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New Students 2022: Home

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Welcome to Tarrant County College, we are so glad you chose to study here! One of the many benefits of being a student with us includes free and (almost) unlimited access to the college libraries' resources. Whether you are new to college or simply new to TCC, here at the library we have everything a student could need to be successful.

We hope this guide helps you to navigate all that we have to offer, but if you have questions or wish to speak with one of our librarians or library staff, please do not hesitate to reach out! 

Our History

"Tarrant County College was established by a countywide election on July 31, 1965, as Tarrant County Junior College, the name change coming in 1999. The South Campus opened in 1967, followed by Northeast (1968), Northwest (1976), Southeast (1996), Trinity River Campus (2009) and TCC Connect Campus (2015). The Erma C. Johnson Hadley Northwest Center of Excellence for Aviation, Transportation and Logistics opened in Fall 2014 at Alliance Airport as part of the Northwest Campus. The College District is governed by a seven-member Board of Trustees elected for staggered six-year terms in single member districts.

Enrollment growth has been steady throughout recent years. The South Campus, at 4,772, had the largest opening-day enrollment of any community college in the nation up to that time. Overall credit student enrollment passed the 20,000 mark in 1980 and exceeded 50,000 in the fall of 2011. Recently, TCC was named the seventh-largest college or university in Texas."

- From the Tarrant County History Page

Learn more about Tarrant County College, it's mission, vision, and history Here.

Device Check-Out

The library has electronic devices available for you to check out!

 We have Chromebooks, Microsoft Surface Go's, and Tablets which you can check out for the entire semester including in the summer and maymester.

To check out a device, fill out the form here and pick it up from your library the next time you are there!

We also have a selection of calculators, headphones, webcams, and more available for check-out as well through our course reserve collections; you can search our catalogue for specific items or contact the library for information on what we have available to our students.

Meet Toro! He is Tarrant County College's mascot and you can learn more about him here.

Librarians Are Here For You

TMan reading and sitting on stack of booksarrant County College is fortunate to have dedicated and knowledgeable librarians who are ready to help you excel. 

Librarians at TCC can help you...

  • Find resources to complete your assignments;
  • Research specific topics or subjects;
  • Navigate any of our online databases;
  • and so much more!

Don't be shy, stop by to ask questions in person or chat with one of our librarians online; we are here for you! You can find our hours of operation and the library online chat on the the home page and can even take a look at the staff in your campus library. 

We Have What You Need

Course Reserve Materials

Each library keeps a collection of textbooks and miscellaneous materials related to courses held on that campus. As a current student, you can check out any of these materials; though most cannot leave the library, so make sure to bring your work with you. These materials are usually donated by instructors or academic departments, so if we do not have something you need for your class, let us know!

Study Space

Whether you need a silent place to really focus or a private room to get together with classmates, you can find any kind of study space in the library. Each library has a number of group study rooms available for currently enrolled students in groups of two or more; plenty of seating in every nook and cranny; and a dedicated space for absolutely silent study. Come on by the next time you are looking for the perfect place to do your homework (and don't forget a snack!).

Printers and Copy Machines

The library is definitely the place to go when you need to print, copy, or scan documents for your classes. Each library is equipped with a WEPA Printer, where you are able to send documents via email, thumb drive, or uploaded directly to the WEPA website. As a student at TCC, you have a WEPA account using the same credentials as your school email account. There is a fee associated with any printing (via copy machine or printer), so make sure to bring your pocket change!

TCC Libraries Digital Display Archive

The Tarrant County College District Libraries are pleased to provide a wide assortment of digital displays and online exhibits designed to educate, inform, entertain, and engage our entire community, and to help support the learning experience outside of the traditional classroom environment.  To view more of these web-based displays, visit our Digital Display Archive page.