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NVCC's Max R. Traurig Library

Important Information - Effective July 27, 2022

The 5th floor entrance to the library is closed due to construction on the 5th floor walkway.

Access to the library is available via the 4th floor. Visitors can park behind the college and enter the Arts building. Take the elevator or stairs to the 4th floor and the library will be to your right.

Effective Tuesday, May 17, 2022, both levels of the garage below the library will be closed until further notice. Parking will still be available in the Ekstrom Hall garage, as well as other open lots.

Face masks are optional at NVCC. While NVCC no longer requires face masks on college premises, please be kind to and accepting of those who choose to wear a mask. Masks will continue to be available at the library desk. Our goal is to make everyone feel safe and comfortable at NVCC.

Request to borrow a Chromebook, laptop, calculator, or hotspot for the summer semester using this request form.  You will be notified when your device is ready for pickup. There may be a waiting list for some items. Requests for fall semester loans will be accepted beginning on Monday, August 15th, and laptops will be checked out starting Monday, August 22nd.

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

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Get Answers

  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, hotspot, or calculator.

If you need to borrow a device for the Summer 2022 session, please use this form to request one.  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 reserve a group study room.

Visit to reserve a group study room.

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.

I'd like to learn about the library and its services.

I'd like to learn about library services for faculty and staff.

We are happy to assist faculty and staff in many ways:

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