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As part of the Napa County Library System the McCarthy Library serves students, faculty, staff, and the greater Napa community. Yes, your public library card works here! The McCarthy Library is located at the south-eastern side of the Napa Valley College campus in the 1700 Building and contains books, periodicals, and a large collection of reserve items including reading materials for various classes. The Library also subscribes to electronic databases that provide access to many full-text journals, newspapers, and magazine articles. Library staff and Librarians are available to assist you in your search for information and research material using both traditional print and electronic resources. In addition to sharing collection access with the Napa County Public Library,  the McCarthy Library is part of LINK+, a consortium of over 60 libraries in the state of California and Nevada. 


The McCarthy Library supports the mission and programs of Napa Valley College through the acquisition and management of academic information resources, the development of information literacy, and providing excellent service to library users.


Napa Valley College is a community of people excited about learning, where students are first and foremost in everything we do. We value, model, and encourage: student success; honesty; creativity; integrity; adaptability; inclusivity; responsibility; openness to new ideas; respect for others; and health and wellness. The McCarthy Library is committed to these core values:

  • the advancement of learning and literacy
  • the cause of intellectual freedom
  • the right to freedom of inquiry
  • unfettered access to recorded knowledge and information