Library services

Library Services

NVCC's Max R. Traurig Library provides users with access to many types of academic resources. Library Instruction Services provide instruction on utilizing library resources. Should the library not have adequate materials for your research, the library may borrow materials from other institution libraries and deliver them to you. You can suggest that certain library materials be added to the collection. The library is here to serve you. Please let us know how we can meet your needs.
Interlibrary loan

Interlibrary Loan

NVCC students, staff, and faculty can request materials from other libraries to be picked up at NVCC through a system called interlibrary loan. The statewide library catalog, formally known as ReQuest, has been taken offline and will be replaced by a new system called RequestIT CT. During this time, our library staff will be happy to assist with locating items in nearby libraries. Call (203) 575-8024 or email us for assistance. Students, staff, and faculty seeking to borrow items from other Connecticut State College and University libraries (such as the community colleges, CSUs, and the Connecticut State Library) can do so by visiting the library's catalog, NV Search, and expanding the search to CSCU Library Consortium (see image below):


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Persons with disabilities

Patrons with Disabilities

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Services for Blind and Low Vision Users

Assistive Technology Software and Equipment (provided by a 2010-11 LSTA grant)

The library offers several workstations equipped with software for low vision or blindness:

  • ZoomText magnifier/screen-readers with large print keyboard (5th floor reference area)
  • Clearview+ Video Magnifier (5th floor reference area)
  • Eye-Pal Solo Low Vision scan and read system (4th floor quiet study area)

Faculty and staff interested in training can register for regularly scheduled sessions through the IITT Course Cart


Equipment available to borrow

The library also offers equipment that can be borrowed for in-class use. Ask at the circulation desk to borrow:

  • Zoom-EX print-to-audio scanner
  • Victor Reader Stream mp3 player
  • ZoomText large-print keyboard


Alternative Formats

Many of the library databases provide downloadable audio files of academic journals, magazines and newspapers. Over 23,000 library eBooks are compatible with screen readers through your eBrary account. Persons with documented print disabilities have access to 65,000 downloadable audio textbooks & literature titles at http://www.learningally.org.

Contact Jaime Hammond, Director of Library Services, at 203-575-8199 to have your account enabled. 


Services for Patrons with Limited Mobility

  • Reference services
    Walk-in and telephone reference services are available to assist with research, locating materials or general information. Reference librarians are located on the 5th floor of the L building in the main entrance area of the library. Contact the reference librarians via telephone at 203-575-8244.
  • Online reference services
    Reference librarians can be contacted directly via email.
  • Locating or reaching library materials
    Ask at any service desk and a staff member will retrieve your requested items. You may also call ahead and request that we hold your items at the circulation desk.
  • Self-service and assisted photocopying
    There are black and white photocopiers on both floors of the library. The photocopiers charge 15 cents per copy and accept coins and one dollar bills. Library staff will photocopy materials for patrons with disabilities upon request. You may ask staff at any service desk for assistance.
  • Facilities
    The 4th and 5th floors of the library, including the computer labs and group project room,are wheelchair accessible. Please contact library staff for assistance accessing materials located on the mezzanine level.







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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
Special services & equipment

Special Services & Equipment

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If you’ve been assigned a group project and/or a presentation, the library offers the Collaboration Station- a project space equipped with state of the art technology!

Stop by the 4th floor to use the Collaboration Studio!
  • Located on the fourth floor of the library in the Group Study Area
  • Can be reserved online- Click here to make a reservation
  • Seats up to 6 students
  • Has a 42" flat panel monitor and plugs for 6 laptops which will display on the monitor using a technology called a "PUCK"
  • Two more workstations are available in the Academic Center for Excellence in E500
  • Learn more through this promotional video.


Need to sign out a laptop?


Have questions? Contact us:

General Library Questions: (203) 575-8024
Research Assistance: (203) 575-8244


Reserves

Reserves

The Max R. Traurig Library is here to assist you in every way possible. NVCC faculty and staff are welcome to place items on Reserve at the library (i.e. books, articles, DVDs) for the use of other members of the NVCC community. Simply fill out this form to get started.
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