UPDATE (3/30/2020) -  The library databases are up and working!  Thanks to NLC-IT for their great work yet again!

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 checked out materials from Spring semester will be due on Sat, May 16, 2020. Please disregard any emails about late materials. All fines will be waived through May 16th. 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 will be manned from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM Monday through Thursday and 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM on Friday. We will be closed on Saturday and Sunday. During open hours, you can contact us via chat 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. Have a question while we are closed, email it to 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
Monday-Thursday 7:00am - 7:00pm
Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Closed Saturday and Sunday

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

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.