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Circulation Periods
Books: 3 weeks (renewable)
Videos (VHS/DVDs): 1 week (renewable)
Newspapers: Non-circulating
Journals: Non-circulating
Reference: Non-circulating

Contact Us

Phone 603-882-6923. For general questions, please call x1561. If you are on campus, please stop in and ask for help at the library's main desk.

 

Director of Learning Resources: William McIntyre, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. x1567

Reference Librarian: Maggie Bero, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. x1565

Cataloging and Interlibrary Loan: Melissa Roberts, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. x1532

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Reference Help

Please call extension 1565 if you need assistance with your research, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and your question will be answered as soon as possible during the day. Instructional classes may also be scheduled by contacting the Reference Librarian.

Audiovisual Equipment

The library has AV equipment available for faculty use. Instructors may stop in at the library or call x1561 to make reservations for laptop use, LCD projectors, CD/Tape Players, cameras, and TV/VCR/DVD units. All borrowed equipment should not leave the building.

CCSNH Interlibrary Loan

  • If you need material not held here in our library, we may be able to borrow it for you from one of the other CCSNH libraries.
  • Please fill out an ILL FORM at the circulation desk.
  • It may take up to two weeks to get a book .

tlc-people-pyramidWriting Center
at the Learning Commons

The Writing Center, now located at the Learning Commons in room 100, offers students an opportunity to discuss and refine their writing skills employed in various College curricula through one-on-one sessions with qualified writing consultants. Students will develop self-confidence as writers and have a better understanding of the writing process.

The Writing Center is also a resource for all faculty who desire classroom instruction in various writing topics, such as research and documentation. For students, Writing Center sponsored workshops are offered throughout the year.

For more information or to schedule a one-on-one appointment, please visit the Learning Commons in Room 100. You may also contact one of our Support Staff at (603) 578-8900, extension 1453. 

WRITING CENTER MISSION STATEMENT

The Learning Commons Writing Center at Nashua Community College strives to assist enrolled students become more confident writers and to increase their understanding of the writing process.  The Writing Center offers each student an opportunity to discuss and refine their writing skills employed in various College curricula. 

WRITING CENTER POLICIES

All NCC and Granite State students are welcomed to use the Writing Center.  All of our staff members are committed to treating you with respect and will work with you as a unique writer. 

Each student will need to assume personal responsibilities for his/her own work.  To facilitate student learning we ask that each student adhere to the following policies.  The Writing Center expects students to:

  • Spend an adequate amount of time doing their writing and revising.

  • Prepare ahead of time and not wait until the due date of their paper to seek writing assistance.

  • Come to each session with ideas, questions and to participate as an active learner

  • Bring two copies of your draft or paper and a class assignment description

  • Cancel an appointment in advance as repeated no-shows may result in the loss of scheduled Writing Center appointments for the remainder of the semester. 

Writing Consultants will encourage you, the student, to participate in the review and revision process during each session.  However, writing conferences are:

  • Not a drop-off or proofreading service

  • Not responsible for your grades or instructor comments

  • Not a place where papers are written for you.

Student’s writings and papers will be held in confidence, unless you grant written permission to others.  As an author, you – and only you- remain responsible for your writings.


Writing Center FAQs

Who is welcome? All NCC students who want assistance with the writing process are encouraged to make an appointment with a writing consultant.

What happens here? One-to-one conferencing on:  topic choice, focus, organization development, grammar and style.  Also, conferencing can focus on research papers, technical reports and other projects.

How can I access it? Visit The Learning Commons, Room 100, to sign-up for a 30-minute appointment.

Who is on the staff of the Writing Center? The Writing Center is staffed by experienced English instructors.

When should I use the Writing Center? As soon as you have been given a writing assignment by any professor or you want to brainstorm a topic; come in and schedule an appointment.

What should I bring to my appointment? Come prepared with the assignment and course syllabus.  Bring a completed Writing Center conference form which you will get when you sign-up for an appointment.  If you have already completed some brainstorming, bring your notes and any outlines you have begun.

Can I drop my paper off at the Center and pick it up after the consultant edits it? Part of the visit to the Center is to learn more about the writing process and how you can improve as a writer.  It is important for you to interact and participate in the review and editing process:  therefore you cannot simply drop your paper off.

Is there a fee for using the Writing Center? No.  The Writing Center is free-of-charge for enrolled NCC students.

Revising, Editing, & Proofing

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Disability Services - Preparing for College

1. Know Yourself

  • Have a goal.
  • Understand your disability.
  • Know what has helped you in the past.
  • Obtain current and complete documentation needed for college.  (High school IEPs and 504 plans are valid for high school use ONLY.)

2.  Differences Between High School and College

QUESTION HIGH SCHOOL COLLEGE
How are services requested? Students do not have to request Students must request
Who provides, arranges, and pays for assessment? High School Student
Is parental involvement allowed? Yes Only with student's written permission
Are there Special Education Services (including modified courses or instruction, personal or educational aides, behavioral modifications, and specialized tutoring)? Yes No
How are instructors informed? School personnel inform teachers Students inform instructors
College students decide when, if, and to whom they disclose a disability.  Most students choose to do so upon entering.  Students often do not need accommodations (academic adjustments) in all of their courses.  Accommodations are not effective until college reasonable accommodation plans (RAP) are developed and copies distributed to instructors.

3.  Know How to Communicate Your Needs

Be your own advocate.  Ask questions.  Listen to replies.  Make notes.

 

ASK WHEN YOU APPLY MEET WITH DISABILITY COORDINATOR BEFORE COURSES BEGIN MEET WITH YOUR ADVISOR AND INSTRUCTORS
Who do I contact for disability support? Find out what documentation is required and obtain it. Meet your academic advisor as soon as possible, perhaps even before classes begin.  Give your advisor a copy of your RAP.
Are any entrance or course placement tests required?  If so, how do I arrange accommodations for them? Review your documentation with the disability coordinator. Meet with instructors privately and early.  (Accommodations are not retroactive.)  Give each a copy of your RAP when you discuss your needs and arrange for accommodations.
Are there foreign language requirements? Develop a Reasonable Accommodation Plan (RAP). Use the course syllabus wisely.  A syllabus generally includes:  course objectives, office location and hours, text and supplies needed, attendance/homework policy, and grading/testing information.
Do you have a specialized program for students with disabilities?  If so, what does it cost and how can I apply? Seek advice about course content, instructors, and scheduling.
Learn how to deliver your RAP to your instructors and academic advisor.
Practice what you will say to your instructors and academic advisor.

 

4.  Know Your Options

  • Consider various programs:  Select Courses - Certificate Program - Associate Degree - Bachelor's Degree
  • Begin by focusing on your strengths.
  • Consider taking fewer courses each semester than suggested.  (This may extend your program.)
  • Find out how many credit hours needed for full-time student status.
  • Ask your advisor for guidance before you adjust your schedule.
  • Realize that summer college courses are often condensed into fewer weeks and longer class sessions. 

 

Disability Services - Mission Statement

It is the mission of the Community College System of New Hampshire's Disability Services to provide equal education access, opportunities, and experiences to all qualified students with documented disabilities who register with the college's Disability Services office.  Reasonable accommodations are provided to students to allow them to achieve at a level limited only by their abilities and not by their disabilities.  Assistance is provided in a collaborative way to help students develop strong and effective independent learning and self-advocacy skills, as they assume responsibilities for reaching their academic goals.

Adopted 2006

Notice of Non-Discrimination

Nashua Community College does not discriminate in the administration of its admission and educational programs, activities or employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, handicap, veteran status, sexual orientation, or marital status.