NCTC Libraries offer a variety of services to instructors to assist in creating a positive educational experience for our students.
NCTC Libraries are essential in allowing students to meet information literacy objectives. Professional librarians are available on all campuses to assist students in finding and citing sources of information.
Faculty are invited to schedule instruction sessions by contacting a librarian at the appropriate campus. Please schedule at least one week prior to the occurrence in the course calendar. We can tailor these presentations to your assignments, and in some cases, can even bring the presentation to your classroom for a hands-on tour of resources. Individual assistance in using Library resources is also available during normal hours of operation in person or via email or phone.
Feel free to use this handy Instructor Contact Form to contact your NCTC librarian.
Online Library Instruction
Be sure and check out the new Library Instruction group on Canvas! These lessons are designed to introduce the NCTC Library and its resources to students and faculty.
NCTC Libraries offer various audio-visual equipment to be checked out by faculty for classroom use. Media equipment (TV/DVD/VCR) is also available for use within the Library. Instructors at the Corinth campus should contact the AV office. Instructors at the Gainesville and Bowie campuses should contact their campus library as early as possible to schedule audiovisual equipment to ensure availability.
Faculty members may place supplemental class materials such as articles, book chapters, and other items "on reserve" at their campus library. Circulation of an item can be restricted for various periods of time (i.e. Library Use Only, Overnight Use, or One Week Checkout). All reserve status requests are subject to the copyright restrictions detailed by Title 17, US Code.
Note: All materials are processed on the Gainesville campus; please allow five days for an item to be ready for student use.
Each reserved item will need to be submitted to a library staff member with a Reserve Form detailing its use: its check out period, the length of time to be held on Reserve, and to whom the materials belong. Please fill out this form as completely as possible in order to expedite the Reserves process.
Questions? Feel free to contact the your campus library or Michelle Greenwood concerning reserves.
Books, Journals, Audiovisual Resources
NCTC’s Online Catalog contains holdings of books, journals, magazines, newspapers, E-books, and audiovisual materials. Our over 50,000 titles are searchable by title, author, subject, periodical title, and keyword. The catalog is accessible from any computer connected to the World Wide Web through the Library's home page.
New Books! To see the latest titles, click on the link labeled "New Books" in the upper right-hand corner of the catalog!
In order to make these materials available to as many patrons as possible, materials check out for a limited amount of time. To extend use of materials beyond the normal circulation period, contact your campus librarian.
Please note that overdue notices will be sent as reminders; a response is both encouraged and appreciated.
To obtain materials from another campus, you may contact your campus librarian or place a request through the Online Catalog. For directions on using the Online Catalog to place an intra-campus request, click here.
A courier delivers materials between Gainesville and Corinth Monday through Friday and between Gainesville and Bowie Monday through Thursday. Check with a campus librarian concerning courier arrival and departure times.
Interlibrary Loan (ILL)
Materials not owned by the NCTC Libraries can be borrowed from other libraries across the United States. Interlibrary loan services are available to NCTC faculty, staff, and students at no charge. All requests must fall within accepted interlibrary loan standards and copyright regulations.
For more information on Interlibrary Loan, go to the Interlibrary Loan page.
TexShare Card Program
NCTC Library users in good standing can request a TexShare Card which will allow them to use materials in other TexShare participating libraries within the state. The lending library’s policies concerning types of materials that circulate, circulation time period, and fines apply. Check with a librarian on your campus for more information.
NCTC participates in the Starlink consortium of community colleges which provides professional development programs in live, video, and streaming video format. The Library also maintains a collection of these videos. Simply search for "starlink" in the Online Catalog or click here for a listing of available Starlink materials.
The subject area expertise of faculty is very important in maintaining a Library collection of relevant materials—books, journals, electronic, and audiovisual—to support student research needs. Recommendations and suggestions for additions and/or deletions are always welcome. Contact Diane Roether or Shedrick Pittman-Hassett at Gainesville (940-668-4283 or x4283), Dax Stokes or Michelle McLaughlin at Corinth (940-498-6231 or x6231), Sabrina McKethan at Flower Mound (972-899-8332 or x8332), or Robin Studdard at Bowie (940-872-4002 or x5215).
For requests for new materials, please feel free to submit this webform to our librarians.
Each campus library is equipped with a GoPrint-managed photocopier machine. For information concerning photocopies for instructional use, contact your department chair/program coordinator for procedures, access codes, locations, and guidelines.
Title 17 of the U. S. Code governs the copyright of materials and regulates their use. Most educational uses of copyrighted material fall under the auspices of the "fair use doctrine". NCTC policies dictate that all employees must comply with the provisions of the United States Copyright Law. Here are some resources that may be useful in determining whether or not the use of copyrighted material constitutes "fair use."