NCC's library contains hundreds of books, periodicals, and DVDs relating to the ceramic arts.

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Current NCC members, NCC students, NCC instructors, NCC studio artists, and NCC staff, as well as Minnesota art educators, and MNWCA members may check out materials from the library. Anyone is welcome to browse the collection. A searchable digital catalog containing materials listed by title and subject is also available unfortunately our catalog is not available online at this time.

  • Library hours are Monday to Friday, 9 am – 5:30 pm.
  • When NCC classes are in session, we are also open: TTH: 5:30 – 7:30 pm & Sat: 1 – 5 pm.
  • No more than three items may be checked out at a time. Books, DVDs, and magazines may be checked out for two weeks (though current issues of magazines don't circulate until the next issue arrives). Materials may be renewed once by contacting the librarian at
  • Persons who fail to return library items by the appointed due date will incur late charges for the unreturned items. Late fees of $1.00 per day will be charged to all overdue materials. The replacement cost of items not returned within one month of the due date will be invoiced to the borrower.

For more information, or to reach the librarian, email