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The Mary Josaphine Cox Library on the Gainesville Campus

June Update about Library Services during the campus closures.
(See NCTC's latest COVID-19 updates here.)

  1. BOOKS PILED UP? NOW IS THE TIME TO RETURN THEM!!
    NCTC on-campus libraries are still closed, but the OUTSIDE book drops are open and ready for business!

    REMEMBER! All NCTC library items may be returned to ANY NCTC library.

    Gainesville: to the right of the front door
    Corinth: to the right of the northwest entrance (nearest library)
    Flower Mound: on sidewalk in front of main building
    Bowie: in the outside wall of library, back left corner of the building
  2. Our online resources continue to be available, as always. You can access the Library Databases through MyNCTC at https://my.nctc.edu/
  3. Librarians are answering "Ask a Librarian" inquiries as well as checking emails regularly. We are working from home, continuing to bring you the very best library services that our online resources have to offer...which is a lot, including eBooks!  We are online to help with other questions such as citation help and general research problems. Remember: the only dumb question is the unasked question. 

Please contact us through "Ask a Librarian" on the library homepage of the NCTC website or email us. All campus librarians are available by email.

Thank you, and please feel free to send us any questions!

NCTC Library Staff

NCTC Beyond the Stacks: "Going Digital with NCTC Library's eBook Collection"

Check out the library blog for some helpful information about our newest NCTC location!

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Podcast

NCTC Libraries Podcast: Computer Science Books

In this episode, Flower Mound campus librarian Dax Stokes discusses new additions to NCTC Libraries' computer science collections.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get to a Database off-campus? What's the password? add

To get to the databases off-campus, you must go through the MyNCTC portal at MyNCTC.

  1. Login to MyNCTC with your NetID (SmithJ123456) and Student ID (123000456 or 123456).
  2. On the left-hand side of the screen is a link for "Library Services." Click this link.
  3. On the left-hand side of the screen is a link for "Library Databases." Click this link.
  4. On the Library Databases screen, the username and the password for the databases is listed on the right-hand side of the screen. Make note of the username and password.
  5. Click on the link for the database you need.
  6. Enter the username and password you saw on the Library Databases screen.
  7. Conduct your research.
You can also view this video for step-by-step instructions on accessing the databases.
How many items may I check out? add

Students may check out up to 10 items, one of which being a media item (DVD). Community users may check out up to 3 items, one of which being a media item (DVD).

How long may I keep items out? add

Students may keep books out for 3 weeks during the long semesters (Spring and Fall) and for 1 week during the short semesters (Summer and Mini-mesters). Community users may keep books out for 3 weeks year round.

Circulating media items (DVDs) may be checked out 7 days by all users.

Reserve items may be checked out by students for the period designated by the instructor. For most materials, this is 2 hours in-library use.

What do I need to check out? add

You need your NCTC student ID card. This is obtained from the Business Office on your campus.