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Important Information - Updated September 3, 2021

NVCC students are welcome to use a computer at the library.  To maintain social distancing requirements, each computer may be used by only one student at a time.  Face masks must be worn for the duration of your visit to the library.  Please review the CSCU mask and social distancing guidelines, and check NVCC's COVID FAQ page for more information.

If you are interested in borrowing a Chromebook for the Fall 2021 session, please use this request form.  You will be notified when your device is ready for pickup.  If you would like to borrow a book or other item from the library, please request it through the library catalog or send an email to

Reference services will continue to be offered online via the library's live chat.  You may also make an appointment to meet with a librarian remotely.  Haga clic aquí para hacer una cita con una bibliotecaria bilingüe.

Use Advanced Search for more options or view our Digital Reserves Collection.

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  Call Us:

Waterbury Campus 

Main Desk:

(203) 575-8024


(203) 575-8244

Danbury Campus

(203) 437-9648

  Email Us:

  Text Us:

(203) 951-8189


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Library Hours

Library Hours

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Wednesday, December 16, 2020
Live Chat 8:00am – 8:00pm
Waterbury Campus (L523) 9:00am – 2:00pm
Danbury Campus (D201) 8:00am – 5:00pm
I'd Like To...

I'm looking for a textbook.

If you are looking to purchase a textbook, please visit the NVCC Campus Bookstore.  The library does not sell textbooks.

If you would like to borrow one of the library's reserved textbooks, please call us at (203) 575-8024 for Waterbury or (203) 437-9648 for Danbury.  Our reserved textbooks may be borrowed for four hours at a time.

I'd like to request a Chromebook or WiFi hotspot.

If you need to borrow a device for the Fall 2021 session, please use this form, effective Monday, August 9, 2021.  A library staff member will contact you when an item is available for you.

I'd like to borrow something else from the library.

You can request to borrow something from the library by putting a hold on it through the library catalog.  You can also contact the library to place a request. You can chat with us on our website, call us at (203) 575-8199, text us at (203) 951-8189, or email us and we will place the request for you.  Watch this video to learn more about borrowing items from the library!


I'd like to contact the library.

There are many ways to reach us:

Call us:

  • Waterbury Campus Circulation Desk: (203) 575-8024
  • Waterbury Campus Reference Desk: (203) 575-8244
  • Danbury Campus Librarian: (203) 437-9648
Text us a question at (203) 951-8189.
Email us at
To reach a specific member of the library staff, refer to this list.
If you'd like to make an appointment with a librarian, please click here.

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