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International Students: Library

Library Resources for International Students at NMC

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We have ChromeBooks to use in the library.  Ask at the desk!

You can borrow a laptop just like you borrow books.  Take it home, keep it for three weeks, and renew for another three weeks if you need to.

Contact Us

We are here to help you with your research!
Reference: (231) 995-1540
Circulation: (231) 995-1060
Text: (231) 660-1060
Twitter: @NMC_library

Live Chat

Research Guides

To find the best library materials for your class, use one of our

Research Guides 

Research guides like this one provide links to books, articles, and websites specific to your class or subject.

Library Etiquette

Cell phones:
Put them on vibrate.

No problem.

Talking on your phone in quiet study areas or stacks:
Short conversations only.

Listening to music:
Use your headphones.
Make sure the sound isn’t so loud other people can hear it.

Eating and drinking:
No problem if you clean up after yourself.
Drinks in covered containers.

Keep your voice low.
The reference room is great for group work.
Quieter areas around the back of the library.
Quiet Study Room next to the service desk.

Photos by Onderwijsgek (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

Ask Us Anything!

Don't hesitate to ask!  Librarians can answer all kinds of questions about the college, the city, classes . . . . whatever!  Don't be shy!

Finding Foreign Language Books

Our book collection is small and does not contain many non-English books.  However, we can borrow books in your language from other libraries.  

  • Search MelCat using the subject "[insert language here] language materials," (for example: "arabic language materials.")  
  • Choose a title.
  • Click "Get this for me!"
  • You will be asked for your institution and your library card number.  
  • Once the order is complete, your book will arrive at our library in 3-5 days.  
  • MelCat is a free service.  
  • If you have problems ordering books, call 995-1540 or come to the library!