NEC Libraries – Hours between Finals and Summer School

Monday, May 23 through Friday, May 27: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 28: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 29: Closed

Monday, May 30: Closed (Memorial Day)
Tuesday, May 31 through Thursday, June 2: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday, June 3: 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Saturday, June 4: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Firestone Library only)
Sunday, June 5: Closed

Monday, June 6: Summer hours begin:
   Mondays through Thursdays: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
   Fridays: 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
   Evenings, Saturdays, Sundays: Closed


At this year’s NEC Commencement on May 22, 2016, long time Composition faculty member Malcolm Peyton will be awarded an honorary doctorate. Check out our new virtual exhibit honoring Mac Peyton!!




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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.