Welcome to the M.P. Baker Library! Your Library!

PC Library The purpose 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. 

LIBRARY AMNESTY: Monday, November 20, 2017 - Thursday, December 14, 2017

All existing library fines will be waived if you bring canned/boxed food items in place of money for your fines. This also includes materials currently checked out that will be late when returned. The exchange will be one canned/boxed food item in place of each dollar owed. If your fine is less than $1.00, the exchange is still one canned/boxed food item. Donations will go to the Mission Carthage food bank to help supply Christmas baskets.

FREE TRIAL! Drama Online Library

FREE TRIAL! EBSCO: American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals Collection
Digital archives from the Colonial Era through the Civil War and Reconstruction.
Series 1 (1684-1820)
Series 2 (1821-1837)
Series 3 (1838-1852)
Series 4 (1853-1865)
Series 5 (1866-1912)


Information is provided through a variety of formats. You will find print and electronic books, newspapers, magazines, journals, archival items, reserve items, reference works, movies, computers, printers, Wi-Fi, and copiers.  


Your library is proud to be a member of TexShare, a program offered and supported by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission. This program allows us to offer interlibrary loan and library card service to other Texas libraries. We also provide instruction and assistance with using the library’s resources, monthly gallery exhibits, and lunchbox lectures through the year.


The library provides both study spaces and social spaces. There are 6 study rooms, 2 conference rooms, a computer classroom, leisurely reading areas, study tables, and an open computer lab. 

M.P. Baker Library Hours

The Panola College campus will close for the Christmas Holidays Friday, December 15th at 12:30pm and will reopen Monday, January 2nd at 7:30am.

The Library will also have special late hours during the week of finals:
Wednesday, December 6th: Open until midnight

Thursday, December 7th: Open until 11:00pm
Sunday, December 10th: Open until 10:00pm
Monday, December 11th: Open until 9:00pm
Tuesday, December 12th - Thursday, December 14th: Close at 5:00pm

Fall Semester Library Hours (August 28, 2017 - December 12, 2017)
Monday - Thursday:  7:30am - 9:00pm
Friday:  7:30am - 12:30pm
Saturday:  closed
Sunday:  4:00pm - 9:00pm