The Nash Community College (NCC) Library provides collections, resources, and services to support academic success, professional development, life-long learning, and personal enrichment.
Members of the NCC Library team are available to assist you in the library and by phone or email.
Phone (252) 451-8248
Look for the blue online chat box on this library web page. The online chat service is staffed by contracted librarians on nights and weekends. These librarians do not work at NCC so they are not familiar with everything that the NCC Library has to offer. However, they are very effective with search strategies for finding books, articles, and other material on research topics and the proper format for citing sources.
NCC students and employess are encouraged to bring their NCC photo ID card to the library service desk to establish library borrowing privileges. The NCC ID then becomes a library card for borrowing books and movies, renewing these items online, and requesting books from over 50 North Carolina community college libraries. NCC photo ID cards are made in the Student Services department in building A. NCC alumni and members of the Nash County community may apply for a library card with government photo identification at the NCC Library service desk.
The NCC Library computer lab provides technology for student success. Public patrons are also welcome. Productivity software includes Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Chrome, FireFox, Edge, and Safari web browsers are available. Graphic design software (Dreamweaver, Photoshop, and InDesign) and Blender, Unity, and Unreal Engine for creating 3D games and simulation is provided. The lab features PC and Apple computers. A dedicated Vet Med Tech and Health Sciences computer is available for access to SoftExam. Reservations are required for the SoftExam computer. See the menu on right under Links.
Members of the NCC Library team provide computer support for patrons needing assistance with basic hardware and software questions. The NCC Library service desk is the primary computer help desk for NCC students and community patrons. See the Library Service section above for contact information.
LibGuides is a user-friendly content management system used by members of the library team to curate web guides to assist patrons with research projects. Explore the LibGuides below for books, articles, and other learning resources. Send requests for new LibGuides to a member of the NCC Library team. See the Library Service section of this web page for contact information.
The NCC Library Collection Development Policy describes the priorities for the acquisition of new academic and recreational books, films, and other learning resources. Please submit recommendations for new collection material by using the Book and Movie Purchase Request form on this webpage. Some of our focused collections are highlighted below.
The NCC Library provides 24/7 access to ebooks, audiobooks, full text articles in academic journals and newspapers, images, films, videos, and other online learning resources. Look for links in the column at right for NC LIVE, EBSCO eBooks, OENC eTextbooks, Open Access Journals, Internet Archive, PubMed Central, DigitalNC, NC Digital Collections, Stat!Ref, A to Z The World, and A to Z World Food. Some of these resources are open access while others require a NCC username and password. Some State Library of North Carolina resources require a State Library Card, follow instructions to apply online.
NCC students, faculty, staff, and community patrons may also request a Libby OverDrive account for access to a curated digital collection of ebooks and audiobooks. After an account is established, download the free Libby app to borrow and read/listen to books on preferred devices; smartphone, tablet, or computer. Patrons may recommend books to add to the collection through the Libby website or the Libby app. See Library Service on this web page for information about contacting a member of the library team by phone, email, and online chat.
Tim Valentine Collection
Tim Valentine Jr. (1926 - 2015) was born in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, and practiced law in Nash County. During World War II he served in the Army Air Force in the Pacific Theater. He also served as a representative for the people of this region in the North Carolina General Assembly and the United States Congress. The Tim Valentine Collection contains scrapbooks, photo albums, photographs, documents, artifacts, and other materials. Many treasures of the collection are on display in the Tim Valentine Study Room. Other items are preserved in the library’s archives and are available for use by request. Explore information about Congressman Tim Valentine on the LibGuide below.
The Nash Community College Archives contains catalogs, brochures, newsletters, reports, scrapbooks, and other material relating to the history of the college. Material may be used in the library for research, and several scrapbooks are available online at DigitalNC, sponsored by the North Carolina Digital Heritage Center.
A dynamic collection of movies in DVD format supplements classroom learning and promotes recreational enrichment. The emphasis is on supporting curricular requests, books with movie tie-ins, and award winning films. Search the Films on Demand Video Collection in NC LIVE to stream online videos on instructional and vocational training, business and economics, health and medicine, humanities and social sciences, science and mathematics, travel, fitness programs, home improvement, popular music performances, award winning documentaries, interviews, historical speeches, newsreels, and Indie films.
