Academic Support

Library services are available at all campuses. The mission of Library Services of College of the North Atlantic is:

  • to provide college community and, wherever possible, the general public with access to quality library services;
  • to develop library collections that support and complement the curriculum;
  • to establish library environments in which the users can effectively engage in individual research and study;
  • to empower College students with the knowledge and skills necessary for independent, lifelong learning.

Library Services offers a full range of research assistance services, as well as the ability to retrieve articles and other resources online and will also deliver articles and books, when requested, to our Distributed Learning students. Students may email ( or call us (709-643-7762) for assistance and can also consult our website (

Library Services staff are committed to providing facilities that are accessible to persons with special needs.


Campus library collections exist primarily to support and complement the curriculum at a particular site. Many items in collections can be borrowed, but some items are on restricted loan (i.e., Reserves) and some do not circulate (i.e., Reference). To find out what is available in any and all collections, please refer to our online catalogue at

Library Services also provides access to a variety of electronic resources, such as e-books, article databases, and online newspapers. To find out more, please visit our website at .

Hours of Operation

Each location establishes its own opening hours. Suggestions about additional or different opening hours are welcome.

To determine the current schedule of a particular library or library learning commons or  to obtain further information about policies and procedures, please consult the Library Services webpage at