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TUC Library Guide

This guide contains information on all aspects of the TUC Library for the TUC community.

Frequently Asked Questions

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

DO I REALLY NEED A LIBRARY CARD?

Yes! Each student is issued a Library card with a unique barcode on the back of the card. Library cards are needed to check-out reserve and circulating materials. Library cards are mailed to students prior to orientation. If you have any questions about Library cards, please stop by the Library front desk and we would be happy to help.

DO YOU HAVE A COPY OF MY TEXTBOOK IN THE LIBRARY?

Yes, usually! If possible, the Library acquires all required and recommended textbooks in print and when available, in electronic format. Print reserve materials may be checked out from the circulation desk for 3 hours at a time and must be used in the Library. Ebooks can be accessed off-campus 24/7.

WHAT LIBRARY RESOURCES ARE AVAILABLE TO ME?

The Library has over 241,000 eBooks, 47,000 eJournal titles, and 102 databases to help you with your research. If you are off campus, you will be prompted to login with TouroOne to access remotely.

I THINK I NEED RESEARCH HELP!

No Problem! We are happy to help! Contact your Subject Librarian for assistance.

I FOUND A GREAT ARTICLE (OR BOOK ) THE LIBRARY DOESN’T OWN; CAN YOU GET IT FOR ME

Yes! Any items you need that are not available through our Library can be ordered through interlibrary loan. This is a free service. Register for the Library's interlibrary loan service, called Clio, to request articles and books. Articles are generally filled in two or three business days and delivered to your TUC email address. Books generally take 7-14 days to arrive.

HELP! I NEED A PLACE TO STUDY!

The Library has two main study areas. The north side is for silent study only. The south side allows an appropriate level of talking for individual or group study. The Library also has eight group study rooms and a conference room. Study room reservations can be made via the self-serve iPad located at the Library front desk or at home on your own device.

ARE THERE EXCEPTIONS TO THE LIBRARY’S HOURS?

Yes! Library hours can change depending on breaks and holidays. For full details please consult the Library website.

CAN I USE MY CELL PHONE WHILE IN THE LIBRARY? 

Please no talking on cell phones in the Library, and please put phones on silent or vibrate mode.

CAN I EAT AND DRINK IN THE LIBRARY? 

Beverages can be consumed in the TUC Library, but there is no consumption of food allowed.