The front of the TCC Library

About Us

TCC Library Mission Statement

In support of the mission of Tallahassee Community College, the Libraries serve as a locus in providing academic and social spaces that promote educational, cultural, technological and lifelong learning opportunities for students, faculty, staff and members of the community. By facilitating access to services and resources that support current and emerging trends in higher education, the Libraries are responsive to the needs of the College’s learning community.

Library Policies

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 the 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, 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.  

Circulation of Library Materials

Students

Students may check out up to twenty circulating items for two weeks, with up to two renewals. Check out of electronic materials (DVDs, audiobooks etc.) is limited to ten items. A current student ID is required. Items not yet overdue may be renewed in person, via telephone (850) 201-8376 or online via MyAccount

TCC Faculty and Staff

TCC Faculty and Staff may check out regular circulating items until the end of the current semester.  Non-circulating items including Reference books, periodicals and non-circulating videos, may also be checked out for a limited time. See library staff for details. A current TCC ID card is required. 

Overdue materials

The TCC Library does not charge overdue fines. Patrons with significantly overdue or damaged materials will be assessed the full replacement cost of the item plus a $5 per item processing fee. 

Computer Use and Printing

The TCC Library has computers available for use by TCC Students.  

Current students are allotted $4 per semester for printing (50 double-sided B&W pages). Additional funds can be added as needed. Staff is available to answer questions and assist you with the equipment and software. Please note, unused print credits are non-refundable.

TCC library visitors have access to two guest computers. Use is reserved for TCC related business only. Visitors are expected to adhere to TCC Policy 03-26 (Computer Security and Access, Software Licensing, and Electronic Correspondence)

Study Rooms

Group and single use study rooms are available for currently-enrolled TCC and University Partner student groups on a "first-come, first-served" basis. Food is not allowed in the study rooms. Rooms are for quiet study. Violation of room policies will result in loss of room privileges.

First floor room keys can be checked out at the Circultaion Desk.
Second floor room keys can be checked out at the Reference Desk.

Study rooms are available in two-hour time blocks. Dry erase markers are available upon request. 

Collection Development Policy

The primary collection development goal of the Tallahassee Community College library is to provide and maintain collections in a variety of 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 the selection and maintenance of 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 2019

Photocopiers and Fax Services

Photocopiers are available to use for TCC related business only.

Faxing is provided for current TCC students at the 1st floor Circulation Desk.  A current TCC ID card is required. 

Children

The TCC Library strives to provide a learning environment conducive to study and research for students, faculty, staff and community members. Children are welcomed in the library, but, in order to preserve the rights and privileges of other patrons and to protect your children, the following guidelines must be followed:

  • Children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver who will be responsible for continuous supervision, including appropriate behavior.
  • Loud, noisy, or disruptive behavior is inappropriate and the adult will be asked to remove the child from the building until such behavior is mitigated.
  • Any person under the age of 18, except registered TCC students, may not use a public computer due to non-filtered Internet access.
  • If a child is left in the library without adult supervision, Campus Police will be notified.
  • Anyone not abiding by these guidelines will be asked to leave the library.

Reciprocal Borrowing

Current students and staff of any Florida public college or university are eligible to use selected resources at any other Florida college library through our statewide reciprocal borrowing agreement. 

These privileges often include the ability to check out books and select other 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 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.​​

Services for the General Public

Current students and staff of any Florida public college or university are eligible to 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 the ability to check out books and select other physical materials and the use of 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.

Reserves/Textbooks

The library holds a small collection of textbooks and other items placed on Reserve by the 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 may will their ability to use items from this collection.  

Faculty wishing to add an item to the Reserve collection may do so by completing a Reserves Form and bringing the item to the main library service desk on the 1st floor. 

 

Staff Directory

Stephen Banister                         Jules Bailey                                        Susan Crutchfield                           Susie Del Rosario
Director of Library Services         Faculty Librarian                               Technical Processing                      Technical Processing
libdiroffc@tcc.fl.edu                      jules.bailey@tcc.fl.edu                      susan.crutchfield@tcc.fl.edu           susie.delrosario@tcc.fl.edu
(850) 201-8396                             (850) 558-4537                                 (850) 201-6184                                (850) 201-6183

Rita Dickey                                                       Tricia Elton                                                          Jamie Johns
Circulation Services Supervisor                     Faculty Librarian                                                 Technical Processing Supervisor
rita.dickey@tcc.fl.edu                                      tricia.elton@tcc.fl.edu                                          jamie.johns@tcc.fl.edu
(850) 201-6178                                                 (850) 201-6181                                                     (850) 201-6185 

Sila Lott                                                              Joy McGriff                                                        Torrio Osborne
Faculty Librarian                                                Ghazvini Library                                                Riley House Liaison
sila.lott@tcc.fl.edu                                              corsina.mcgriff@tcc.fl.edu                                torrio.osborne@tcc.fl.edu
(850) 201-6182                                                   (850) 558-4577                                                (850) 201-9728

Greg Robinson Jr.                          Sheri Thomas                                 Tanja Waller                                     Ryan Wright
Circulation                                      Reference                                       Assistant to Director                       Circulation
gregory.robinson@tcc.fl.edu         sheri.thomas@tcc.fl.edu                 tanja.waller@tcc.fl.edu                    ryan.wright@tcc.fl.edu
(850) 201-6214                               (850) 201-6188                                (850) 201-6108                                (850) 201-6177

 

Division and Department Liasons

Division and Department Liasons

Social Sciences
Tricia Elton (Social Sciences, Education)
Jules Bailey (Student Life Skills, History)

Business, Industry and Technology
Stephen Banister

Career Services
Stephen Banister

Center for Professional Enrichment
Stephen Banister

Communications and Humanities
Sila Lott (English, Foreign Languages, Humanities, Speech)

Dual Enrollment
Sila Lott

FPSI: Florida Public Safety Institute
Stephen Banister

Healthcare Professions
Jules Bailey

Honors
Sila Lott

Learning Commons
Stephen Banister

Student Accessibility Services
Stephen Banister

Science & Mathematics
Jules Bailey

Student Affairs
Stephen Banister

TCC Online
Sila Lott

Transitional Studies
Sila Lott

Workforce Development
Stephen Banister