Welcome to the Bennett Library!


Our mission is to support the Lakes Region CC mission by ensuring the best possible services and access to library resources for all users.

Due to the Covid-19 outbreak, the Bennett Library is current closed.  If you need library services, please contact Penny Garrett.

Summer Hours

Monday – Thursday: 7:30 am – 6 pm
Friday: 8 am – 4pm

Fall and Spring Semesters

Monday – Thursday: 8 am – 8 pm
Friday: 8 am – 4 pm

Summer and Holiday hours change and will be posted accordingly

What’s New

Find out what’s happening at Bennett Library

About Us

Located at the heart of the College, Bennett Library houses a comfortable reading room with resources in a variety of formats. Access to the Library’s catalog is available 24 hours a day via the Web, as are the electronic databases. Study rooms are also available for student use.

Librarians support our students in their academic work by providing individual or group classes to help with the Internet, with database research, and  with homework. Handouts  are available to   explain how to find and use the many resources in the library .

Acceptable Computer Use
Read the CCSNH policy on acceptable use of technology

Bennett Library Club

Bennett Library Club supports activities to enhance library and the entire college community.

Online Databases


Library Catalog
Shared catalog of the seven CCSNH libraries

Ebook Academic Collection

National Fire Codes Online
Full text edition of the most current National fire Codes.

Combined catalog of public, school, and academic libraries that make up the New Hampshire Automated Information System.


Searchable collection of databases with 10,000+ full text and indexed journals, magazines, newspapers, conference papers, and reports

Online Database Tutorials 

Click on the bulleted links below
for online assistance or refresher for searching these databases:

ProQuest Central
Full text access to over 8,000 scholarly journals, magazines, dissertations, newspapers, and reports covering 160 subject areas.

SIRS Issues Researcher
Searchable collection of full text articles and graphics on viewpoints of social issues.

Bennett Library Web Resources



Citing Sources

Style Guides: Official APA Site | APA Style | MLA Style |Chicago Manual of Style | KnightCite Citation Generator
Citation/Bibliography Tools: EasyBib Pro Academic Edition | bibme – APA, MLA, Chicago – Citation GeneratorCitation Machine (formats references into MLA or APA)


American Heritage Dictionary | Merriam Webster OnlineSpecialty Dictionaries | Word Spy


US Zip Codes | Who Where? –telephone/address directory


Encyclopedia Britannica Online 

Government Resources

NH Revised Statutes Online | NH Commercial Driver’s Manual (CDL) | NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards

Internet Research Sources

Visuwords – Online graphical dictionary


Keene State College

Southern New Hampshire University

Laconia Public Library

New Hampshire State Library

Plymouth State University

University of New Hampshire

Library of Congress

Newspapers and News Sources

AllSidesBoston Globe | Christian Science MonitorLe Monde | MSNBC | New York Times | Union Leader | USA Today | Washington Post

Research Sources

Google Scholar | Visuwords – Online graphical dictionary and thesaurus


Anatomy of a Scholarly Article 
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