Welcome to NCTC Libraries
The Mary Josaphine Cox Library on the Gainesville Campus

Featured Database:  LearningExpress Library


LearningExpress Library is a collection of learning "centers" containing test preparation materials, study guides, and other helpful resources to enhance learning on a variety of vocational and educational topics. Get help with your next certification exam or high school equivalency exam here. You can set up your own account, which allows you easy access to the materials you select, access to your practice test scores, and other useful information. Registration only requires a valid email address and password.

Off-Campus Database Access

Emergency off-campus database access is available. You will need a user name and password provided by your campus librarian to access the databases.

Access Off-Campus Databases

NCTC Beyond the Stacks: Learning Teamwork with Cooperative Board Games

Check out the library blog as Dax Stokes discusses the Library's Board Game Collection and the merits of cooperative board gaming.  Access Current Blog Post

NCTC Libraries Podcast: Summer 2017 Library Services

In this episode, Flower Mound campus librarian Dax Stokes gives an overview of summer services at the NCTC Libraries. Access Current Podcast

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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.