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.