Library Services

Student

Who Can Borrow Materials From Puksta Library?

  • Current RVCC students

  • Employees of the college

  • Community residents

  • Students of other New Hampshire academic institutions.

How Long Can Library Materials Be Checked Out?

  • Books: Three weeks

  • Videotapes: One week

  • Reference books: Library use only

  • Magazines and newspapers: Library use only

  • Audiocassette recorders: One day

  • Headphones: Due at end of day

Interlibrary Loan 
Interlibrary loan provides access to resources not available at Puksta Library. Books and other materials can be borrowed from libraries in New Hampshire and throughout the United States. This service can take anywhere from a few days to a few weeks, so please plan accordingly. Interlibrary loan is not designed for last minute research. For more information, see our complete interlibrary loan policy. You can email requests to library staff.

Reference help and library instruction
Library instruction is available to individuals or groups. Group sessions can be general introductions to the library or in depth instruction in the use of particular resources. Faculty may schedule these sessions at anytime. Please schedule the sessions at least one week in advance to allow library staff adequate preparation time.

Library staff are available during all hours of operation to assist you with your questions. Drop in anytime or set up an appointment for more in depth assistance. You can also call or email questions to library staff anytime.

Audio-Visual Equipment
The library has a variety of audiovisual equipment that can be borrowed for use on campus. This includes the following

  • Video cameras

  • Slide projector

  • Stereo system

  • Laptop computers

  • Portable LCD projectors

Please see library staff to sign out/reserve any of these items. Library staff can provide basic instruction in the use of the A/V equipment, but students and faculty are expected to operate the equipment independently.