NEC Libraries

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The NEC Libraries are the intellectual and cultural hub of the college, with a mission of providing students with the skills, resources and services they need to become self-sufficient artists, writers and life-long learners beyond graduation.

Walk inside and be greeted by name. Get personalized help with that research project or guidance to unique resources to inspire your work. Our library staff have backgrounds ranging from art education to gallery curation and studio art. They pride themselves on being approachable, compassionate, and helpful, going the extra mile to make sure your needs are met.


Need help? Just ask. We’re happy to provide in-depth research assistance, specialized instruction, or a sympathetic ear. Students working remotely as part of our low-residency programs also enjoy full access to library services.

Reach out through phone, email, chat or text and we’ll respond in real time. Need a resource? We’ll deliver it. It’s part of our commitment to support your learning experience, no matter where you’re located.

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