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Online Library

Search for books, e-books, films, journal articles, and other resources.

Library Cards

NCC students and employees 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 citizens of Nash County may borrow books and movies from the Library. A government-issued photo identification card is required to apply for a Library Card.

Computer Lab

The Library computer lab provides technology for student success. Public patrons from Nash County are also welcome. Software includes Microsoft Office Suite, Dreamweaver, Photoshop, InDesign, Blender, Unity, and Unreal Engine and a variety of web browsers are available. Patrons may print from computers in the Library computer lab. Webcams and headphones may be borrowed from the service desk. 

Other Services


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. Click here for the full list of NCC LibGuides


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Library Collections

The Library’s Collection Development Plan documents the priorities for the acquisition of new books, films, digital collections, and other learning resources.

Digital Collections

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. Access the online resources at the following sites: NC LIVE, EBSCO Academic eBook Collection, OENC eTextbooks, Open Access Journals, Internet Archive, PubMed Central, DigitalNC, NC Digital Collections, STAT!Ref, HathiTrust Digital Library, 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 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; smartphones, tablets, or computers. Patrons may recommend books to add to the collection through the Libby website or the Libby app.

Tim Valentine Collection

Tim Valentine Jr. 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 here and visit the LibGuide.

College Archives

The NCC Archives contain 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.

Film Collections

A film collection in DVD format includes popular movies and award winners. No Internet or streaming service required. A digital Films on Demand Video Collection is available in NC LIVE.

Early Childhood Collection

The Early Childhood book collection supports the Early Childhood Education program at NCC 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.

Teaching and Learning Collection

Books in the Teaching and Learning Collection promote professional development for faculty and staff and support student academic success and the development of valuable skills for university transfer and transitioning from college to the workforce.

Young Adult Collection

Books written for Young Adults include Adventure, Fantasy, History, Horror, Romance, Science Fiction, and other genres.

Graphic Literature Collection

This collection of sequential narrative art features current fiction and nonfiction, as well as graphic renditions of classic literature. Bestsellers and award winners connect the written word with visual art for captivating storytelling.

Small Business Collection

This book collection supports the Small Business Center at NCC. Entrepreneurs will find information and inspiration for developing a new small business or enhancing an established small business.

North Carolina Collection

Explore our great state with the North Carolina book collection. Topics include culture, folklore, food, heritage, history, politics, religion, sports, and much more. This non-fiction collection includes many award-winning books.

Magazines, Newspapers & Professional Journals

This print collection features local, state, and national newspapers, trade publications, academic journals, and popular magazines. The focus is on publications that support NCC programs.

Library Exchanges

Little Free Library

The Little Free Library book is a global reading movement honored by the Library of Congress, the National Book Foundation, and the American Library Association. 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.

Interlibrary Loan

The NCC Library is a member of the Community College Libraries in North Carolina consortium providing 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

Cooperative borrowing agreements with Joyner Library at East Carolina University (ECU) and the Elizabeth Braswell Pearsall Library at North Carolina Wesleyan College (NCWC) permit 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 for a cooperative borrowing letter of introduction. This letter, along with an NCC photo ID card, is required when completing a borrower’s application at ECU and NCWC.


Robert James

Robert James

Associate Library Director
Building: Building A
Room: 2029
Phone: 252-451-8308
Gerald Judd

Gerald Judd

Building: Building A
Room: 2030
Phone: 252-451-8210
Courtney Silver

Courtney Silver

Library Assistant
Building: Building A
Room: 2030
Phone: 252-451-8248
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