Services for the Community

Adult Community Members | K-12 Student Groups | High School | Elementary & Middle School

The Molstead Library offers NIC students and the North Idaho community a comfortable and friendly environment to research and relax. To help us maintain this positive working environment, please review the Patron Conduct Policy before visiting.


Adult Community Members

Adult community members who are not enrolled as an NIC student may check out books from Molstead Library with a community borrower account (using their driver’s license or public library card).

Community Borrower Privileges Include
  • Access to the library's online databases and Flipster while in the library
  • Borrowing up to five items (includes books, DVDs, and CDs)
  • Print/scan/photocopy
  • Access to microfilm collection and reader (Coeur d'Alene Press)
Visit the Materials Borrowing page for circulation details.

Please contact the Molstead Library Info Desk or the Public Services/Collection Development Librarian if you plan to visit and need our assistance with specialized research or resources.

K-12 Student Group Use

Molstead Library welcomes the use of the library's materials, equipment and facility by groups of area high school students. Please contact our Public Services/Collection Development Librarian to schedule a group activity.

Molstead Library is equipped to handle groups of no more than twenty students at one time, due to a limited number of computers, seating and library personnel which must be shared by NIC, LCSC, UI students/faculty, and community users. Teachers may schedule a period of up to 1 day in the library, per semester, with their students.

NOTE: K-12 student groups must be accompanied by their classroom teachers (This does not apply to NIC dual-credit students).


High School Student Use

Individual high school students who are working on school projects and are not dual-credit enrolled with NIC, are welcome to work independently in the library and use the library resources. If a student is looking to receive assistance with a particular research assignment or project, please contact the Molstead Library Info Desk or the Public Services/Collection Development Librarian prior to your visit so we can be prepared to assist you.

Elementary And Middle School Student Use

Use of the Library by elementary and middle school student groups is limited to tours, which can be coordinated with the Public Services/Collection Development Librarian.

  • Tours are limited to a maximum of 20 elementary or middle school students.
  • Students must be accompanied by their teacher(s).
  • Teachers should call and schedule tours with the Public Services Librarian at least two weeks in advance.
Individual elementary and middle school students are welcome, when accompanied by a parent. Parents of K-12 students may sign-up as a Molstead Library community borrower and check-out materials for their children.