August 3, 2020
Need library materials? Library staff will check them out and bring them to you just outside the doors of the SLPC. Pickups are Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, noon – 4:00. To request materials, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include:
Your phone number
The barcode from your NEC ID
The call number, or the online catalog’s persistent link, of the item(s) you need
The day and time you’d like to come to NEC
The materials will have been quarantined already when given to you, and the librarian will be wearing a mask and gloves. When retrieving the materials, please wear your mask and show us your NEC ID.
July 20, 2020
The Blumenthal Family Library will be open in the fall semester, though some services may be modified to accommodate safe distancing. The library will offer expanded digital resources for the 2020-2021 academic year.
The Montrone and Prevost Rooms will be used for small classes during the fall semester, in keeping with safe distancing requirements outlined in the Health section on the Welcome Back page.
Our staff are always available for reference questions. Please send an email to: email@example.com.
Over the coming weeks, the library will be drafting a detailed service plan that follows Massachusetts state guidelines for health and safety. This plan will include a procedure for picking up library materials without borrowers needing to enter the library space.
A book drop has been placed in the lobby of the SLPC.When entering the building, please be sure to wear a mask and tell the security guard that you are returning library materials to the book drop.
April 28, 2020
The Blumenthal Family Library is closed until further notice. This includes all self-service technology such as printing, photocopying, scanning, etc. Library staff, however, are working remotely so please feel free to contact us using the library staff directory.
Contact Richard Vallone, Head of Public Services, Blumenthal Family Library, to schedule a one-on-one Zoom virtual research appointment, or to discuss any other library matter. Available Mondays through Fridays 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (EDT).
Due dates: all materials checked out this semester have been renewed and are now due September 11, the first week of classes of the Fall semester. The library will notify borrowers about the best way to return materials once the library re-opens.
We foresee no interruption in our databases and online products, which will remain available for registered borrowers. If you have difficulty accessing these products, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition, some publishers and cultural venues have kindly permitted free access during this work-from-home period. Included are eBooks, online journals, scores, information resources, teaching aids, streaming videos, and virtual tours.
Music Resources for Remote Access, Teaching, and Entertainment
To access many of our online resources, you first need to be registered to borrow materials from the library. If you are unable to log in to a resource, please send a message to email@example.com from your NEC email account, and include:
- The 13-digit barcode that starts with 1112 from the bottom of your NEC ID
- Your Boston address
- Your telephone number
We will check the status of your account and register you if needed.
Questions regarding borrowing or research? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Library updates and information will be announced on this website and our social media platforms:
For full details about NEC during this time, please see NEC's Resource Center.