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Library Policies: Borrowing Library Materials- Circulation

Registering and Borrowing

The Max R. Traurig Library at Naugatuck Valley Community College is open to Connecticut residents, especially to those from Waterbury and towns in the College’s service region. The library registration process is free, easy and quick (5 minutes). The Library Registration Form can be filled out in the library or submitted online.  First-time users will be asked for a signature and identification when they borrow library materials.

All registered users can check out library materials at the main Circulation Desk, located on the 5th floor (L523) of the Learning Resources Building. There is no charge to borrow library items (books, music CDs, DVDs, videos, magazines and journals, flash drives and more), to use computers at the library (including wireless), and to search electronic databases. 

Renewing, Placing Holds, & Returning Overdue Items

Renewing Library items

Library users are welcome to renew their borrowed items in person at the Circulation Desk (L523), by phone at 203-575-8024 or online.

How to process the online renewal:

For online renewal, go to the Library Online Catalog.

  • Click “My Account” (near the heading area).
  • At the prompt, enter “Institution ID" (Banner number) and “Last Name,” then “Log In.”

When “Patron Record” appears on the screen, Library borrowers can renew any items that have not yet been renewed and are not currently overdue or on hold for another patron.

Placing a hold on Library items

Registered Library users can place a hold (reserve) on any available item within the Library. Patrons may visit the Circulation Desk for assistance in placing or cancelling holds. When the item is available, we will notify you by phone or e-mail. A “hold” may be placed online, by phone 203-575-8024 or in person at the Circulation Desk (L523).

Returning Overdue Items

The library and its holdings are used by all registered patrons. As a courtesy to fellow users, we expect and appreciate the prompt return of all borrowed materials. Patrons who choose not to return their items to the Library or who neglect to pay for the replacement of lost items will be prevented from borrowing additional items. Patrons with overdue Reserved or Interlibrary Loan (ILL) items will immediately lose their borrowing privileges until the items are returned. An NVCC student who has not resolved the problem of lost items will be prevented from registering for classes, requesting a transcript, or graduating from the college. 

Community Borrower Privileges

ITEM TYPE

BORROW

RENEW

Books

5 books for 3 weeks

1 renewal

DVDS, VHS, & CDs

5 items for 3 weeks

x

Audiobooks

x

x

Netbooks

x

x

USB Flash Drives

x

x

Reserve Textbooks

x

x

Magazines & Journals

Library use only

x

Nooks

x

x

Electronic Databases

Library use only

x

Reference Items

Library use only

x

InterLibrary Loan Items

x

x

Limit of 10 total items

NVCC Student Borrowing Privileges

ITEM TYPE

BORROW

RENEW

Books

3 weeks

1 renewal

DVDS, VHS, & CDs

3 weeks

1 renewal

Audiobooks

3 weeks

1 renewal

Netbooks

On-campus use only, must be returned same day of checkout before library closing time

x

USB Flash Drives

3 weeks

1 renewal

Reserve Textbooks

On-campus use only, 4 hour borrowing period. 2 item limit.

x

Magazines & Journals

Library use only

x

Nooks

3 weeks

1 renewal

Electronic Databases

Unlimited access on campus & off

x

Reference Items

Library use only

x

InterLibrary Loan Items

Based on lending institution’s policies

x

Limit of 20 total items

Faculty & Staff Borrowing Privileges

ITEM TYPE

BORROW

RENEW

Books

3 weeks*

2 renewals

DVDS, VHS, & CDs

3 weeks*

2 renewals

Audiobooks

3 weeks*

1 renewal

Netbooks

3 weeks*

x

USB Flash Drives

3 weeks*

1 renewal

Reserve Textbooks

x

x

Magazines & Journals

3 weeks*

1 renewal

Nooks

x

x

Electronic Databases

Unlimited access on campus & off

x

Reference Items

Upon request

x

InterLibrary Loan Items

Based on lending institution’s policies

x

*longer by request

Connecticut State Universities and Post

 

ITEM TYPE

BORROW

RENEW

Books

3 weeks

1 renewal

DVDS, VHS, & CDs

3 weeks

1 renewal

Audiobooks

x

x

Netbooks

x

x

USB Flash Drives

x

x

Reserve Textbooks

x

x

Magazines & Journals

Library use only

x

Nooks

x

x

Electronic Databases

On campus use only

x

Reference Items

x

x

InterLibrary Loan Items

x

x

Limit of 15 total items