|The TCC Libraries provide a number of
support services and resources for remote users, including students
enrolled in distance
- Ask A Librarian provides real time
research assistance as patrons engage in online chatting with librarians
across the VCCS. Patrons
may opt to email a TCC
- Access library resources through BlackBoard.
and Password Instructions Some TCC and VIVA resources
are subject to access restrictions. TCC faculty, staff and registered
can access resources from any location by following our proxy
instructions, as easy as email!
Using Service Portals (Dudley Knox Library) or Military
OneSource Some students in the military are unable
to access library databases because
of the military's policies for national security.
Military personnel have access to library databases through the
Department of Defense. The online services of AKO, NKO, and AFPortal
many of the same databases available at TCC.
Instruction is available which will introduce you to TCC library
resources and tips for beginning your research. Online instructions
represent an on-going effort to provide our patrons with introductions
that are available to them.
- Go beyond
TCC if you know the title of a book or journal and want to see
if it is available online or at a library near you.
Tidewater Consortium libraries allow you to borrow materials
from area academic libraries and the group offers a nice guide on Doing
Research in Tidewater Consortium Libraries.
The process whereby one TCC library lends materials to another
TCC library. A TCC photo i.d. or library
an intercampus loan. Requests can be made through the library catalog,
forms, or printed forms available in each campus Library. Materials are usually
received by the requesting
up at the Circulation Desk.
The process whereby one library, academic or public, lends
materials to another library. Interlibrary loan is available for TCC faculty,
staff, and currently enrolled students. A TCC photo i.d. is required
to request an interlibrary loan. Requests can be made using online
forms or printed forms available in each campus Library.
Each campus Library has multimedia resources for students and
faculty. The library collection includes many online videos that can be found
in our media databases and in the library
catalog. In the libraries, TCC and VTC students
check out videos (mostly DVDs) using their TCC or VTC library card. Online circulation
available as well.
Tidewater Consortium for Higher Education
(VTC) serves as the major vehicle for regional cooperation
among institutions of higher education and affiliated agencies. Member libraries
participate in reciprocal direct borrowing for students, faculty and staff of
member institutions. The VTC
HomePage provides information to those who wish to take advantage of the
many resources available in the Tidewater area but need to know details about
the libraries and their VTC policies. The "Doing
Research" section aids students needing assistance with the research process.
Library of Virginia ( VIVA)
The Virtual Library of Virginia is the consortium of
the libraries of the 39 state-assisted colleges and universities (at 52 campuses)
within the Commonwealth of Virginia. VIVA provides shared access to library and
information resources for all Commonwealth of Virginia's academic libraries.
Resources include electronic texts, government information, statistical data,
images, periodicals (magazines, journals, newspapers, etc.), news sources, reference
works, indexes, and special collections. Any student or faculty member
may visit a VIVA Member library and use the VIVA resources.
for Distance Learning Library Services from the Association
for College and Research Libraries.