Library Services

In addition to the main (Mary Josephine Cox) library on the Gainesville campus, NCTC has additional branch campus libraries on the Bowie, Corinth, and Flower Mound campuses. The Bowie Campus Library assists those on the Graham campus, which does not have a physical NCTC library. The Corinth Campus Library assists those on the Denton Exchange Campus; additionally, the Bowie Campus librarian is available at Denton Exchange each Friday morning during the fall and spring semesters.

In addition to traditional print resources, NCTC has an eBook collection and thousands of periodical titles (magazines, newspaper, journals, etc.) from online databases accessible from any computer on the college's intranet or remotely when not on a NCTC campus. For information on accessing resources remotely, students should contact the librarian on their NCTC campus. Students on the Graham campus should contact the librarian in the Bowie Campus Library and those on the Denton Exchange campus should contact a librarian in the Corinth Campus Library.

Materials & Resources

The NCTC Libraries have over 45,000 materials (both print and media) available across four campus libraries as well as campus workstation access on the College's Intranet (during campus library operating hours) to over 70 electronic information sources which include periodical databases (index and full-text collections), newspaper archives, and over 25,000 eBooks. There is also 24/7 remote access to the electronic information sources through the MyNCTC portal.

The NCTC Libraries also have the following:

  • Intra-campus loan service, allowing borrowing across campuses
  • General Access Computer Labs available through each campus library*
  • Special collections such as Graphic Novels and the Genealogical collection.
  • Interlibrary Loan and TexShare Card program
  • Ask-a-Librarian service
  • Research assistance from professional librarians
  • Citation help, both online and in-person
  • Online subject guides
  • Photocopiers and DVD players and monitors are available to students for In-Library Use Only within the campus libraries.

*Computer labs on the Graham and Denton Exchange campuses are separate from and not maintained by the NCTC Libraries.

Online, Web-Accessible Catalog

The online public access catalog (OPAC) identifies library items owned by the NCTC Libraries and is accessible from any NCTC workstation as well as via the Internet through the Library link on the NCTC website, MyNCTC portal, and on the NCTC Library website. The OPAC provides indexed access to books and audiovisual materials in the NCTC Libraries collection. Circulating items check out upon presentation of a NCTC photo identification card; students may request through the online catalog that items located at another NCTC campus library be sent to their NCTC home campus and students who are unable to locate specific research materials within the NCTC Libraries collection are encouraged to inquire at the Circulation Desk for reference assistance, interlibrary loan services, and TexShare services. Students at the Graham campus may contact the librarian at the Bowie campus for assistance and students at the Denton Exchange campus may contact librarians at the Corinth campus for assistance. For county residents, either a county resident card issued by the NCTC Libraries or a TexShare Card issued by a public library that is a member of TexShare will allow checkout of circulating items.

General Access Computer Labs

Computer Labs are located within the library at the Bowie, Flower Mound, and Gainesville campuses and on the third floor at the Corinth Campus. Lab hours are posted in the respective buildings and on the NCTC Libraries website. Only NCTC students may use the Computer Lab but there are two public access computers at the Mary Josephine Cox Library on the Gainesville campus for county users.

Intra-Campus and Interlibrary Loan Services

NCTC library items are sent between the NCTC campuses. Also, a Statewide TexShare program provides two-day weekly courier services for interlibrary loan items from other Texas libraries and an additional interlibrary service provides postal services for delivery of library items from participating libraries throughout the USA. NCTC students and employees may inquire at the Circulation Desk on their respective campus (or those on the Graham campus will contact the librarian on the Bowie campus and students on the Denton Exchange campus will contact a librarian on the Corinth campus) to learn more about the interlibrary loan service.

If a citation found in an online periodical database does not provide a link to the full text of the article, students should check to see if the NCTC Libraries has a print subscription and if there is none, students may request the article through interlibrary loan. Contact a NCTC librarian for details.

Important Note

A hold is placed on records of any student having a currently overdue library item and a student's library record must be clear at the conclusion of each semester before transcripts of grades will be released or before he/she is allowed to re-enroll. Library circulation policy is posted on the Library website.