About the Library


We believe all people carry innate curiosity and abundant potential. Our role is to welcome, nurture and empower lifelong learners by illuminating paths to greater knowledge and awareness.


Serving the NMC community as partners in teaching and learning, we:

  • Connect learners to useful information, new perspectives and each other
  • Create a safe, comfortable and inclusive environment
  • Curate relevant, authoritative and accessible collections
  • Collaborate with instructors and students to develop information literacy across disciplines

Library History

Northwestern Michigan College was established in the spring of 1951, with the first classes beginning that fall. From the beginning, the library has been an integral part of NMC's history. Read more about the history of the library.

Library Policies

Find essential information about how to use the library, including your borrowing privileges, how to access computers and printers, guidelines for using our facilities and our commitment to your privacy.

Hours & Facilities

View library hours, learn about our facilities and find information about parking, ADA library access and NMC security.

Contact Us

Ask one of your NMC librarians for personalized assistance.