Welcome to the E. Perrin Edmunds library at Northern Maine Community College.
The mission of the E. Perrin Edmunds Library is to serve as the information and intellectual commons for the NMCC community. Librarians provide impartial, confidential assistance and instruction in locating, evaluating, and using information. We maintain physical and online environments that encourage and facilitate academic investigation, support student success, and instill a desire for lifelong learning.
The library is a comfortable space on campus to come and work and meet with other students. The library loans outs iPads, laptops, and offers two group study rooms. Library resources can be accessed from home via our webpage any time of day simply by using your student ID to login. The library offers many databases, ejournals, and ebooks that provide the latest and most relevant information.
The Edmunds library participates in the Minerva consortium of over 88 libraries in the state of Maine and you may borrow materials from any of these libraries by requesting them through our catalog or by contacting a librarian. Students, faculty, and staff have library privileges at nearby universities and public libraries. The library also participates in Docline and OCLC and borrows materials from libraries throughout the country.
Librarians are available to assist students with their information needs. The library offers workshops throughout the year on a variety of topics such as: APA and MLA style usage, how to assess and select reliable information, improve search skills, and locate information for papers and projects.
The physical collection consists of approximately 15,000 items. The library catalog is part of the Minerva consortium and can be searched from our Web page. We offer wireless access and there is a media center adjacent to the library with 21 workstations and a printer. The Academic Success Center is adjacent to the media center. Students will find library services, tutoring services and IT services in one convenient area of campus.
The library hosts many events throughout the year from booksignings and author talks to art shows. You can find us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and read our blog. If you need help from home, just email, call, text, or IM a librarian.
The library offers a welcoming environment to sit, read, study, meet, and relax. Whether you visit the library in person or use library resources online, we hope your visit is enjoyable and productive.
The library staff is always available to assist you and we appreciate any comments and feedback you may have on your library experience. Please feel free to contact either Gail Roy or Kim Ferguson with any requests.
Information about the Library
Margaret Coffin (1967-1995)
Greg Curtis (1995-2000)
Peggy O'Kane (2000-2008)
Gail Roy (2008- )