General Information

Shoals Campus

McCoy Learning Resource Center
P O Box 2545
Muscle Shoals, AL 35662
Phone: 256-331-5283; Fax 256-331-5269

Shoals Campus Hours of Operation

M-Th 7:30 am – 9:00 pm
Fri 7:30 am – 4:00 pm
Sat-Sun – Closed

Student Technology Request Form

Phil Campbell Campus

2080 College Road
Phil Campbell, AL 35581
Phone: 256-331-6271
Fax 256-331-6202

Phil Campbell Campus Hours of Operation

M-Th 7:30 am – 8:00 pm
Fri 7:30 am – 4:00 pm
Sat-Sun – Closed

Ask a Librarian


Printing and Copying at the Campus Library

NW-SCC utilizes a print management program called PaperCut which allows students to put funds for copying and printing on a personal account. Students are required to have a PaperCut account in order to print or copy at either campus library. Library staff will be happy to help you create your PaperCut account. Once your account is created, you can load money to your account by paying with check or cash at the library or by paying with check, cash, or debit/credit at the Cashier’s Office. Stop by either campus library to get started using PaperCut.

Career Information

Skills tests and personality surveys are available on the internet to help you learn where your strengths and interests are. These surveys are easy to take and can help point you toward careers that match your skills and personality. This type of specific information is important to help you make a good decision which will help you become more successful.

Skills Tests


Search Engines

Job Sites

Library Regulations

Checking out Materials

  • You must have your current student ID barcoded to checkout materials.  Distance Education students may email or call the library for assistance with checking out materials.
  • Materials are checked out for a period of two weeks and may be renewed in person or by phone.
  • Overdue fines are 10 cents per day per item.
  • You may only have five (5) items checked out at any one time.Computer Usage
  • Computer labs are available in both campus libraries for students to use.
  • Computers are also located in the reading area. Printed pages are 10 cents per page.

Library Personnel

Shoals Campus

Phil Campbell Campus

Library Services for Distance Students

Alabama Virtual Library (AVL) Card – Most students within the state of Alabama are able to use the AVL through the use of geolocation. This technology lets most Alabamians search and use the databases of the library based on location. However, if you are a student who lives in Alabama or another state and are unable to access the AVL, please contact our library for assistance with AVL access at or 256-331-5285.  You do not need a library barcode to access the AVL.

Link to Alabama Virtual Library (AVL)

If you have trouble accessing the AVL, you may request access by completing the form linked below.  Note that it may be up to 72 hours before you receive a response.
Request Access to Alabama Virtual Library (AVL)

NW-SCC Library Barcode – The barcode will allow you to check out course-related books and other materials from the campus libraries so that they can be mailed to you.  Students who are ONLY enrolled in online courses and live more than 50 miles from campus may request a barcode by completing the form.  It may be up to 72 hours before you receive a response.  Note:  You do not need a barcode to access the Alabama Virtual Library (AVL).

View the video below for a short orientation to library resources for Distance Education students.