Academic Enhancement

The Library

The Nash Community College Library houses a continually growing collection of print and nonprint resources which have been selected to enrich all programs. It provides facilities for research, study, reading, listening and viewing to supplement class instruction. In addition, the library serves recreational interests of students, faculty, staff, and the community at large.

Expanded and renovated in 1996, the Library provides seating for 186 persons in a spacious, comfortable, well-lit area easily accessible from all campus buildings. The mezzanine, located away from the hub of activity, is designated for quiet study. Three conference rooms are available for group study and small meetings. The collection of 42,000 books is accessed via a computerized catalog known as WebCat. The WebCat system is user friendly and also allows access to the library holdings of all North Carolina community colleges and other selected colleges and universities.

Online resources are available in the Library at designated Internet stations. Internet users are required to adhere to the College's Internet Policy found on page 51 of the catalog. Before logging on, patrons must present a valid library card and sign the Internet log. Assistance with the library system is available upon request. Remote access is also available for most on-line databases including WebCat.

State-of-the-art method of obtaining online information is available via NC-LIVE. NC-LIVE, an acronym for North Carolina Libraries for Virtual Education, is a partnership of North Carolina's libraries that provides access to a vast world of informational and educational resources. Acollection of more than 40 separate and unique databases, NC-LIVE is a gateway to articles and publications from magazines, newspapers, scholarly/professional journals, and a variety of reference sources. It is subscription-
based, thus assuring authenticity. Although NC-LIVE is accessed through the Internet, the resources are not available through general use of the Internet.

A variety of audiovisual materials, equipment, and services are available to support the curricula and meet the needs of Nash Community College and serve area citizens. A notable attraction is the collection of classic and popular movies which are available for a three-day free loan period. Late fees accrue at a rate of are $1 per day per video. Outstanding movie and book fines may prevent a student from obtaining a transcript or having a transcript sent to another college, and subsequent class registration.

Library hours are 7:30 AM-9:00 PM Monday through Thursday, and 8:00 AM-4:00 PM on Friday. Hours during the summer months are 8:00 AM-8:00 PM Monday through Thursday and 8:00 AM-4:00 PM on Friday.