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


  • Study desks and cubicle space for "bring your own device".
  • Abundant charging outlets.
  • Printer and copy machine room.
  • Sofas and armchairs. 


The purpose of the Apple and Windows desktop computers in the library is to support students with their coursework. Computers are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Use your student email address and password (NVC login) to sign in to a computer. 

Individuals not affiliated with NVC (i.e., members of the public) are welcome to use any available computer labeled "Public Access." If all computers are in use and a student needs to use a computer for their coursework, members of the public will be asked to make the computer they are using available for the student. In addition, a student using a computer for any non-academic purpose will be asked to give up their computer if a student needs a computer to do coursework. 

The following activities are not permitted on library computers:

  • Online gaming
  • Viewing movies and videos recreationally
  • Viewing of pornography (also not allowed on personal computers or devices in the library)

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 with HDMI connection to a laptop. 
  • All rooms have whiteboards. Whiteboard markers are available at the Circulation Desk. 
  • The largest rooms can accommodate up to 8 people. 


  • Rooms are for student collaboration on academic assignments.
  • Room keys are available for check out at the Circulation Desk.
  • 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 currently being used as the the River Trail Village Information Office. Students can view a mock apartment and speak to a representative Monday - Thursday 9 am – 5 pm and Friday 9 am – 12 pm. For more information, call (707) 294-1210 or email 

The library apologizes if this causes any inconvenience. If you need a quiet space to study, a group study room may be available; however, priority for group study rooms is given to groups of two or more. 

Although loud communication is not allowed in the library, speaking at a reasonable level is permitted throughout except in the quiet study room. If you need silence while studying, you will find it here along with comfy furniture and lots of outlets. 


The library building has five classrooms. Rooms 1738 and 1740 are on the first floor. Rooms 1760, 1761, and 1772 are on the second floor. Rooms can be reserved by contacting the Scheduling Office.


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. Please visit our Special Collections library guide for more information.

The room is available for local history research under the supervision of a librarian. send inquiries to librarians.