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*Business & Industry Library Research Overview: Request or Renew

A general guide to research in business and industry

Placing a Request

What if the item I want is not available?

A book or DVD at any of the TCC campus libraries may be delivered to any other campus library by simply requesting it through our online catalog. This is called an inter-campus loan request (ICL). Typically books are delivered within 1-2 days, and you will receive an email to your TCC email address when it is available to pick up.

You can also use the ICL request to put a book or movie on hold at your own campus library IF it is already checked out to someone else. When the item is returned, it will be held for you to check it out next. You will receive an email to your TCC email address when it is available to pick up.

NOTE: There is no guarantee that checked-out items will be returned before your paper is due.

Renew Materials

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How do I renew items I have checked out?

Materials may be renewed once online before the original due date. If your books and movies are already overdue, or if they have already been renewed once, you should bring them to your campus library to renew in person.


To renew books and movies online:

  1. Begin at the library homepage:
  2. Click on My Library Account in the top menu.
  3. Sign in using your myTCC email and password.
  4. Click on Loans or VIEW ALL LOANS.
  5. Select the RENEW option next to an item you would like to renew or select RENEW ALL from the top of the list.


Checkout Policies:
In most cases, books check out for 3 weeks at a time.  DVDs are checked out for 1 week.  There are certain times in the semester when the checkout period may be less than 3 weeks. Check with the Circulation Desk at your campus library for more information.

How to...

To place a request for an item at another campus or an item that is currently checked out:

  1. Locate the item you want in the library catalog, and click on the title.
  2. Under Get It click on the Sign In button.
  3. Sign in using your myTCC email address and password.
  4. Click Request for Pickup.
  5. Choose your campus under Pickup Location
  6. Leave the Not Needed After date blank unless there is a waitlist for your item.
  7. Enter any comments for the librarians, if needed.
  8. Click the Send Request button.
  9. You will be notified by email when your item is ready to be picked up.