Early Childhood Collection
The Early Childhood Collection supports the Early Childhood Education program at Nash Community College with books written for young children. These books may also be borrowed for reading to children at home or to read favorite books from your childhood. Search Digital Collections for online articles and ebooks on early childhood learning theory and pedagogy..
Teaching and Learning Collection
Books in the Teaching and Learning Collection promote professional development for NCC faculty and staff with research and scholarship on innovative pedagogy and best practices for higher education. Students will find books to support academic success at Nash Community College and the development of valuable skills for college transfer and transitioning from college to the workforce. Search Digital Collections for online articles and ebooks on Teaching and Learning.
Young Adult Collection
Ranging from series like The Hunger Games and Harry Potter to award winners like John Green’s A Fault in Our Stars, young adult novels are written about or targeted to young adults (ages 12-18). Young Adult books appeal to adult readers as well for their plot, character, and writing quality. Search Digital Collections for Young Adult ebooks and audiobooks.
Graphic Novel Collection
An expanding collection of sequential narrative art features current fiction and nonfiction, as well as renditions of classic literature such as The Odyssey, Macbeth, and Alice in Wonderland. Genres range from comic book superheroes to science fiction, fantasy, horror, humor, and history. Search Digital Collections for ebooks and online articles about the impact of graphic novels in higher education.
Small Business Collection
This collection supports the Small Business Center at Nash Community College. Entrepreneurs will find books for developing a new small business or enhancing an established small business in North Carolina. For articles on small businesses in North Carolina see the Magazine, Newspaper, and Professional Journal collection. See Digital Collections for online articles and ebooks on small businesses.
North Carolina Collection
Explore the heritage and culture of the people of North Carolina. In addition to books of scholarship you will find works of fiction by North Carolina authors as well as books with characters or settings in our state. Topics include state and local history, folklore, sports, education, and politics. For online articles and ebooks search Digital Collections. Primary sources can be found in DigitalNC and NC Digital Collections.
Magazines, Newspapers & Professional Journals
This print collection supports NCC programs of study and recreational reading. Patrons will find local, state, and national newspapers, trade publications, academic journals, and popular magazines. Online articles in journals and newspapers are available in Digital Collections.
Little Free Library
The Little Free Library book exchange is a global reading movement honored by the Library of Congress, the National Book Foundation, and the American Library Association. Founded by Todd Bol, it is designed to look like a one-room schoolhouse. Nash Community College (NCC) joined this nonprofit network to encourage book sharing that grows a community of readers. The NCC Little Free Library is located in front of the Betsy B. Currin Child Development Center. It is free and open to everyone. Take a book and leave a book. The NCC Library accepts donations of new or gently used books for the Little Free Library.
The card catalog in the NCC Library has been repurposed to store a variety of vegetable, fruit, herb, flower and ornamental seeds to support the NCC Culinary program, homegrown sustainable food, decorative planting for homes, gardens and landscapes, and the preservation of plant biodiversity. Students, faculty and staff, as well as members of the community are encouraged to check out seeds. Search for online articles and ebooks about horticulture and agriculture in Digital Collections.
The NCC Library is a member of the Community College Libraries in North Carolina (CCLINC) consortium. CCLINC provides access to more than a million learning resources. Use the online library catalog to request books from CCLINC. To borrow books and obtain articles from other libraries, use the Inter-library Loan Request form on this webpage.
Cooperative borrowing agreements with Joyner Library at East Carolina University (ECU) and the Elizabeth Braswell Pearsall Library at North Carolina Wesleyan College (NCWC) permits current NCC students and employees to borrow books directly from those libraries. Come to the NCC Library service desk or send a request by email to firstname.lastname@example.org for a cooperative borrowing letter of introduction. This letter, along with a NCC photo ID card, is required when completing a borrower’s application at ECU and NCWC.