Northwest College

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About Hinckley Library

Hinckley Library serves Northwest College students, staff, and faculty, in addition to outreach students and area residents. Our learning outcomes and staff commitments It is a member of the Wyoming Libraries Database (WYLD) consortium. This membership gives the library access to an automated library system and holdings (information resources) with over 90 other member libraries in Wyoming.

These include:
  • academic libraries
  • public libraries
  • school & special libraries
  • Wyoming State Library.
Through enhanced purchasing power we can offer several subscription-only online databases and resources not otherwise possible.

Hinckley Library houses the following collections on two floors with stairs and elevator access:
  • Over 68,000 book titles and over 600 online reference books
  • An excellent collection of over 105 online full-text databases that provide access to thousands of journal, magazine, and newspaper articles as well as reference information
  • Over 385 periodical titles in magazines, journals, and newspapers (including online newspapers)
  • State and federal documents (we are a Federal depository library)
  • Media resources: movie DVDs, music CDs, and audiobook CDs
  • 18,000 pieces of microform--articles, documents & newspapers
  • Topographical maps for areas of Wyoming, Montana, Colorado and Idaho
  • Archives for Northwest College
  • Archival image and document collection: World War II Heart Mountain Relocation Camp
Main floor resources:
  • instructors' reserves
  • reference
  • oversized books
  • music CDs & scores
  • audiovisual: movies and audiobooks
  • juvenile
  • newspapers
  • "new" books & resources
  • topographical maps
Main floor equipment/services:
  • research help--come see us at front desk
  • scanner with color printer
  • FAX machine
  • MAC/PC computer access to online library resources, Internet & student accounts--located throughout library
  • wireless access for personal computers (registered NWC students only)
  • wireless PC laptops for in-library use
  • math calculators for semester checkout (fraction, trig or graphing)
  • electric typewriter
Main floor rooms:
  • Late Night Study/computer area (See schedule)
  • open computer lab
  • study rooms & study areas
  • Seminar room reservable
  • Taggart Room reservable -- No food or drink allowed
  • audiovisual viewing/listening rooms
  • amphitheater
Second floor resources:
  • second floor book stacks
  • periodicals
  • government documents
  • print indexes
  • non-current newspaper storage
Second floor equipment/services: Second floor rooms:
  • open computer lab
  • study rooms & study areas