Welcome to Fall 2023

The Library is open! Come use our computers in the lab for your printing and class assignments. We have laptops, wi-fi, charging outlets, and low-cost printing. Our study rooms allow groups to work together. Several of our study rooms have large monitors that 4 laptops can plug into for groups wanting to work on a group project. While visiting, check out one of our Leisure books or a movie for relaxing after studying. Our open hours for the Fall 2023 semester are listed below.

  • Monday through Thursday, 7:30 am to 9:00 pm
  • Friday, 7:30 am to 5:00 pm
  • Saturday, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
  • Closed Sunday
  • For Closures and Holiday hours, please visit our main guide.

The Library is ready to support you in your academic journey.

  • For a complete list of services offered by the Library, visit our Library Services page. 
  • Virtual Reference Desk (VRD) is staffed during open Library hours. You can contact us via chat, email, or phone: (210) 486-5388 or (210)486-5387. To chat with us, click on the green chat button in the Contact Information box located on the left side of the Library's website or on our LibGuides. Do you have a question while we are closed? Email it to We will respond by the next business day.

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 (VRD)
Available during open Library hours.

For Holiday hours, please visit our main guide.

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

Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Closed Saturday and Sunday

Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Closed Saturday and Sunday

Summer Semesters
4-day Work Week
Monday - Thursday: 7:30am - 7:00pm
Closed Friday, Saturday and Sunday

5-day Work Week
Monday - Thursday: 7:30am - 7:00pm
Friday: 7:30am - 5:00 pm
Closed Saturday and Sunday

Convocation Week (Aug 21-25)
Monday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday: 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Wednesday & Thursday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Friday: Closed for Staff Development
Closed Saturday and Sunday

Intersession (Between Semesters) (Aug 14-18) 
Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Closed Saturday and Sunday

Chat Hours (excluding holidays):

Chat hours are the same as the NLC Library hours of operation.

Chat with a Librarian

Use the above box 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.