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North Harris Library Student Services: About

A description of the services available to students at LSC-North Harris Library

About Sevices

LSC-North Harris Library provides a number of services for students. Not sure what services you need? Why not Ask A Librarian? Also, make sure to check out tutoring services provided by the Writing Center, Biology Learning Center, and the Math Achievement Center.

Are you a faculty or staff member, or a member of the public? We have services for you too!

Faculty Services Guide | Public Service Guide

Citation and Research

Librarians are available to assist with research and citation whenever the library is open. If you can't make it to the library, you can also call, chat, or email your questions to a librarian.

Books and Articles


The library's book collection is on the second floor. The collection is separated into three groups: the Leisure Reading Collection, Academic Research Collection,  Law Collection and Reserves.

The Academic Collection contains works on a variety of topics. Books in this collection are arranged by Library of Congress (LC) Call Number. If you are looking for a book on a specific topic, you can search for it in the library catalog. Most books in this collection can be checked out for two weeks.

The Leisure Reading Collection includes popular fiction, manga, graphic novels, and other popular works. This collection is organized by the author's last name. Books in this collection can be checked out for two weeks.

The Law Collection includes copies of Vernon's Texas Statutes and Codes Annotated, the Federal Reporter, and other legal works. Books in the legal collection can not be checked out.

Professors sometimes put books in the Reserve collection. These are books that are in high demand by students in a class or for a particular assignment. Ask for Reserve Books at the 2nd Floor Service Desk. You must have a Student ID to checkout a Reserve Book, and the book can only be used for a limited time in the library.

Journals and Magazines

The library maintains a small collection of journals and magazines, located on the 2nd floor. Journals and Magazines may not be checked out.

If you are looking for scholarly, peer reviewed, journal articles for a class project, try searching in the library databases.

Study Spaces

Quiet Study Space

This is located on the 2nd floor of the library. In this area, no loud or long conversations are allowed. Any music must be listened to on headphones.

Group Study

Group study areas are on the 3rd floor. In this area conversations are allowed.

Group Study Rooms

These rooms are for students only. You must have at least two in your group at check in. To book a room, visit

Computers, Printing, and Scanning

Library Computer Lab

The Library Computer Lab is on the 3rd floor. To use a computer, login with your MyLoneStar username and password. Computers are equipped with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Adobe Cloud. Designated computers are equipped with software to assist the visually impaired.

Makerspace Computers

These computers are located in the Makerspace area on the 3rd floor. They contain additional software, such at AutoCAD and Blender, for use with more advanced applications.


The Library print station is located on the 3rd floor. You can send jobs to the station from any computer in the Library Computer Lab, or by visiting MyPrintCenter. Prints cost 10¢ a page for Black and White, and 50¢ a page for Color. You can add money to your account at the print release station using cash, or login to MyPrintCenter and use a credit or debit card. Login to the print station to release your print jobs.


A scanning station on the 2nd floor near the service desk.