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TCC Libraries Faculty Landing Page: Faculty Services

Here you'll find the most up-to-date information about library services while TCC campuses are closed. Keep checking back as this information is changing all the time.

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What's online for faculty?

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 a Librarian

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. 

E-books and Streaming Videos

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. 

Online Textbooks

Many textbooks are available online due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Use each of the links below to search for textbooks for your course, or use the LibGuide linked below for more information. 

Open Educational Resources (OER)

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. 

Device Requests

TCC Faculty may request a laptop or other computing device by emailing digital.needs@tccd.edu.

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.

TexShare Program

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 texshare@tsl.texas.gov or visit the site linked below.

Online Library Instruction

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!

Article Databases

Our article databases and electronic resources remain available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Remote Teaching Support

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 faculty.support@tccd.edu.

Technical Support

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:

  • Call 817-515-8324
  • Submit a service request via email to HelpDesk@tccd.edu
  • Submit a help desk ticket online using the linked form below