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The library holds a small collection of textbooks and other items placed on Reserve by TCC faculty. Current students may check out one item at a time for one hour of in-library use.  A valid TCC ID card is required. Students that keep reserves items past the time due will lose their ability to use items from this collection.

To find available textbooks, Search the Catalog

Distance Learning students can fill out a chapter request form.



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Databases By Subject/Title

The TCC Library subscribes to almost 100 premium content databases containing information you won't find for free out on the Web. Our course & subject Research Guides can be a helpful starting point, or, you can browse our databases

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.

Using other Libraries (Reciprocal Borrowing)

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 materials and use the library facility for studying.

Locally, this means that TCC students may use the libraries at

FSU Library logo    and    FAMU Libraries logo

Students must show their 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.

Laptops & 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

Research Consultations

What is a Research Consultation?

Research Consultations are scheduled appointments with a reference librarian for individualized, uninterrupted, one-on-one assistance with library research. Consultations are available to all TCC students, faculty and staff.

What will a research consultation include?

It will include a conversation about your research needs or assignment and what sources will best meet your needs. We will teach you how to search for and locate books, e-books, and articles available in our subscription databases and other information sources as needed. Research consultations can also provide assistance with evaluating information and using citation styles (MLA, APA, Turabian). We can sometimes provide clarification for assignments but we recommend that you contact your professor first.

Why is this different from the help received at the reference desk?

Research consultations provide uninterrupted time with a reference librarian, where individual research need is the focus. While assistance getting started in research is always available at the reference desk, it isn't usually possible for the librarian to spend uninterrupted blocks of time with individuals.

How long does the research consultation last?

Consultation sessions usually last from 30 minutes to 1 hour. If needed, a follow-up appointment may be scheduled.

When are research consultation appointments available?

Appointments will be scheduled during regular .

How do I request a research consultation?

Please follow this link to schedule a Research Consultation Appointment with a librarian. 

Following the submission of your request, a librarian will contact you to finalize your appointment time the next business day. If you have not been contacted within that time, please call the Reference Desk on the second floor of the main campus Library: (850) 201-8383

LIS2004 Credit Course

Research Strategies for College Students

LIS 2004 | 1 credit hour (Online Course)

This course allows students to gain the knowledge, skills and abilities needed to succeed in college-level research by identifying, evaluating and using diverse information sources from the Internet and library databases. Taught by library faculty, this course follows the research process that includes developing topics and thesis statements, creating search strategies, and critically evaluating and ethically citing sources. These research and critical thinking skills are crucial for success not only in college but also in the workplace.

To learn more about this course, visit the catalog.

Student Testimonials

I have been a big "googler" for a while, but this class is like Google on steroids. It's taught me so much about how to find much more detailed information on the Internet for school, business and personal. - Belinda M.

I have learned how to maneuver around better than before. I have learned a lot about search engines and... how to cite better. I would suggest that everyone should take this class, especially if you are older and not that computer savvy. - Nancy J.

Wow!! (is) the only way I can explain my Internet Research experience. In all honesty, I initially registered for the class to fill schedule space but I am so glad I did.  There was so much that I didn't know. The knowledge I've gained will continue to be very useful in both my academic and professional careers. I would strongly advise students to take this class, the information gleaned from it is essential for success. - Veronica R.

Students who have difficulty navigating the Internet or finding credible sources for research papers would find this class a dream come true. - Nicole R.

Request New Items

New Materials Request Form

The TCC Library welcomes requests for new materials. Purchases are dependent upon budget availability and adherence to the TCC Library Collection Development Policy.

TCC Riley Archive

Housed on the first floor of the main campus Library, the Riley Archive is a collection of papers, manuscripts and books on general African-American history from Civil War to Civil Rights eras (1860-1960), with specific focus on Leon and Gadsden Counties in North Florida.


University Partner Libraries

Flagler College

Proctor Library

Research Guides   |   Search Catalog

Access Databases (For current password, see TCC Reference Department)

Research Assistance: (904) 819-6331

Thomas University

Thomas University Library

Main Library: (229) 226-1621 ext. 1039