Library-Learning Resource Center

The 30,200 square foot Learning Resource Center includes library services, a Media Center, computer labs and offices, and classrooms. The library has an extensive collection of more than 45,000 books, newspapers, magazines, records and state documents. LRC staff members are available to help students, faculty, staff and patrons find the information and resources they need for course assignments, research and leisure reading. In addition, the library’s automated LIBROS card catalog can be used to locate information, both in the LRC, and in other LIBROS member libraries. The library offers access to a number of online databases covering a broad range of topics. These include FirstSeach, EBSCOHost, NewsBank and Gale Group Infotrac.

Through the library’s membership in the OCLC computerized network, students, faculty, staff and patrons have interlibrary loan access to the collections of over 66,000 other libraries worldwide. Library cards are available to non-student Chaves County residents for a $10.00 refundable deposit. For high school students and patrons ages 55 and older, no deposit is required. Films, slides, filmstrips, cassettes, and videotapes are available for in-house use in the LRC’s Media Center, which also designs and produces original instructional materials.

Catalog and Databases
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Search The Library Catalog

General search for books and advanced search for other resources.

If user IDs or passwords are required for given databases, please check with staff at the Learning Resource Center.

Director’s # 575-624-7281

Library Circulation # 575-624-7282

Search Credo Reference Database

Credo is an easy-to-use tool for research projects and homework. Search in hundreds of encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauri, qoutations, and subject-specific titles, as well as 200,000+ images and audio files, and nearly 200 videos.

Search the Newsbank Database

Search the FirstSearch Database
Academic Search Premier
CINAHL Complete
Computers & Applied Sciences Complete
Education Research Complete
Environment Complete
History Reference Center
Small Engine Repair Reference Center
Points of View

Library Hours

M -Th  7:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
F – 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Sat. – 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Sun. – Closed