Welcome to Fall 2022 Semester

The Library will be open the following hours for the remainder of the Fall 2022 semester.

  • Monday through Thursday, 7:30 am to 9:00 pm
  • Friday, 7:30 am to 5:00 pm
  • Saturday, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Some services have limited hours and are noted below.

  • Interlibrary Loan (ILL) service - For materials not owned by the Library, we offer our ILL service to have the item delivered to the Library for you to pick up. Items available for ILL services include print books, DVDs and Blu-ray, and journal articles.
    NOTE: The NLC Library does not accept ILL requests for Textbooks or Required Reading materials for courses. For textbooks, check the Course Reserves page for a list by course of textbooks we have on reserve for a 4-hour check out. For questions on this service, please contact the library staff on chat, phone at 210-486-5387, or email.
  • Virtual Reference Desk (VRD) is staffed during open Library hours. You can contact us via chat, email, or phone: (210) 486-5388 or (210)486-5387. To chat with us, click on the green chat button in the Contact Information box located on the left side of the Library's website or on our LibGuides. Do you have a question while we are closed? Email it to We will respond by the next business day.

The NLC Library is a technology-embracing facility that enables users to pursue research goals and lifelong learning. Students, staff, and community members are encouraged to take advantage of the services and resources offered. We work in partnership with our instructional faculty, student services, and all areas of academic support. Just ASK! We will point you in the right direction.

Library Catalog - Advanced Search LibGuides
Electronic Databases by Subject A-to-Z Database List
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NLC Discovery Catalog 
Search for NLC Library resources or the holdings of all Alamo Colleges District Libraries

Electronic Databases

Digital articles and resources from periodicals and other sources

Electronic Books
Ebooks in all subjects

Library instruction course pages

Library Citation Guide
Library Guide - Citing Source

Bibliography and Citation Tool



Virtual Reference Desk (VRD)
Available during open Library hours.

Fall & Spring Semesters
Monday - Thursday: 7:30am - 9:00pm
Friday: 7:30am - 5:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am - 1:00pm
Closed Sunday

Monday - Friday: 7:30am - 5:00pm
Closed Saturday and Sunday

Summer Semesters
4-day Work Week
Monday - Thursday: 7:30am - 7:00pm
Closed Friday, Saturday and Sunday

5-day Work Week
Monday - Thursday: 7:30am - 7:00pm
Friday: 8:00am - 5:00 pm
Closed Saturday and Sunday

Convocation Week
Monday: 8:00pm - 5:00pm
Tue: 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Wed & Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Closed Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Intersession (Between Semesters)
Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Closed Saturday and Sunday

Chat Hours (excluding holidays):

Chat hours are the same as the NLC Library hours of operation.

Chat with a Librarian

Use the above box to IM us. If we are offline, send an offline message that includes your name and email address so we can respond when we are back online.

We will do our best to respond to your query in a timely manner but please be aware of our hours of operation.

We’ll get back to you as soon as we’re back at the reference desk.