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Welcome to Napa Valley College Library

McCarthy Library Website: LIBRARY SPACES

The main floor of the library contains space for hundreds of students.


  • Private desks, tables, sofas, and armchairs. 
  • Abundant outlets.
  • Hand sanitizer on every table.
  • Surfaces are cleaned as needed. Ask the front desk for cleaning supplies if you would like additional sanitization. 


The McCarthy Library has Apple and Windows desktop computers in the library available for students, staff, and community members. Computers area available on a first-come, first-served basis. If you have classwork and there are no computers available, please ask library staff for assistance. Providing access to students is our highest priority and during busy times we may need to implement a time limit to folks who are not studying. 


The Library has eleven group study rooms, three of which double as media viewing rooms.


  • Five rooms have wall monitors which a laptop can project to. 
  • All rooms have whiteboards. Whiteboard markers are available at the library's front desk. 
  • The largest rooms can accommodate up to 8 people. 
  • Media viewing rooms can be used to play DVDs. 


  • To access, please speak to staff at the circulation desk.
  • There are no reservations. Rooms are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. 
  • Rooms may be used for up to 2 hours. 
  • Preference is given to groups of two or more.

The quiet study room is located on the left side of the library from the main entrance. It is always open during library hours.


The library has three main classrooms, two on the first floor and a third on the second floor. 


The Special Collections room contains "The California Collection," which includes books purchased from a bequest to build a local history collection and promote student and community interest in Napa's heritage. The collection comes primarily from the holdings of David Wheatley, a local prune farmer and avid collector of California history. 

The room is kept locked. For access, please speak to staff at the circulation desk.