Library Mission Statement

The primary mission of the Charlie and Helen Hampton Library is to provide the information resources and services necessary to support the college's instructional programs.  In addition, the library strives to meet the general information needs of, and to promote lifelong learning among, NTCC students, faculty, staff, and community users.  The library achieves its mission through the acquisition and maintenance of a well-balanced collection of print, nonprint, and electronic resources and instruction in the use of these resources.  The library seeks to provide maximum access to these resources regardless of location or format.  The goal of the library is to meet the information needs of its users as determined by its users.  Achieving this goal entails the periodic evaluation of the collection and services.

    The following ongoing objectives have been established to support the mission and goal of the Charlie and Helen Hampton Library:

  • Select, acquire, process, and maintain a collection of print, nonprint, and electronic resources to support instruction and serve as a resource center for the college district.
  • Select, acquire, and maintain the audiovisual equipment and information technology necessary for the use of nonprint and electronic resources.
  • Provide for the circulation of learning resources.
  • Provide appropriate space, furnishings, and equipment to promote learning.
  • Provide qualified staff to serve the information needs of students, faculty, staff, and community users.
  • Provide reference assistance and instruction, both formal and informal, in the use of library materials and services.
  • Provide access to a broad resource base through initiatives such as interlibrary loan and cooperative agreements at the regional, state, and national level.
  • Evaluate the library collection, equipment, facilities, and services on a periodic basis.

    Last updated on January 3, 2021.