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Welcome to Napa Valley College Library



In an attempt to lower the cost of textbooks for students, each term the McCarthy Library purchases a selection of textbooks and literature for a limited checkout period.

What books are available on reserve?

The library has a majority of the textbooks used in NVC courses. To find out if we have your textbook, please contact the library. 

How long can I use a book?

The usual lending period is 2 hours. During the pandemic, most course textbooks have an extended check-out period of seven days.

How many books can I borrow?

Students can borrow one 2-hour reserves book at a time and up to two 7-day reserves books at a time. 

Where can I use the book?

Books with 7-day lending periods can be taken out of the library, but 2-hour loans must stay in the library building. 

How can I renew a loan?

Please contact the library. 

What are the late fees?

Fees are $25/day for returning late or up to $300 for a lost book. If you are having difficulties returning a book, please contact the library. 

I am an instructor, how can I add a textbook to the library's reserves collection?

If you are an instructor wanting to donate a book for placement on Course Reserve or if you would like to request one is purchased for you, please contact the library. 

Contact the Library