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Finding Resources from the Library: Need a Book - Request an Item

Use this guide to find resources in the library and online for class, projects, and fun.

Finding Books

The NPC Libraries have two types of books:

  • Physical Books located at any of the NPC campuses and centers. Click the Library Catalog Link below.
  • eBooks: See the eBooks page.

Books can be borrowed from any campus, or from libraries from around the world. All books are free to borrow.

Interlibrary Loan

Patrons can borrow books from other libraries outside of NPC for free. 

Search WorldCat (link below) if you cannot find the book in the NPC catalog. 



Borrow Materials - Set up your Free Library Account

The Sign-in Process

First, you need to sign-in at the top of page, before you begin your search

OPAC Sign-in Link My Account  

Then, you put in your Student ID as the username AND the password.

OPAC Student ID sign-in

Now, you can begin your search!


The Advanced Search Process

Using Advanced Search can help narrow down your search for the item

OPAC Three Search Fields

Once you have found the item you're looking for, click on the link for the item to view the item record.

OPAC Record Detail

Placing a Hold

Once, you find the specific item you're looking for, click on the box with the green arrow.

OPAC Hold Record Detail

Then, put in the box either the name or the intials of the campus or center where you would like to pick it up. You do not need to fill out any other information. Then, click the hold button and you're all done! 

OPAC Hold Window Campus Name


Wasn't that Easy?

If you are not on your personal computer, don't forget to sign out of the Catalog, as it won't do it automatically.

Sign-out OPAC Browse Search

Next, when the item comes in, you'll get a phone call from the library and you can pick it up from the campus or center at your convenience. How easy is that?

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