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

Borrower ID

Your borrower ID number is found on your TCC ID Card, beneath the barcode.

It is a 14-digit number beginning with 25801.

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?

A limited number of laptops is available for in-house use only.

Please see the Circulation desk to complete the laptop form prior to your first equipment loan.

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 univerity 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 one renewal. Reserve materials (textbooks), Reference books, magazines, newspapers and some of our videos are for in-library use only.

You can renew items you checked out by signing into your acccount, click on "My Loans", and click "Renew". If you wish to renew an overdue item, you'll need to call Circulation services at (850) 201-8376.

What are reserve materials and where are they?

Limited availability. Reserves are items, including textbooks, that TCC instructors have placed for student use at the Circulation Desk, on the first floor of the Library. Reserve materials can include additional reading assignments, sample test questions, class notes, and other course related supplements. Reserve items are arranged by course number (located on your schedule or syllabus). You will need your TCC ID Card to view any reserve materials located in the library.

Reserve materials are checked out for one hour at a time, and are "in-house-use", which means they are to be used only within the Library/Learning Commons building. Removing a reserve item from the Library/Learning Commons building will result in a student’s library privileges being blocked, i.e. the student will not be allowed access to any other reserve materials for any class for the rest of the semester. Any items not returned within 24 hours of checkout will result in the student being charged the replacement cost of the item, and their instructor will be notified.

 

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 info, watch this 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?

Printer use is limited to current students. Printers are located in the Learning Commons, the library, the Ghazvini library, and in the AC building, room 210. Current students are allotted up to $4.00 each semester for prints or photocopies.  Students may add additional funds to their Print account as needed. Prints can be sent to our virtual print servers through library desktop computers or emailed directly to the printers. 

How do I get a TCC ID Card?

On-Campus Students

Visit the Cashier's Office for information on how to obtain an ID card.

Distance Learning Students

Distance Learning students may request a non-photo ID card to use the library online databases or reciprocal library services in your geographic area. Be sure to include your first and last name, your mailing address, phone, and email, and send request to cashier@tcc.fl.edu.

If you are a distance learner residing in the tri-county area (Leon, Gadsden & Wakulla) and plan to use any of the campus Learning Commons services (Writing, Math & Science Centers, Student Media Project area), Computer Labs, or Testing Center, you will need to obtain an ID card from the Cashier's Office in person.