Library Services

The Navarro College libraries serve students, faculty, and staff at five locations in Corsicana, Waxahachie, Midlothian, Mexia, and Fairfield, as well as students enrolled in online classes. In addition to a collection of over 56,000 print books and 35,000 e-books, the library’s holdings include an extensive collection of sound recordings and DVDs. Through online and print serials subscriptions, the library provides access to the full text of thousands of magazines, newspapers, and scholarly journals. Online resources include Naxos Music Library, a streaming audio collection of thousands of sound recordings, and a complete streaming video collection of the BBC Shakespeare Plays. Interlibrary loan services enable students to borrow materials from libraries throughout the United States while intercampus loan services ensure to students at branch campuses ready access to the collections of books, DVDs, and CDs in the Richard M. Sanchez Library on the Corsicana campus. A librarian will, upon request of faculty on any campus, provide formal classroom instruction in the efficient use of the library’s information resources. Video tutorials on the use of library materials and services can be found on the library’s web site. A number of course-specific online library Libguides provide a wealth of additional instructional material on subjects such as plagiarism, citation formats, research methods, and evaluating and using internet resources. The library maintains two computer labs on the Corsicana campus—one in the Gooch Student Center and one in the Richard M. Sanchez Library (where laptop computers are also available for in-library use). The Sanchez Library offers classroom and conference room spaces as well as a small-group study room. The Samuels’ Hobbit Collection, a unique collection of thirty-eight wood sculptures representing characters from J. R. R. Tolkien’s novel The Lord of the Rings, is on display in the library. For more information, visit the library’s web site at http://www.navarrocollege.edu/library.