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Charles P. Puksta Library

Mission of the Library: Charles P. Putska Library supports the curricular and research needs of River Valley Community College through the provision of information resources, services, and instruction.






7:30 to 8:00

7:30 to 8:00

7:30 to 8:00

7:30 to 8:00

8:00 to 4:00

“Without libraries what have we? We have no past and no future.”― Ray Bradbury


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Core Resources

For Students

  • Books & Ebooks
  • Article Databases
  • A-Z Publication Finder
  • Streaming Videos
  • Database Tutorials: The library has informative videos to choose from:  how to improve your search results; search for ebooks, and more.
  • Learning Express Library: features nearly 1,000 online tutorials, practice tests, and eBooks to help patrons of all ages. It offers job search and workplace skills improvement, skill building in reading, writing, math, and basic science, career certification and licensure exam prep, college and grad school entrance test prep, GED® test prep, and more.
  • Medcom Nurse Training ProgramsTraining videos are valuable for nursing programs looking to enhance student learning. These videos cover important topics such as health care safety, emergency planning, checking vital signs and many more. Videos are available in flash format, and are broken down into chaptered clips for easy study.
  • Open Access Datasets
  • ProCon.org: provides professionally-researched pro, con, and related information on more than 50 controversial issues from gun control and death penalty to illegal immigration and alternative energy.
  • Web Resources by Academic Focus Areas
  • Videatives: Download video files to your computer or stream from the internet any of our 300+ video titles. Increase your understanding of children's thinking and learning. (contact library for login info)

TILT Tutorial: The information literacy tutorial for basic college research.


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Other Resources

For Library Staff: Puksta Library Intranet


















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Phone: X5465

Research Help:


ILL Help:


Library Staff

Jim Allen,

Library Director

Gloria Oakes,

Library Associate

Deb Duclos-Emond,

Library Technician





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(603) 542-7744
1 College Place
Claremont, NH 03743


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