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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
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Winner of the Excellence in Academic Libraries Award

Nvcc's Max R. Traurig Library is the winner of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Excellence in Academic Libraries Award. Read more about the award.
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Jaime Hammond
203-575-8199 (p)
203-575-8062 (f)
Room: L410 (Loft)
750 Chase Parkway
Waterbury, CT 06708
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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.


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Continuing 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, disability, including but not limited to present or past history of mental disorder, learning disability or physical disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or genetic information in treatment or employment at the College, in admission or access to the College, or in any other aspect of its programs and activities. In addition, the College does not discriminate in employment on the additional basis of veteran status or criminal record. The College is required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504), Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (Title II), Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX), the Age Discrimination Act of 1975 (Age Act), and their respective implementing regulations at 28 C.F.R. Part 35 and 34 C.F.R. Parts 100, 104, 106 and 110, not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, or national origin (Title VI); disability (Section 504/Title II); sex (Title IX); or age (Age Act). Inquiries concerning the application of each of the aforementioned statutes and their implementing regulations to the College may be referred to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, at (617) 289-0111 or 5 Post Office Square, 8th Floor, Boston, MA 02109-3921, or to the applicable College Coordinators who are located at Naugatuck Valley Community College, 750 Chase Parkway, Waterbury, Connecticut 06708: Kimberly Carolina, Director of Human Resources/Section 504/Title II/ADA/Age Act Coordinator, Room K704b, 203-575-8056; Sarah Gager, Dean of Student Services/Deputy Section 504/Title II/ADA/Age Act Coordinator (Students), Room K509a, 203-575-8086; Robert Divjak, Director of Facilities/Deputy Section 504/Title II/ADA Coordinator (Facilities), Room C216, 203-575-8235; Jacquie Swanson, Associate Director of Human Resources/Title IX Coordinator, Room K704, 203-575-8043 (Rev 3/18/19).

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


Read the complete 2015-2016 Annual Report

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