The New River Community College Library provides an effective learning environment and a collection of resources, both physical and digital, that meet our users’ needs and strengthens the instructional programs of the college. The staff is dedicated to providing excellent customer service and instructional support.
The New River Community College Library serves a vital role in ensuring student success at NRCC by providing for the informational and educational needs of the students, faculty, and staff of New River Community College, as well as the citizens, businesses, and industries of the New River Valley. The library staff promotes the goals of achieving information literacy and producing lifelong learners and users of information technology.
Academic titles for the NRCC Library collection are selected for students at the associate degree level and to support faculty research. Other titles (fiction titles, nonfiction for general audiences, and children’s/young adult titles) are chosen for the entertainment and edification of patrons. All titles are chosen based on their content, form, accuracy, authority, and publisher. Materials are evaluated based on reviews of professional literature and the professional judgment of the college faculty and library staff.
The library operates in accordance with the college’s nondiscrimination policy and will not censor or segregate titles because they discuss race, color, nationality, political opinions, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or religious denominations, or because the material may be offensive to someone. The library maintains the right to acquire materials representing conflicting viewpoints on controversial issues. The library’s collection guidelines reflect the values stated in the following documents:
The library staff consults with teaching faculty, college staff, administrators, and patrons in the development of library collections. The director and staff solicit and invite recommendations from faculty on titles to be added to the collection. Faculty recommendations ensure that the library collection serves the needs of all NRCC curricula.
The library staff members seek to ensure that the collection is always relevant and up-to-date, in part by weeding outdated materials and finding replacements which incorporate recommendations from the faculty. Specific titles to be removed and replaced are chosen based on:
While using the library, please refrain from the following:
Any patron not following these general guidelines may be asked to leave and security will be called if needed.
The college policy regarding children on campus is: