Northwest College

Beneficial Services


The staff of Hinckley Library provides information, resources, and services to support curricular and personal information needs of NWC students. When classes are in session, library services are available seven days a week. Hours are posted on the library’s website.

Students find most information they seek for course assignments in the library collection. In addition to over 51,000 volumes and 1,000 films on video and DVD, the collection includes nearly 32,000 journals, magazines, and newspaper titles in print and digital form, as well as, a music CD collection. The library also provides federal and state government documents. Faculty place items “on reserve” at the circulation desk for students to use as part of class assignments.

Students may borrow books and government documents for four weeks and audiovisual materials for seven days. Periodicals and reference materials do not circulate outside the library. To check out materials, you must have a library barcode affixed to your student ID. Please ask at the circulation desk to become a registered library patron.

The library makes available a large collection of online full-text databases, giving students access to thousands of magazine and journal articles. Because the library is a member of the WYLD Library Consortium, students have access to holdings of other Wyoming libraries and databases provided through the Wyoming State Library.

Students can view videocassettes and DVDs, and listen to compact discs and audiocassettes in the library building. The library also has wireless access to the campus computing network and contains over 50 PCs and six iMACs for student use. There are also spaces for collaborative work and individual reflection and reading.

The library staff teaches students how to use information resources and services. Please ask at the circulation desk and a librarian will help you identify and locate the information you need.

Access to the library’s hours, policies, catalog, and electronic resources are available at the Hinckley Library website. Email ( or call for assistance (754.6207).

Web Resources

Hinckley Library