In honor of the first man to circumnavigate the world alone, the library at Northeast Maritime Institute is named after Captain Joshua Slocum, who rebuilt his 36’ sloop Spray in Fairhaven, Massachusetts, and sailed it alone 46,000 miles from 1895 to 1898.

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

Joshua Slocum (20 February 1844 – 14 November 1909) and the Spray – the vessel he sailed around the world alone. Read more about Joshua Slocum HERE.

In honor of the first man to circumnavigate the world alone, the library at Northeast Maritime Institute is named after Captain Joshua Slocum, who rebuilt his 36’ sloop Spray in Fairhaven, Massachusetts, and sailed it alone 46,000 miles from 1895 to 1898.

Joshua Slocum (20 February 1844 – 14 November 1909) and the Spray – the vessel he sailed around the world alone. Read more about Joshua Slocum HERE.

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

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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.

Contact Information

Director of Learning Resources

Elizabeth Winiarz

Want to Know More about Joshua Slocum?

Learn more about Joshua Slocum’s life, and his journey solo-sailing around the world.

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Gale, through our membership with Massachusetts Libraries, provides us with a number of databases to search for Magazine articles, Scholarly journal articles, Newspaper articles and Encyclopedia entrees. To search for a topic, select a database and type your topic into the search box.

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The SAILS Library Network is a collaboration between 73 libraries throughout 39 communities in Southeastern Massachusetts. If you obtain a library card from any of the 73 libraries, then you may request items from any of the other 73 libraries. The library card is free and available through the Millicent Library in Fairhaven. If you have a library card from the Millicent Library in Fairhaven, you may access all of their online resources such as e-books, e-magazines, databases and Museum passes.

The vast resources of the Boston Public Library are available to anyone who lives, works or goes to school in Massachusetts. You may access their e-book collection, their research databases as well as their downloadable, movies and tv episodes, magazines and music. To sign up for a BPL E-Card, instructions follow.

How to Register for a Boston Public Library e-Card

If you live, work or go to school in Massachusetts, you may register for a Boston Public Library eCard. This gives you access to many wonderful resources and research databases.

  1. Go to www.bpl.org
  2. Click on LogIn/Register at the top right corner of the page
  3. If you have already registered, fill in your Library Card Number and PIN
  4. To register, at right it says ”Don’t have a BPL card? Get an eCard” Click on Get an eCard
  5. At right, click on the blue box “Register or Renew an eCard
  6. Answer the questions. If you are from out of state, use the Northeast Maritime Institute address: 32 Washington St., Fairhaven, MA 02719
  7. Once you have your eCard number and have set your PIN you have access to all the research and entertainment resources of the Boston Public Library

Searching Databases through the Boston Public Library

  1. Begin at the BPL homepage www.bpl.org
  2. Click on LogIn/Register at the top right corner of the page, fill in your eCard number and PIN
  3. There is a red strip that runs across the top of the page. Hover over “Books & More” to see all the resources available to you
  4. Under the second column “Learning & Research” click on “Online Resources
  5. You will now see 2 boxes. One is by Subject, the other is by Format. Click on “View All” to expand the lists under either of these two headings
  6. When you see a database that interests you, click on it. You will either be taken directly to the search page for that database or sometimes you will be asked to fill in your eCard number and PIN again. Go ahead and do that. You are now ready to search.