Library Help

Library Tutorials

Short, helpful videos about how to use TCC library resources can be found on this research guide. 

Tutorials

 

Borrowing Books and Materials

Library Card / TCC ID

Your TCC ID card is also your library card. Visit the Cashier Office's website for instructions on how to obtain one.

Who can borrow books and other materials?

Borrowing of all Library items - books, videos, reserves, etc.- is a privilege available to TCC students, faculty and staff. Reciprocal Privileges are also available to individuals from other Florida public universities and community colleges with current college IDs.

Can I check out a laptop or other computer accessories?

Laptops are available in the library for a four-hour, in-library checkout. See availability.

To request a laptop for the semester, use the technology request form on the TCC Libraries website.

Can I check out books from FSU or other colleges?

Current students and staff of any public college or university are eligible to use selected resources at any other public college or university library through our statewide reciprocal borrowing agreement. These privileges often include the ability to check out books and select other physical materials and the use of the library facility for studying. Locally, this means that TCC students may use the libraries at FSU and FAMU. Students must show TCC ID card with a current semester sticker to utilize these services. Materials checked out are subject to local rules regarding check out period and overdue fees.​​

Can I check out books through InterLibrary Loan (ILL)?

Materials not available at the TCC Library may be requested from other libraries:

  • For fastest delivery of items available from other college and university libraries in Florida, use UBorrow. To search the UBorrow/Statewide Catalog, please follow the instructions in our Research Guide.

  • If you do not find your item in the UBorrow/Statewide Catalog, complete and submit an InterLibrary Loan (ILL) Request. Note: requests for current textbooks are not permitted.

The book I need is checked out. Can I request to have it when it's returned?

​If the Primo search shows that an item is checked out, you may request to borrow it next by clicking on the item detail, and then "request item" link. The Circulation Desk will notify you as soon as the item is available.

How long is the checkout period?

Books and videos check out for 2 weeks with the possibility of two renewals.

Item

Main Library

Ghazvini Library

Books (regular collection)

14 days

14 days

Media (DVDs, AudioBooks, etc.)

14 days

Not available

Textbooks / course reserves

1 hour

2 hours

Test prep books

7 days

7 days

Webcams

2 days

2 days

Laptops (in-library)

4 hours

4 hours

Phone chargers

charging station -2nd floor

4 hours

Whiteboard markers / erasers

4 hours

4 hours

Headphones

4 hours

4 hours

Calculator

Not Available

1 hour

USBs 

Ask at desk

Not available

Reference

Non-circulating - but can make an exception for some titles.

Non-circulating

 

What are reserve materials and where are they?

Some course textbooks are available on reserve at the first floor circulation desk at the main campus TCC Library and at the Ghazvini Library. They are available for an in-library, 1-hour checkout at the main campus TCC Library and a 2-hour checkout at the Ghazvini Library. A valid TCC ID card is required to check out reserves. Students that keep reserves past the due time may lose their privilege to check out reserves in the future.

To find available textbooks, please use our catalog search. 

Instructors: If you'd like to place a textbook or any other materials on Reserve for your students, please contact the Circulation Desk at 850.201.6177 with any questions.

 

Accessing Library Resources

How do I login to Library databases and eResources?

To login to our databases/eResources you will use your TCC email address and password. For more details, view video.

Having Trouble Logging In?

Having trouble logging in? Get help online or contact the TCC Helpdesk at (850) 201-8545.

Where can I print and photocopy?