This is a description of services the Library provides for TCA College current students.
Library Orientation. Regularly scheduled at the beginning of each trimester, Library Orientation is intended to help new students become familiar with the Library collection, services and facilities. Important information like operating hours, loan rules, access to and use of online catalog and electronic resources are given emphasis during Orientation.
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.
Journals and magazines
Theses and dissertation
Hold pickup notice. Library users may ask to be notified when currently checked-out items become available. This is called placing hold. Library users may use the online catalog to place the hold themselves or they may request the help of a Library staff to do so. When the item is returned, the library user will be notified via email and the item will be kept for him/her at the Library Counter. The user will then have 7 days to pick up the item; otherwise, the item will be made available for general circulation or will be reserved to the next user in hold queue, if there’s any.
A hold does not change the original due date of an item but prevents the current borrower to renew it. The current borrower is free to keep the item until the due date.
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.
Review titles and due dates of items borrowed
Renew library items
Place hold/reservation on checked-out items
Check hold/reservation status
View current fines
Note: Accessing the library account for the first time requires setting of 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.
Computer stations with Internet access. These stations are meant for research or study only and are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Wireless Access. Wi-Fi is accessonly available to TCA College students, faculty and staff.
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 size 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.
Sale and recharging of photocopying cards are available at the Library Counter. Only cash payment is accepted.
New photocopying card: $6.20 (100 copies/prints) or $11.50 (200 copies/prints)
Recharging: $5.35 (100 copies/prints) or $10.70 (200 copies/prints)