Frequently Asked Questions
Do you have computers? Laptops?
TCC students, faculty, and staff may log in to our computers with their TCC email and password. TCC library visitors have access to two guest computers. Use is reserved for TCC-related business only. Visitors are expected to adhere to the TCC Board Policy Manual, Policy PO8820 Information Technology.
Laptops are available for a 4-hour, in-library checkout.
Need one for longer? Fill out the form on the TCC Libraries website to request a laptop to use for the semester.
How do I print, copy, scan, or fax?
Can I put books on hold?
Search the catalog. Select the link for the item you're interested in. Find the "request item" link and fill out the information. You will be notified when the item is available.
Do you have my textbook?
We provide some textbooks for a 1-hour, in-library checkout at the main campus TCC Library and for a 2-hour, in-library checkout at the Ghazvini Library. Search for your textbook.
We do not sell textbooks or course codes. If you would like to purchase a textbook, please contact the TCC Bookstore.
How do I access online resources?
Can you help me with my research assignment?
Yes! We're happy to help you with research and citations. Please see research assistance and research self-help on the TCC Libraries website.
Do you do tutoring? Can you help me with writing?
Please contact the TCC Learning Commons.
Library Use Guidelines
The TCC Library strives to maintain an environment conducive to study, computing, and personal enrichment. Adherence to the following guidelines is appreciated.
- The TCC Library welcomes anyone to visit our library. Some services are limited to current TCC and University Partner (Flagler College, and Thomas University) students, faculty, and staff.
- Library users are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that is respectful of the normal activities and function of the Library, its staff, and other library users, and are expected to adhere to TCC Policy 03-26 (Computer Security and Access, Software Licensing, and Electronic Correspondence) and the TCC Student Code of Conduct.
- Students using computers for academic purposes will be given first priority. Students using the computers for non-academic purposes may be asked to relinquish computer access during peak times.
- Please finish all food and tobacco products before entering the building. Beverages with tight-fitting lids are permitted. For your convenience, food is permitted in the 1st-floor Learning Commons Lobby and at the picnic tables on the Library patio.
- Cell phone conversations, music, or other multimedia should not be audible to others. Please use designated cell phone areas for phone conversations. Headphones are available for check out on the 2nd floor.
- When you leave the computers, remember to log-off, off and take your flash drive, books, and other personal items. Computers left unattended may be logged out and offered to another student for use.
- Children supervised by a parent or adult caregiver are welcome in the Library. Disruptive children and their accompanying adult(s) will be asked to leave. No child under the age of 18, except registered TCC students, may use the computers.
- Designated quiet study areas are available on both the first and second floors. Noisier activities will be redirected elsewhere.
Borrowing Materials. Reciprocal Borrowing. Course Reserves.
Policies, check-out times, and our how-to video. (Will add a link to the borrowing materials page once it goes live.)
Computer Use and Printing/Copying/Scanning/Faxing
The TCC Library has computers available for use by TCC Students.
TCC library visitors have access to two guest computers. Use is reserved for TCC-related business only. Visitors are expected to adhere to the TCC Board Policy Manual, Policy PO8820 Information Technology.
Photocopiers are available to use for TCC-related business only.
Faxing is provided for current TCC students at the 1st-floor Circulation Desk and at the Ghazvini Library service desk. A current TCC ID card is required.
Group and single-use study rooms are available for currently enrolled TCC and University Partner student groups. Violation of room policies will result in loss of room privileges.
The primary collection development goal of the Tallahassee Community College library is to provide and maintain collections in various formats that support the curriculum and instructional programs of the College, a two-year lower-division institution. A secondary priority is to provide resources that support and enrich personal and professional growth and promote the development of an engaged and informed citizenry. This policy outlines the standards and guidelines for selecting and maintaining the Library’s collection, serves as a consistent framework for those responsible for collection development, and communicates library policy to students, faculty, staff, and the community.
View the full Collection Development Policy 2023.
Guidelines for Children in the Library
The Tallahassee Community College Library strives to provide a learning environment conducive to study for students, faculty, staff, and community members. We ask that you adhere to the following guidelines to make the library a welcoming space for all.
- Children must be accompanied by a parent, guardian, or adult caretaker.
- Staff will attempt to locate the child’s caretaker if a child is unattended. If the caretaker cannot be found, TCCPD will be notified.
- If a child becomes upset and cannot quiet down when asked, we ask the caretaker to remove the child from the library to calm them temporarily.
- Snacks and beverages with tight-fitting lids are permitted in the library. Please finish all food that carries a strong odor or is messy to eat before entering the library building.
- Currently, enrolled students can check out physical items with a TCC ID.
- Anyone may enter the library and read books on the shelves. Caretakers are responsible for what children read while in their care.
- When finished with library books, please leave them on the book carts at the end of the aisle.
- Caretakers will be held liable for any damaged library property by children in their care.
- Due to unfiltered internet access, accompanied children may not use TCC desktop or laptop computers.
Services for the General Public
Current students and staff of any Florida public college or university can use selected resources at any other Florida college library through our statewide reciprocal borrowing agreement. Students must show their current school ID card and be in good standing at their home institution to utilize these services. At TCC, these privileges include checking out books, selecting other physical materials, and using the library facility for studying. Reference materials and serials may be used in-house but not checked out.
Open Wi-Fi access is available on both floors of the library.