The TCC library buildings are closed, but we are still providing services online!
Library staff are readily available to provide information and assistance to support your students' online learning experience.
Contact librarians to assist you in identifying resources for your classes, to schedule library instruction, or to get answers to any of your library questions. Use the spreadsheet below to find the best librarian to assist you.
To find quick answers to frequently asked questions or get immediate assistance via chat use the link below.
Library books, DVDs, Blu-Rays, and board games are now available to check out via curbside/front-door pickup!
TCC Faculty and Staff can also request InterLibrary Loan items if the TCC library catalog does not have the book or article you need.
E-books and Streaming Video are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Most can easily be embedded into online courses. Use the tabs of the Library Catalog search to select E-books or Streaming Video.
Open Educational Resources, or OER, are freely accessible and openly licensed digital assets that can be used for teaching, learning, and assessing learning. Several repositories of these free-to-use materials are available.
TCC Faculty may request a laptop or other computing device by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have a student who is in need of a device to access their classes or complete coursework, please have the student complete the online form at the link below.
Technical support for faculty and staff is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
If you need technical support, apart from Blackboard support listed above, choose one of the following:
TCC librarians are available to assist you with providing library orientations, assignment-specific instruction, and information literacy instruction to students remotely. There are a variety of options.
1. Invite a librarian to visit your class virtually. This may be a single session using Blackboard Collaborate, or you may choose to embed your librarian in your Blackboard course for ongoing collaboration throughout the semester. Interested in learning more? Use the spreadsheet on the left to contact a librarian for more details.
2. Link a video or text-based library tutorial within your Blackboard course page. We have several premade options that you can choose from, or, contact a librarian to ask about subject- or assignment-specific videos for your class.
3. Add library resources or one of our online research guides to your Blackboard course page. The LibGuides linked below can help you get started.
Don't see an online research guide for your course? No problem! Ask a librarian to build one just for you and your students!
Our article databases and electronic resources remain available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
TCC is prepared to help faculty move from face-to-face (F2F) to remote delivery. Resources have been created to support faculty and students in this transition.
For additional support, contact email@example.com.
TCC’s Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) service for faculty, staff, and students is now available.
What is VDI?
VDI allows TCC users to log in to a Windows 10 virtual desktop from anywhere they have internet access. Using VDI is like to logging in to an on-campus computer, but provides users with remote access to many applications commonly found on campus computers.
As of 3/25/2020, the TexShare Card Program has been temporarily suspended due to COVID-19. Libraries are not currently issuing or renewing TexShare Cards. If you have questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the site linked below.