We have an excellent collection of print books, including everything from chef memoirs and cookbooks to reference works on the history and geography of your favorite wines. We also have DVDs, audiobooks, and access to several high-quality online sources for reference books, journal articles, business databases, and more.
You do! If you are a NECI student, faculty, staff, or alumni, we encourage you to use the library’s resources. All others are welcome to visit, browse the shelves, and use items in-house. Guest borrower privileges may be granted at the discretion of NECI’s Librarian. A library deposit may be requested from guest borrowers and then given back when all library items have been returned.
Stop by the library at 7 School Street in Montpelier, search our online catalog, or log in to one of our many databases. Email us for help logging in from an off-campus computer.
Students: Books (print and audio): 2 weeks; DVDs: 1 week; Magazines: 1 week
Faculty/Staff: Books: 60 days; Audio books: 2 weeks; DVDs: 1 week; Magazines: 21 days
Alumni: Books (print & audio): 2 weeks; DVDs: 1 week; Magazines: 1 week
Borrowed items should be returned to the NECI Library at 7 School Street. Please see the Librarian or a Student Assistant during open hours, or return materials at any time through the convenient drop slot.
You can request a hold on an item that is checked out to another library patron. When the item is returned, we will contact you.
Instructors may place books, articles, and videos on Reserve for specific courses. These items are shelved in the Library Reference Room for quick access by students in the course. Reserve materials cannot be checked out and must be used either in the library or in the servery.
In addition to the NECI Library, NECI students are encouraged to use Montpelier’s public library, Kellogg-Hubbard Library, at 135 Main Street. A $10 deposit and a NECI student ID are required for borrowing privileges. The deposit will be refunded when all materials are returned. Individuals are responsible for any fines and fees.
Interlibrary loan is available for requesting items not owned by the NECI Library or available through its online databases. Interlibrary Loan service is limited to NECI students, staff, and faculty. Other patrons are encouraged to place interlibrary loan requests through their public library. Please keep in mind that many libraries are willing to loan books, books on CD, or to send copies of articles. Textbooks, DVDs, and rare items are less likely to be loaned out.
Members of the NECI community can place interlibrary loan requests in person at the library, or via phone (802.225.3318) or email.
It’s important that books are returned so that other students may use them. Fines of 10 cents a day will be charged for each overdue item. However the fines will be waived if you return the item before $5.00 in fines accrue.
As a courtesy, overdue notices will be sent to your student email address. Failure to receive a notice does not exempt you from fines. It is the patrons’ responsibility to return or renew all items on or before the date on which they are due. Prior to graduation, all materials must be returned and any fines paid in full.
If an item is not returned after three notices, or prior to when the student leaves campus, a $75 replacement fee (plus $10 processing fee) will be charged to your student account for each item.
If an item is returned late but before a replacement is purchased, we may be able to waive the replacement fee.
Library fines can be paid in cash at the Library to the Librarian or a Student Assistant.
Lost or replacement charges can be paid through Student Accounts.
Library materials that have been billed and paid and subsequently returned will be credited to your account (minus a $25 processing fee). This applies to lost or replacement charges and not overdue fines.
Borrowers who lose items, or damage them significantly enough to warrant replacement, will be charged a replacement fee of $75 or the price of the item (whichever is higher), plus a $10 processing fee.