Library Services

The Navarro College Libraries serve students, faculty, and staff at four locations in Corsicana, Mexia, Midlothian, and Waxahachie as well as students enrolled in online classes.  The library’s core collection includes over 56,000 print books and 35,000 eBooks as well as the online Credo Reference Library.  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 books and other materials 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 checkout). The Sanchez Library offers classroom and conference room spaces. Group-study rooms for small (2-6 students) and large (5-10 students) study groups may be reserved in the Sanchez Library. 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