If I have an overdue book, are there overdue fines or will I just not be able to check out more books, register for classes or receive my transcript?
The library does not charge overdue fines for materials that are returned late. However, your account will be blocked so that you are unable to register for classes, request a transcript or check out additional materials
Is there any way to pay my library fines online?
If you have lost an item and need to pay replacement fees, you may do that through the Business Office. At this time, there is not an online option to pay those fees.
If I find a book that I need at the Montgomery-Floyd Regional Library, how do I check it out? Do I have to have a library card with them? And, if I check it out do I have to pick it up or does it get sent to the NRCC library for pick up?
You may obtain a New River Public Library Cooperative borrowing card which is issued to residents of the New River Valley by public libraries. This card allows users to check out materials at any public library within Craig, Floyd, Giles, Montgomery and Pulaski Counties, and the City of Radford. At this time, there is no inter-library transfer of materials, so you will need to visit individual libraries to check out materials. NRCC Library has links to websites for most area public libraries so you may search their respective catalogs to find out what titles are available prior to visiting.
If a book is checked out when I go to get it, is there a way to notify me when it comes back in?
Yes. You may place a hold on a book through the online catalog. Simply click the Request This Item link for the book that you need within the catalog. You’ll have the option to enter notification information such as an email or cell phone. When the book is returned to the library, a staff member will contact you to notify you of its availability.
If I need to check out a book for a research project and it is already checked out, are there multiple copies? If not, what do I do?
The first step is to find out the due date for the book that you need. If it is due back within the time-frame that enables you to use it for your project, you can place a hold on that book within the library catalog. When the book is returned, a library staff member will contact you to let you know that it is available. If the book is due back after the time that you need it, we will be glad to borrow another copy for you through Interlibrary Loan.
I have heard of the Interlibrary Loan system but don’t really understand it or what it means.
Interlibrary Loan is a service provided by most libraries that involves acquiring books or articles that they don’t have from other libraries that have them. For example, if you find the title of an article on Google and the NRCC Library doesn’t have access to the full-text in any of our databases, we can get a copy for you through Interlibrary Loan.
How many books can be checked out at one time?
You may check out up to 8 print books at any given time. There is no restriction, however, on the number of eBooks that you can access at any given time.
Does my NRCC account give me access to any other libraries or databases?
As a Virginia resident, you have borrowing privileges at Virginia Tech and Radford University libraries. You may check out books and other items that circulate. You may also visit those libraries in person and use their databases on-site.
You also have access to local public libraries as well as the New River Valley Libraries. You may obtain a New River Public Library Cooperative borrowing card which is issued to residents of the New River Valley by public libraries. This card allows users to check out materials at any public library within Craig, Floyd, Giles, Montgomery and Pulaski Counties, and the City of Radford. The NRCC Library has links to websites for most area public libraries so you may search their respective catalogs to find out what titles are available.
How can someone go about requesting or suggesting that the library purchase more books within a certain genre or subject area?
Students my make purchase requests in person, by phone or email. You may contact Sandy Smith at (540) 674-3600 ext. 4345 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
How long can I check out books?
Books may be checked out for 2 weeks and media such as DVDs and CDs may be checked out for 1 week.
Does the library have all course textbooks available? Can textbooks be checked out?
Yes, each semester the library purchases textbooks for each credit-based course offered at NRCC. The NRCC Library loans course textbooks for a 2-hour, in-library use only loan period. Students may check out textbooks from the Circulation Desk by presenting a photo identification (a student I.D., driver's license) or EMPL ID number.
Are there books that you can purchase from the library?
The library does not sell books but you may purchase textbooks from the NRCC Bookstore or from online vendors such as Amazon or Barnes and Noble.