“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. Please see the Director of Information Resources, Timarie Malo, for any reference needs or assistance.
- By Phone: (508) 992-4025 x305
By Email: email@example.com