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 and materials and 38,000 eBooks. Access to additional resources is available through interlibrary loan request. 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 James A. Glasgow Library is open 58.5 hours per week and the Larry W. McCoy Learning Resources Center is open 62.5 hours per week. Schedules may vary when classes are not in session. Distance education students may access library orientation resources on the college website or through the Library course in Blackboard. All enrolled students, on-campus and distance, have access to virtual reference services and curated course resources through the Library course in Blackboard. The library phone numbers are 256.331.6271 (Phil Campbell Campus) and 256.331.5283 (Shoals Campus). To contact Lori Skinner, Head Librarian, call 256-331-6288 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students registered for class at the college may checkout library collections on presentation of their student ID card. Distance students may visit https://nwscc.edu/patriot-central/library/ or have materials mailed directly to them. Students may check out seven items, which generally circulate for a two-week period. Students with overdue items must clear their obligations at the end of each term; otherwise, the student will be unable to register for additional classes and may be unable to access transcripts.
Community citizens who wish to borrow materials may be issued a library card by registering at either campus library. A valid identification will be needed at the time of registration. Community patrons may check out seven items, which generally circulate for a two-week period. Patrons with overdue materials will be unable to checkout additional materials until any obligations are cleared.