Library FAQ's

How do I contact a library staff member?

For online access to the library's staff directory, which includes email address and phone numbers, please visit our library Staff page 

What are the library’s operating hours?

Fall and Spring semester hours:
Mon - Thurs: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Fri: 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Sat -Sun: Closed

Summer semester hours:
Mon -Thurs: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Fri: 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Sat - Sun: Closed


Holiday hours may be obtained by calling the library at (903)434-8151.

What is a database and how do I gain access?

Databases are available for searching and downloading content from electronic journals, magazines, newspapers, and eBooks.  For online access to the library’s Databases please go to our Library Databases page.

Access to Library databases is available to all currently enrolled NTCC students, as well as faculty and staff. Please use your myEagle Portal credentials to login. If you need further assistance contact or 903-434-8151.

Will you help me choose a topic for my research paper?

From our Databases page, choose Opposing Viewpoints in Context, and then click on Browse Issues. This will provide you with an extensive list. 

If you still cannot find a topic or you have further questions, please contact a librarian at (903)434-8152.

How do I search for books and videos available for checkout in the library?

The library’s catalog is available for searching books and videos located in the library.

How do I access the library’s eBook collection?

The library subscribes to eBook Collection for Community Colleges. If you are off-campus, please contact the library at (903)434-8151 for log-in credentials.  eBooks are available for download on your computer and all eReaders except the Kindle, which they hope to add soon.

Please see the following tutorials for downloading and searching eBooks:

Downloading eBooks 
Searching eBooks


How do I access the library’s online streaming video collection?

The library subscribes to an online streaming video collection from Films On Demand.  The collection is similar to Netflix, but it contains educational videos instead of popular movies.  These videos are often used as resources for research papers and school projects. If you are off-campus, please contact the library at (903)434-8151 for log-in credentials. 

What are Library Guides or LibGuides and how do I gain access?

LibGuides are subject specific research guides created by librarians. Library guides share knowledge on subjects, topics, courses, and processes related to academics at NTCC.

I need help writing citations for my research paper. Do you have an online guide?

For online help with writing citations, please visit our Citation Style Guide.  Librarians are available for help in person during normal operating hours.

How do I obtain a library card?

Library cards may be issued to NTCC students, faculty, staff, and students of Texas A&M University-Texarkana who are taking classes on the NTCC campus, as well as to high school students and community residents of Camp, Morris, and Titus counties. 

A student ID (Eagle Passport), valid driver's license or other picture ID must be presented when signing up for a library card. High school students under 18 must also have a permission form or letter signed by his or her parents before checking out materials. Library cards allow you to check out books and videos for free. 

Off-Site Centers-  NTCC faculty, students, and staff at off-site centers, (Pittsburg Hanson-Sewell Center, the Naples-Omaha Center, Our Place Restaurant, and the Industrial Technology Training Center), may register for library cards and request and return library materials without having to physically visit the library on NTCC’s main campus.  Library materials may be requested from any center director in person, via phone or email, and can be returned to any off-site location. 

How do I obtain a book that library doesn't have?

How do I obtain a book that library doesn't have? 
Interlibrary Loan is a service where you are allowed to borrow materials from other libraries and have them delivered to your library.  Click the link to find out more about Interlibrary Loan, or call a librarian at (903)434-8151.