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Circulation Procedures

Faculty and staff are not required to show a picture I.D. when checking out library materials. If the Library staff member or workstudy at the desk is unfamiliar with you, they may ask for your name and/or job position. If you have never checked out materials from the library, you will be asked to complete an application card so that you can be added to our patron database.

Loan Periods

Faculty and staff are not required to show a picture I.D. when checking out library materials. If the Library staff member or workstudy at the desk is unfamiliar with you, they may ask for your name and/or job position. If you have never checked out materials from the library, you will be asked to complete an application card so that you can be added to our patron database.

  • Faculty and staff may request an extension of the loan period for classes or special projects.
  • Faculty and staff may check out an unlimited number of materials.
  • Faculty and staff may renew materials as long as there are no other requests for that material.
  • Equipment such as projectors, screens and video cameras are for faculty/staff checkout only.
Books and Records 2 weeks
Laptops 1 week
Equipment 1 day
Audiovisual Materials 1 week

Reserving an Item

If a desired item(s) is checked out, faculty and staff may place a reserve on that particular item (s) by speaking with a library staff member. Once the item is available for checkout, a library staff member will contact you. Please reserve equipment at least one week in advance so we can ensure that item's availability and operability.

Off-Campus Access to Library Databases

Faculty may access library databases from off-campus using any computer with Internet access. In order to access library databases, you will need to log in to using your VCCS (Virginia Community College System) User ID and Password. This is the same user ID and password used to access Blackboard and email.

You may access databases directly from the library website or through Blackboard by using the library modules within the NRCC and Research tabs.

Troubleshooting Remote Access Issues

Select the database that you wish to search. You will be prompted for a User ID/customer ID and a Password. You can also access databases via Blackboard by using the library modules within the NRCC and Research tabs. Login to Blackboard and then click on the NRCC or Research tab. Next, click on the NRCC Library Webpage link to access our resources. Select the desired database and begin searching.

If you experience problems logging into the system, check the following:

Make sure that you've keyed in your User ID and Password correctly.

The system may be busy or overloaded. With 23 community colleges and 60,000 students using the system, you may have hit a peak time, so please try again later.

Check browser settings by following the instructions on this page.

Call or email the Technology Services Help Desk at (540) 674-3600, ext. 4400 or nr4help@nr.edu.

You may also send a request electronically by clicking here.

For questions regarding databases, please contact the library at (540) 674-3627 or email us at ssmith@nr.edu.

Library Instruction

The library staff will gladly conduct library orientation or specialized library instruction sessions for your classes. Instruction may be conducted in your classroom if equipped with computer workstations or in Martin 242, the library lab. Instruction may be tailored to focus on subject-specific resources and/or course topics and assignments, searching techniques, evaluating Web based information sources or other relevant topics.

If you would like to schedule library orientation or instruction for your class, please contact the library at 674-3627.