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Visit the library located on the upper level of Martin Hall for assistance in finding information or using the library's resources, or call (540) 674-3627 to speak with a reference librarian or to schedule an appointment.

You can also receive information and assistance online. Email your question to libraryhelp@nr.edu; expect a response within 24 hours, except on weekends or holidays. You can also use the LRC Live 24/7 online reference service to chat with a reference librarian online.


A library patron (NRCC faculty, staff, and students, as well as community patrons) must provide photo identification (a student I.D. or driver's license) in order to check out library material. A maximum of eight items may be checked out at one time.

The college and the NRCC Library are not responsible for monitoring or censoring what materials or information are accessed by patrons. Patrons who are under the age of 18 and are not enrolled at NRCC must have a parent or guardian present to check out material. As the American Library Association has articulated, “Libraries and their governing bodies cannot assume the role of parents or the functions of parental authority in the private relationship between parent and child. Parents and guardians who do not want their children to have access to specific library services, materials, or facilities should so advise their own children.”

Renewing an Item

Library materials may be renewed unless the item has been requested by another patron. Please call, contact us via email, or come by the Library Circulation counter to renew an item.

Requesting an Item

If the item you need is checked out, you may request the library to reserve it for you. You will be notified when the material is available and the item will be held for three days.

Overdue Material

When an item becomes past due, two notices will be sent to the borrower. If the material is not returned, a hold will be placed on your account that will prevent you from checking out additional library materials, registering for classes, or receiving course transcripts until the item is returned or replaced. Per state guidelines, long overdue books will be turned over to a collections agency.

Reserve Material

Reserve material such as course textbooks and supplemental material may be borrowed for two hours and may not be removed from the library. Students may check out textbooks from the Circulation Desk by presenting a photo identification (a student ID or driver's license).

Please do not mark in books, tear out pages, or deface materials in any way. Abuse of reserve materials or attempting to remove reserve materials from the library will result in the loss of borrowing privileges of reserve materials for the duration of the semester.

For students making copies of textbook pages, please be advised of the copyright laws of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) which govern the making of photocopies of copyrighted material. Anyone making copies of copyrighted material is liable for any infringement.


Four study rooms (two for groups and two for individuals) are available for students who need a private room in which to work. Each study room is outfitted with wireless Internet capabilities and computers. Individual study rooms are open and can be used any time. Group study rooms may be reserved at the Circulation Desk.

For more information or to reserve the rooms for your small group, contact Jay Rimmer, Circulation Manager, at (540) 674-3627 or jrimmer@nr.edu .


The library serves the educational and informational needs of the students, faculty, and staff of New River Community College, as well as the citizens, businesses, and industries of the New River Valley. Patrons have access to a library collection of thousands of books, ebooks, and digital periodicals, as well as millions of full-text articles from the latest journals, magazines, newspapers and reports through VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia. While on campus, community patrons also have access to these resources.


Library patrons may use the Interlibrary Loan service to request books, magazine articles, or journal articles that are not owned by the NRCC Library. Requests for items should include bibliographic information (minimum of title and author for book requests; and minimum of journal title, date, volume and number plus the author, title and page numbers of the article for journal requests).

Requests can be made in person at the Circulation Desk, by phone (540) 674-3600, ext. 4336 or by email at libraryhelp@nr.edu. Borrowers should provide name and a phone number or email address so that they can be notified when the item arrives. Please allow 10 to 14 days to acquire materials through Interlibrary Loan.


The library provides computer workstations for student use. Each is connected to the campus network and provides numerous software programs as well as Internet access. The library supports wireless Internet connections that allow students with personal laptops to connect to the Internet.


Students may print from computers in the library for all course-related assignments at no charge. Public patrons are requested to keep printing to a minimum with a 10-page limit per day.


A self-service scanner is available in the library. Scanned documents can be saved to a personal storage device, attached to a Canvas assignment, emailed, or printed.


A black-and-white photocopy machine is located in the library. There is a $.10/page fee for photocopies.



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