ABOUT THE TUC LIBRARY
The TUC Library, centrally located on the lower tier of the TUC campus. across from Lander Hall, supports the reference, research, teaching, and study needs of the university’s students, faculty, and staff. The Library occupies about one half of a 15,000+ square foot building and is divided into spatial zones to accommodate different study styles: including a collaborative study area, a silent reading area, 8 group study rooms, and a conference room. The Library also has six ergo-friendly height adjustable desks, three high-speed, commercial-level copiers/printers/scanners; and a break room equipped with vending machines and a hot/cold water dispenser.
LIBRARY FACULTY & STAFF
The Library is staffed by four full-time faculty librarians, including the library director; one full-time library assistant; and 5-10 student assistants. The librarians serve as library and information subject specialists to the different curricular areas of the campus: osteopathic medicine, pharmacy, public health, physician assistants, education, and nursing.
The librarians offer group and individual instruction on how to access and utilize the Library’s print and electronic resources and have created online research guides to further support the use of library resources.
LIBRARY RESOURCES & SERVICES
The TUC Library collection is heavily virtual, and the Library purchases books and journals in electronic format whenever available. The Library collection consists of:
some 10,000 print monographs and AV materials
over 240,000 online monographs
approximately 400 print journals
approximately 47,000 online journal titles
and 100 databases in the fields of medicine, public health, education, pharmacy, physician assistant studies, and nursing.
These resources are easily accessible through links on the Library’s homepage. The Library provides TUC students, faculty and staff with web-based resources via many different portals including: eBook platforms, PubMed, Scopus, EBSCOHost, Ovid, PsycInfo, and ProQuest. These e-resources are available to students on and off campus and some are available also on mobile devices.
The Library also houses a “reserve”or course textbook collection. Every semester, in collaboration with each program’s faculty, the Library acquires and places on reserve at least one copy of all required and recommended texts for each class taught that semester, in eBook format when possible or in print format if no eBook is available.
TUC students, faculty and staff have 24/7 access to all the online library resources from off campus via OpenAthens, which authenticates using TouroOne. Each new student is also issued a library card that allows them to check out print and other physical library materials.
For materials not held or subscribed to by the TUC Library, the Library offers extensive interlibrary loan service (ILL) through its participation in the National Library of Medicine’s DOCLINE service and OCLC’s WorldShare.
The TUC Library has the benefit of the advice and recommendation of the Library Committee, which is under the auspices of the TUC Faculty Senate. The purpose of the Committee is:
Full by-laws of the Library Committee are available here.
The current membership of the Library Committee is as follows:
|POSITION||NAME||FY ELECTED||TERM ENDS|
|Chair & CEHS Member||Alexandra Hernandez||2020/21||6/30/2024 (Term 2)|
|COM Member||Clipper Young||2022/23||6/30/2024 (Term 1)|
|COP Member||Gordon McCarter||2023/24||6/30/2025 (Term 1)|
|SGA Member||Judy Rose Barber||2020/21||6/30/2024 (Term 2)|
|Library Director||Tamara Trujillo||Ex-officio|
TUC CAMPUS MAP
TUC Library 182 Moises Way, Vallejo 94592
The TUC LIbrary is located across from Lander Hall, as seen circled in red on the map above.