Over 80 computers are available for research, document production, and other college-related activity. When there are no classes scheduled in the library classroom (Room 5) in the north of the library, near the Research Desk, the computers and tables there are open for use as well.
Students log in to the computers with their Portal Login.
Computer give students access to the Internet, as well as the Library's Research Databases and catalog (accessed from the library's homepage).
All computers connect to printers, which can print in black and white or color.
See "Accessibility" under the About tab for more info about adaptive technology for students with special needs.
There are DVD & VHS players available.
Headphones and other tech equipment are available for checkout at the Front Desk.
Public/Guest access to computers & printing is available at limited times. See "Library policies & conduct" under the About tab for more details.
There are two printers/scanners used exclusively for scanning/making photo copies. See the following box on this page for more info.
Note: The library does nothave a fax machine.
Please see TCC Acceptable Use Policy (linked below) to ensure compliance.
TCC has installed Wi-Fi on the western exterior of buildings 13, 14, and 15. Students, Faculty, and Staff may practice social distancing while accessing TCC Wi-Fi services. Available from Mon-Fri 7am to 10pm; Sat-Sun 7am to 7pm
Computers & tech equipment rentals in the Information Commons
There are over 80 computers in the Information Commons, as well as printers, a wide array of tech equipment, study rooms, tech support, and more. The Info Commons are located on the first floor (Room 120) of Building 16, the Information Technology Building. Use the link below for more info about hours and services.
It is 10 cents per page for black & white (or 15 cents for double-sided)
It is 45 cents per page for color (or 75 cents for double-sided)
All funds are linked to your student account
The general public do have the same printing options but need to bring cash/change to print.
Cash or silver coins can be added to student accounts with the "Add Value" Machines in the library.
Note: The machines will not give change, so exact bills/coins are needed. Credit/debit cards are not accepted.
Funds can be added to your printing account at the Cashier’s Office in Building 14. The Cashier's Office encourages bringing cash, checks, or money orders for the most stream-lined process. Adding funds to your account using a card is a complicated process and not applicable to all students (such as those who have fees on their account), therefore, again, cash, check, or money order are the easiest options.
Two-step process for printing black & white or color:
Send your document to the printer. This includes the following steps:
Choose which printer you need -- the black & white or color printer -- at the time you send a document to print.
Choose one-sided or double-sided.
Enter in your student info (your portal login) into the pop-up box that will appear once you click "Print." Add a title or name for your print job.
After you send a document to print as noted above, you then need to log on to a print release station to release your documents. These print release stations are on either side of the Front Desk.
Log into the print release station using your portal log in again
The print release station will show you any funds on your account.
If more funds need to be added, you can use the "AddValue" machines nearby. Note: these machines only take cash, or silver coins (no debit/credit/card payments).
Note: There are no longer any wireless printing options on campus.
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