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Library Services - External Members

This is a description of the services TCA College Library provides for its external members.

  • One-on-one Tutorial
    • The Library offers instructional services that aim to equip library users with skills necessary to locate, evaluate and use information. A common form of these services is one-on-one tutorial. Individual users may approach the library staff for instruction on how to access or use a specific library collection, service, or facility.

  • Loan Service
    1. Loan entitlement
      *Inclusive of GST
      User Group Types of Resources Loan Limit Loan Period Renewal Membership Fee
        TCC Member Books only 4 2 weeks 1 $114.45/year
        Public Books only 4 2 weeks 1 $228.90/year

      • Resources NOT for loan outside the Library.
        • Journals and magazines

        • Reference materials

        • Theses and dissertation

        • Multimedia resources

    2. E-mail notification
      • Pre-due notice. Library users receive an email reminder 3 days before their borrowed items are due. This is to minimize instances of late returns.
      • Overdue notice. This notification is sent by email 3 days after an item’s due date. Library users receive this reminder to avoid further accumulation of overdue charges.

    3. Library Account. External members are given access to their library account and could perform the following tasks online:
      • Review titles and due dates of items borrowed

      • Renew library items

      • View current fines

Note:  Accessing the library account for the first time requires setting a password.  Click the “Sign In” link found on the right corner of the main page of the online catalog then click “Reset Password” and follow the instructions

  • Access to Resources
    • External members may use the Library’s print and multimedia resources. The Library’s online catalog offers the fastest way to know what the Library has and how to find them.

      Onsite access to e-resources is available for a fee. External members may opt to pay the daily rate of $21.80 or the annual rate of $218.00.

  • Access to Library Facilities
    1. Computer stations with Internet access. These stations are meant for research or study only and are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

    2. Photocopying machines. Self-service photocopying machines may be used for copying and printing. A photocopying card is needed to operate these machines.

      • Only black & white, A4 and A3 sizes printing is available.

      • Documents for printing must be in pdf format and saved in a thumb drive.

      • Photocopying of library items must comply with the provisions of the Copyright Act.

      • The sale and recharging of photocopying cards are available at the Library Counter. Only cash payment is accepted.

        o New photocopying card: $11.60 (100 copies/prints)

        o Recharging: $10.80 (100 copies/prints)