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  1. The Library Top Ten Your entry into the world of information.

  2. Top Ten @Your Library • Library Cards • Hours • Books • DVDs & Videos • Internet • Study Space • Digital Journals & Encyclopedias • Off-Campus Access • Interlibrary Loan • Professional Staff

  3. 1. Library Cards Your TCC id is your library card. Students, faculty, staff, as well as the general public, are encouraged to use our library. The loan period for most library materials is generally 4 weeks.

  4. 2. Hours TCC libraries are openMonday-Thursday 8 am - 9 pmFriday 8 am - 4:30 pmSaturday 9 am - 1 pm Hours vary slightly by campus and by semester. Check our web site for your campus library hours.

  5. 3. Books Books and libraries are synonymous. We have plenty that range from football, study skills, and child development to gardening, literature, and best sellers. E-books are available for online reading or downloading. Books are selected to meet the needs of the whole student, including personal success and support for classroom instruction.

  6. 4. DVDs & Videos Feature films (classics and popular) such as Avatar, Milk, Platoon, and Driving Miss Daisy. Instructional (National Geographic, PBS, etc.) Music (Bach, Winston, Dylan, and others) Most available for 1 week checkout.

  7. 5. Internet Access to library resources, TCC SIS, email, and all the rest of the world available through this information network. Wireless service is available. Full of wonderful material as well as not so wonderful material, you must think about the sources you use.

  8. 6. Study Space Areas to meet with classmates, convenient location,a quiet niche, room to spread out, while surrounded by resources to help you if you get stuck.

  9. 7. Digital Journals &7. Encyclopedias Collections of articles from newspapers, magazines and journals, encyclopedias, government reports, and more. Not everything is free on the Internet. Take advantage of fee-based materials that the college provides for you.

  10. 8. Off-Campus Access Using your userid and password TCC students, faculty, and staff are authorized to access full text databases and other resources from the convenience of home, car, boat, or other off-campus location.

  11. 9. Interlibrary Loan Interlibrary loan is a courtesy arrangement between libraries. Need a book from North Carolina or Spain? If you need a book we do not own, let us know and we will do our best to borrow it from another library for you.

  12. 10. Professional Staff Obtaining knowledge through information is what makes you powerful though your options can be overwhelming. You can rely on the experienced staff of the library to help you find, evaluate, and use information in a confidential setting.

  13. The End Or, maybe, the beginningof a beautiful, lifelong friendship?