Olympio T. Borja Memorial Library Services
Any student attending Northern Marianas College is a library
member. NMC staff & faculty
are also library members. Members of the public may purchase annual individual
($10.00) or family ($20.00) memberships.
Borrowing, Renewals, & Overdue Fines
NMC students, staff, and the public may borrow books for a period of three weeks. NMC faculty may borrow books for a period of one month. Borrowers are limited to a maximum of three books on a specific topic. Borrowers are limited to a maximum of 10 items at one time. Public members may borrow up to 2 books and 1 (AV) Audio Visual item at one time. Each item may be renewed once. Renewals may be requested in person, over the phone, or by contacting us via the web. Renewals establish a new due date one term of loan from the date presented for renewal. Overdue fines for books accrue at $0.20 per day, Audio Visual Materials at $0.30. per day.
A professional reference librarian is usually available
to assist you in locating information. The library maintains an extensive reference
book collection and has access to many databases and outside sources. It is
always wise to discuss your research project with one of the librarians. Just
ask at the reference desk.
Faculty members may schedule library tours, library instruction
in general research skills and the use of the library, and subject level research
classes that explore the resources unique to specific discipline areas. These
classes can also be further customized to meet students' needs for their research
In addition, the librarians are always happy to provide individual assistance
Books and other materials placed on reserve by instructors are shelved behind the circulation desk. Please inquire for items on reserve for your class. Reserve items are for Library use only.
Books and journal and magazine articles can be obtained
through interlibrary loan. Through this service, library users can have access
to materials available at other libraries in the Western Pacific or around
the world. Ask at the reference desk for more information.
A coin-operated copying machine is in the main reading room
for $0.15 per copy.
Double-ply, hot process lamination will preserve and protect both
sides of posters, certificates or other materials as wide as 30 inches. The
charge is $1.00 per running foot. Please request this service at least one
day in advance. Inquire at the circulation desk.