NEC Libraries – Summer Hours
Mondays through Thursdays:
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Fridays: 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Evenings, Saturdays, Sundays: Closed
Both libraries closed Friday July 1 through Monday July 4, for Independence Day.
Penguin Pass & Library Copy Card: Add Value or Register to use
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Housed in the Harriet M. Spaulding Library and the Idabelle Firestone Audio Library, NEC holds one of the major music collections in the United States, including over 150,000 volumes of scores, sound and video recordings and books about music, as well as subscriptions to all of the major music journals and electronic music databases. In addition, the library archives and special collections boast a rich treasure of manuscripts, 1st editions, personal papers and recorded performances of many of the great composers and musicians who have taught and performed at NEC over the past 147 years.
All members of the NEC community with a current validated NEC ID may borrow scores and books from the library collections. Visitors from outside NEC are welcome to use print materials in the reading room of Spaulding Library or to use audio/visual materials in the Firestone Library. During the academic year, the libraries are open seven days a week and evenings from Sunday through Friday. Reference help is available in both libraries during weekdays and is also available most evenings at the Spaulding Library Reference Desk.