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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.

How many books can I borrow?

Students can borrow one 2-hour reserves book at a time. 

Where can I use the book?

Textbooks for 2-hour loans must stay in the library. 

How can I renew a checked out book?

Please contact the library. 

What are the late fees?

Overdue fees are $25/day 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  purchased for you, please contact the library. 

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