NCC Library Hours

Monday – Thursday: 7:30am – 6:00pm

Friday: 7:30am – 4:30pm

Closed weekends and holidays. Hours may be limited when school is not in session. Please call ahead to make sure library services are available. If the Library is not staffed, please see the Learning Center for assistance!

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interlibrary loan (ILL)

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is a worldwide cooperative agreement among public,
private, and academic libraries that affords library users the means to
borrow materials not available locally. This service is offered to
current Northwest Iowa Community College (NCC) students, faculty, staff,
and board members. Textbooks currently used for classes at NCC will not
be requested through ILL.

Request an Interlibrary Loan Form


Catalog & Research Resources

Find Books & VideosFind ArticlesTools
NCC Library Catalog
books & videos in the NCC Library
journals, magazines & newspapers
research guides by subject
EBSCO eBooks Academic Collection

Gale Databases
journals, magazines & newspapers
create APA or MLA citations
Academic Video Online (AVON)
educational videos
Opposing Viewpoints
PrepSTEP for Community Colleges
test preparation and skill-building resources
Credo Reference
reference eBooks
New York Times
academic pass
Brainfuse JobNow/VetNow
tools for jobseekers and veterans
Salem Press
reference books
search Iowa libraries
Chilton Library
auto repair
World Cat
search libraries worldwide
NoodleTools How-to Guide
audiobooks & eBooks
Purdue OWL MLA Formatting and Style Guide
Purdue OWL APA Formatting and Style Guide


About Us

The NCC Library supports all NCC’s programs. The library collection includes books, videos, CDs, ebooks, online journals, audio books, magazines, and journals.

Students can use their photo ID or library card (obtainable during normal library hours) for checking out materials.

Interlibrary loan services are available to NCC staff and students for materials not held in collection.

Remote use of online databases is limited to current students, staff, and faculty. Please contact a library staff member for assistance. 

Other library services include:

  • two small conference rooms for groups or viewing videos
  • computers
  • printer
  • photocopier
  • fax machine
  • wireless internet access

Services for Area Residents and Businesses

Residents and businesses in NCC’s 4 1/2 county area are welcome to obtain a library account (photo ID required) and may check out most library materials.

Library visitors may request access to our computers or log in to the wireless network. NCC students are given priority if computers or other library resources are in short supply.

Ask the Librarian