate in science degrees in more than 50 disciplines, including: accounting, aviation, business, computer information systems, computer science and technology, engineering and technology, fine arts, dance, music, theater and digital arts, health careers, hospitality management, and human services as well as general studies, humanities, and liberal arts and sciences. In addition, credit and non-credit certificate programs focusing on developing occupational skills are offered.

Admission to the college is open to high school graduates upon submission of a completed college admissions application accompanied by official high school diploma or equivalency or college transcripts or diploma, payment of the application fee and proof of immunization. Courses are generally open to anyone with an interest in a subject area. Some programs of study have additional admissions requirements.

The following individual has been designated to handle nondiscrimination policies regarding disability policies: Robert Divjak, Director of Facilities/Section 504/ADA Coordinator, Room C216, Naugatuck Valley Community College, 750 Chase Parkway, Waterbury, CT 06708; 203-575-8235. The following individual has been designated to handle nondiscrimination policies regarding sex discrimination as well as other forms of prohibited discrimination: Jacquie Swanson, Associate Director of Human Resources/Title IX Coordinator, Room K704, Naugatuck Valley Community College, 750 Chase Parkway, Waterbury, CT 06708; 203-575-8043.

Anuncio Público Anual Antidiscriminatorio

Naugatuck Valley Community College prohíbe toda discriminación por razones de raza, color, creencias religiosas, edad, género, identidad o expresión sexual, nacionalidad, estado civil, ascendencia, historia presente o pasada de incapacidad mental o física, problemas de aprendizaje, preferencia sexual, información genética, en sus programas o actividades. Adicionalmente el colegio no discrimina individuos por razones pertinentes a la categoría de veteranos o historia criminal.

NVCC ofrece programas de asociados en artes y ciencias en más de 50 disciplinas incluyendo: contabilidad, aviación, administración de empresas, ciencias en computadores y sistemas, tecnología en computadores, ingeniería y tecnología, artes, danza, música, teatro y artes digitales, carreras en el área de la salud, administración en hotelería y turismo, servicios sociales, como también estudios generales, humanidades y artes. Adicionalmente, programas de certificado con y sin créditos que se enfocan en áreas ocupacionales.

La admisión al college está disponible para estudiantes de escuela secundaria después de que hayan completado y pagado una solicitud de admisiones y entregado copia del diploma o de las transcripciones demostrando que han finalizado todos los estudios de escuela secundaria. Adicionalmente se requiere prueba de inmunización. Todas las clases están generalmente disponibles para cualquier persona que esté interesada en un área específica. Algunos programas académicos tienen requisitos adicionales de admisión. 

Las siguientes personas han sido designadas a manejar la política antidiscriminatoria pertinente a políticas de impedimentos: Robert Divjak, Director of Facilities/Section 504/ADA Coordinator, Room C216, Naugatuck Valley Community College, 750 Chase Parkway, Waterbury, CT 06708; 203-575-8235. Las siguientes personas han sido designadas a manejar la política pertinente a discriminación sexual y otras formas de discriminación prohibida. Jacquie Swanson, Associate Director of Human Resources/Title IX Coordinator, Room K704, Naugatuck Valley Community College, 750 Chase Parkway, Waterbury, CT 06708; 203-575-8043.

Library fast facts

Fast Facts from the 2015-16 Library Annual Report

Library Collections
Print Books- Circulating 31,362
Print Books- Reference 4,503
Print Books- Circulating 31,362
Print Magazine and Journal Subscriptions 108
Magazine and Journal Database Subscriptions 15
DVDs 2,790
VHS 3,059
Music CDs 2,102



Instruction
Number of Instruction Sessions  157
Number of Sessions at Danbury Campus 23
Students Served 2,433
Classes with Embedded Librarians 8
Library Research Guides 148



Circulation Transactions
Books  3,412
Reserve/Textbooks 6,483
DVD/VHS 675
Music CDs 163
Other (ILL, Netbooks, Nooks, USBs, etc.) 635
Total Circulation 11,382



Physical Locations
Square Footage - Waterbury   14,665
Library Gate Counts (Entries) 115,409
Hours Open- Semester 64.5
Hours Open- Summer 48.5
Number of Seats 281
Number of Computers/Laptops Available 82


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