Contact Us

Have a question? We are available by phone, email, text, or chat during regular business hours.

Phone: 903-693-2052

Text: 903-225-2322



New Materials

View the M.P. Baker Library's new materials or submit suggestions for new materials to be added to our collection.



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.



The 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 loans and library card services to other Texas libraries. We also provide instruction and assistance with using the Library’s resources and gallery exhibits throughout the year.

  • 3D Printer (For Panola College Faculty/Staff/Students, second floor, no charge for College use)
  • Copying and printing (Black/White - $.09 per page, Color - $.25 per page, self serve, second floor) 
  • Document faxing (Only available in the College Store)
  • Document scanner (Self-serve, second floor)



The library has several spaces available for individual study or for socializing. There are also spaces for instructional use or meetings. All of the spaces are equipped with Wi-Fi.

Social Spaces include the snack area in the foyer of the library and the casual seating areas throughout the library where upholstered sofas and chairs are available. Drinks with lids are allowed in the Library. Food is not allowed.

Study Spaces include the tables and chairs located throughout the library which will seat from 4-6 students. The library offers 31 pods for quiet study; 12 singular and 3 duo pods on the first floor, 16 singular pods on the 2nd floor. There are also 8 study rooms available; 5 study rooms which seat from 4-6 students and 3 study rooms which include collaboration stations that will accommodate 6-14 students. Students are also welcome to use the 16 computers located upstairs in the open lab.

Instructional Spaces include a large computer classroom that accommodates 32 students and a large conference room that can be reserved by instructors for tutoring purposes. The conference room can comfortably seat 10-15 students.

Community Spaces include the Murphy-Payne Community Room. This large room can be divided into two smaller rooms to accommodate separate groups when needed. The Murphy Payne room must be reserved by calling 903-693-1183. 


Panola College Digital Archives

Panola College Digital Collection

  • Black Gold  Interviews about life in the 1970s of African American communities in the Panola County area.
  • The Loblolly  Gary High School students created this publication for the purpose of preserving and providing information about their community's past so that they may better understand the present world.
  • Panola Oral History Collection Collection of audio recordings and written transcripts of Interviews by students of local people and family members. Years range from 1986 to 1999.


Portal to Texas History

  • Black Gold Interviews about life in the 1970s of African American communities in the Panola County area.
  • East Texas Register Newspaper published in Carthage, Texas. Years 1920 (vol.19) and 1921 (vol. 20) are available.
  • Loblolly Gary High School student publication available from 1973 to 2003.
  • Panola Watchman  Panola County, Texas newspaper.
  • Pony Express The student newspaper includes news of interest to the Panola College community from 1948 to 2009.
  • The Fighting Men of the Indian Wars Bill O'Neal's Biographical Encyclopedia of the Mountain Men, Soldiers, Cowboys, and Pioneers Who Took Up Arms During America's Westward Expansion.


Panola College Yearbook Archives

Panola College's The Pony yearbook was first published in 1950 and was published annually through 1990. Due to the lack of student support and the rise of social media, The Pony was discontinued. The Pony did briefly return in 2017 with one final yearbook. Photos from Panola College events, performances, and games are now archived on the Panola College Flickr account.

We are currently missing copies of the yearbooks from 1951, 1981, 1983, and 1984. If you have a copy of one of these years, please contact us at


What time does the library open?

The library opens Monday-Friday at 7:30 a.m.

What time does the library close?

The library closes Monday-Thursday at 7:00 p.m., Friday at 12:30 p.m.

Is the library open on weekends?

The library is not currently open on the weekends.

How do I login to the databases?

Email for assistance. 

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Mission statement

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.