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LIBRARY ANNOUNCEMENT - ONLINE LEARNING AND RESOURCES

UPDATE (4/21/2020) -  All checked out materials are now due on Mon, August 31, 2020

UPDATE (3/24/2020) - We have a new LibGuide to help students, faculty, staff, and parents with resources for learning online and de-stress opportunities. Visit our COVID-19 Resources page.


All check-out materials from the NLC Library will now be due on Aug 31, 2020. We have automatically extended the due dates.  Please hold onto your checked out materials until we return to campus. There is nowhere to drop them off right now.

The Library will be sending out announcements via Nighthawk Notes, Facebook posts, the Library website, and LibGuides. Please check these throughout this time.

During this remote period, printed materials will be unavailable for circulation. However, you can access all electronic resources through the library's website.

The Library's Virtual Reference Desk for Summer 2020 will be manned from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM Monday through Thursday. We will be closed on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. During open hours, you can contact us via chat, email, or phone: (210) 486-5388. To chat with us, click on the green chat box button located in the lower left-hand corner of the Library's website or LibGuides. Have a question while we are closed? Email it to nlc-reference@alamo.edu. We will respond by the next business day.

Remember, the Library is here to support you. Reach out to us if you have questions.

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.

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Virtual Reference Desk for Summer 2020
Monday-Thursday 7:00am - 7:00pm
Closed Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

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

Maymester 
Monday-Friday 7:30am-5:00pm
closed Saturday

Summer Semesters
Monday - Thursday 7:30am-7:30pm

Convocation Week 
Mon – Fri: 8:00am to 5:00pm
Closed Sat

Intersession (Between Semesters)
Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm

Chat Hours (excluding holidays):

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

Use the chatbox on the lower left-hand side of the page 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.