Library Services

Northwest-Shoals Community College has two library locations: the James A. Glasgow Library on the Phil Campbell Campus and the Larry W. McCoy Learning Resources Center on the Shoals Campus. Library services at the Phil Campbell and the Shoals Campuses support the various instructional programs and courses of the College with a total collection of over 64,000 books, several hundred periodicals, newspapers, and vertical file material. The libraries are members of the Library Management Network. Through this network, the holdings of the libraries are available via the Internet. Over 41,000 E-books, electronic versions of printed books, are accessible via the LMN website ( Internet access to the Alabama Virtual Library provides a variety of information through periodical indexes and resources. Library orientation is provided through individual or scheduled group sessions. The library is open 56 hours per week, except for holidays. Distance education students may access information on library resources as well as a library orientation on the college library website. The library phone numbers are 256.331.5283 (Shoals Campus) and 256.331.6271 (Phil Campbell Campus).

Library Regulations

Students registered for class at the College may use library materials on presentation of their student ID card. Materials generally circulate for a period of two weeks. Students with overdue materials must clear their obligations at the end of each term; otherwise, the student will not be permitted to register for further studies with the College.

Community citizens who wish to borrow materials may also be issued a library card by simply providing their full name, current address, and phone number. Only two books per person may be checked out at a time.