M. P. Baker Library
Carthage, Texas 75633
The mission of the M.P. Baker Library of Panola College is to be an academic Learning Resource Center for the students and faculty of the College. The LRC staff strives to offer resources and services, when and where they are needed, to enhance the development of the whole student, and to offer opportunities for students to become lifelong learners.
About M. P. Baker Library
The Learning Resource Center (LRC), named for M.P. Baker, president of Panola College from 1951-1967, supports the entire instructional program of Panola College. An expansion and renovation project completed in 2009 increased the size of the library by almost three-fold. The additional space houses a growing and evolving collection of books, media, and electronic materials to support academic transfer, technical and vocational programs as well as to satisfy the educational, informational and recreational needs of the students and faculty. The LRC subscribes to ebooks, streaming media, and other electronic databases for the convenience of all students whether on or off campus.
Computers are available for student use as well as wireless access for laptop users. Group or individualized orientation and information literacy instruction are provided for faculty and students in person and online. Students are invited to enjoy the many study rooms or quiet reading areas throughout the LRC. The Library hosts various programs and events (art displays and exhibits) as outreach services to provide enrichment opportunities to the College community.