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About Norwalk Campus Library

Eligible Borrowers

Access to the library's resources is governed by the following guidelines:

  • Registered CT State Community College students and employees: Individuals with a valid CT State Community College  ID card, login credentials, and password enjoy full access to both the library's online and physical resources.
  • Students and employees from other CSCU institutions: Individuals from other Connecticut State Colleges and Universities (CSCU) institutions can borrow physical resources from the library by presenting a valid ID card from their home institution. However, they do not have access to online resources.
  • Connecticut residents: Connecticut residents can obtain a guest library card by presenting a current Connecticut photo ID. Non-residents who work in Connecticut can get a guest library card by showing a current photo ID and a current paystub from their Connecticut employer. Guest library cards are valid for one year. Guest users have borrowing privileges for physical resources but do not have access to online resources.
  • CCALD Reciprocal Borrowing Program participants: Individuals from libraries participating in the Council of Connecticut Academic Library Directors (CCALD) Reciprocal Borrowing Program can borrow physical resources by presenting their home library card and a CCALD form signed by their home library director. However, they do not have access to online resources.

These access policies are designed to ensure that different user groups can benefit from the library's resources while adhering to licensing agreements, institutional affiliations, and local library consortia arrangements.



  • Books and audio materials: 4 weeks.
  • DVDs: 1 week.
  • Reserves materials are available to CT State CC students for in-library use only.

Faculty & Staff

  • Books and audio materials: 4 weeks.
  • DVDs: 1 week
  • Reserves materials are available to CT State CC students for in-library use only.

Guests and CCALD

  • Books and audio materials: 4 weeks
  • DVDs: 1 week
  • Reserves and books from other CSCU libraries unavailable

CSCU Resources Sharing:

  • All items are shared with CSCU Students, Faculty, and Staff following the CSCU consortium policy.


Books and audio materials may be renewed once. Before the item is due, you can renew it yourself in your online library account, or call the library to request a renewal. After the item is due, you must present it in person to be renewed.

Overdue and Lost Items

Everett I. L. Baker Library does not charge overdue fines and fees. When items are three weeks overdue, the system will change the status to Lost. Users with lost library items will be notified to contact the library to return or replace the lost item to resolve the issue. Their library and Banner accounts are blocked until they contact the library and return the item or replace it with an identical copy. Users with lost library items who fail to contact the library may not register for courses, add or drop courses, check grades, or access college transcripts until their records are cleared. The block is lifted when the item is returned or replaced with an identical copy. Guest users with overdue or lost items are prohibited from borrowing additional items or renewing expired guest library cards.

Consortium Borrowing

Registered students and employees with CT State CC accounts may request physical books from other CSCU libraries through Norwalk Library's online library catalog. The requested books will be delivered to Baker Library within a few days. You will receive an automatic email when the book is available for you to pick up. You can return these books to Baker Library for delivery back to their home institutions.