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ENGL 2311 TR French: Books

Books & E-books

Search for books in the library to learn about the background of your issue at the state and national levels.


  • Texas AND "higher education"
  • state AND gun control
  • United States AND "early childhood education"
  • public policy AND marijuana use

Search for books, e-books, and videos in the library.

Borrowing at Trinity River Library


Your TCC Student ID card acts as your library card. 

Item Limit

  • Currently-enrolled students may check out a total of 10 items.
  • DVDs - limit 3
  • Laptops - limit 1

Loan Periods

  • Books and Audiobooks can be kept for 3 weeks in the Fall and Spring, 2 weeks in the Summer.
  • DVDs can be kept for 1 week.
  • Materials can be renewed once online. You should bring the materials with you to the library for renewal after that.
    Video: How to renew items online (1:07)
  • Laptops may be borrowed for use in the library or overnight. No renewals on laptops.


If the material is checked out, you may place a "hold" or reserve it by notifying the staff at the circulation desk. The information you need to provide is: your name, student ID number, title and call number of the item, and pick-up campus location.

Lost books

You will be charged the replacement cost for lost books. Lost items on an account will result in a block restricting all registration procedures for students and in the revocation of the library card for community users.

Items Not in the Fulkerson Library

Books owned by any of the TCC libraries may be requested and sent to the Fulkerson Library through Intercampus Loan (ICL).  Please allow two – three working days for the materials to arrive.

The TexShare card is a free lending service that allows students to check out items from other colleges, universities, and public libraries throughout Texas that participate in the TexShare program. Please present a picture ID and proof of residency at the library Circulation Desk to apply for this card. TexShare cards must be renewed each semester.

Reading call numbers


Most academic libraries use the Library of Congress (LC) classification system to organize their materials. Each item is labeled with an LC call number which acts like an address for the book. The call number indicates exactly where the book is located on the library shelves. Find the call number in parentheses immediately after the name of the library when looking at the information about a particular book.

screenshot of a book record featuring the call number and location