Welcome to the NPC Library FAQs page. Search this guide to find information on most of our policies and answers to our frequently asked questions. Contact us if you don't see the answers to your questions. You can visit us in person, send a message to Ask A Librarian, or call (501) 760-4110.
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General Library FAQs
General Library FAQs – Hours of operation; contact info; where to get help; copier info; general media info; other general library info
The library is open Monday – Friday year-round, except for days the NPC campus is closed. Hours vary by semester, so be sure to check the library website for updates. The library's hours of operation are posted by the entrance and listed on our home page. The library will be open limited hours between semesters and during the summer.
For assistance of any kind, go to the library's information desk. The information desk is located near the library entrance. The staff at the information desk can assist you with checking out library materials, borrowing items on reserve, and any questions you may have about library research.
The library offers Community Patron accounts to citizens of Garland County over the age of 18. Community Patrons may use library materials, gain access to online research databases (on campus only) and borrow a limited number of materials.
Yes. The library usually employs 1-2 student assistants. First, complete an application for student employment in the Financial Aid office or find the application online here. Indicate your interest in the library and bring a copy of your application to the library once you know how many hours are eligible for you.
Yes. The photocopier is located near the library entrance. Copies can be made at a charge of $.10 per page for non-color (black & white only) or $.25 per page for color copies. General office supplies are also available at the copier including stapler, scissors, paper clips, correction fluid, 3-hole punch, and paper trimmer.
Students request that we keep the library as quiet as possible so they may concentrate on their studies. Please keep your conversations low, use headphones to listen to audio on your computers, turn your cell phones to vibrate, and take your calls outside of the library. You may use the study rooms for small groups, as available. Be respectful of the activities of others using the facilities.
The library has four study rooms that can accommodate small groups (2 to 8 people). Three rooms are equipped with a white board; three with DVD and/or VHS and one with Blu-Ray. The rooms may be reserved in advance at the information desk; otherwise, they are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Preference will be given to students needing to view reference videos for a class assignment. Stop by the information desk in order to reserve a study room for up to 2 hours.
You may watch a DVD on one of the library computers - with headphones. Headphones can be borrowed at the information desk. You may also watch a movie in one of the library's viewing rooms; check with the information desk to see which, if any, of the viewing rooms are available. Depending on room and equipment availability, preference will be given to students needing to view reference videos for a class assignment.