Library Mission & Policies

Information on Library Procedure



"A library in the middle of a community is a cross between an emergency exit, a life raft and a festival. They are cathedrals of the mind; hospitals of the soul; theme parks of the imagination. On a cold, rainy island, they are the only sheltered public spaces where you are not a consumer, but a citizen, instead.  A mall - the shops - are places where your money makes the wealthy wealthier. But a library is where the wealthy’s taxes pay for you to become a little more extraordinary, instead."


- British writer Caitlin Moran




Joshua Slocum Library Mission Statement


To equip NMI students with the resources to attain the combination of knowledge, critical thinking, problem solving, ethical decision making, and confidence which will enable them to safely and efficiently operate, maintain, and manage the ships of today and the maritime industry of tomorrow.



Joshua Slocum Library Policies


The Joshua Slocum Library is open Monday to Friday 9:00 to 5:00. Books are available for checkout at any time.



Library Contact


Elizabeth Winiarz,


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