Library Hours

Fall/Spring Semester Hours
Sunday 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Monday – Thursday 7:45 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Saturday 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Spring Closures
March 10-17 (Spring Break)
EWCHEC-Hutto Fall Semester Hours
Monday – Thursday 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. – Noon
Saturday and Sunday Closed
 Holiday Closures
Martin Luther King Day, Spring Break, Good Friday, Easter, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas – New Years’ Day break. Closed

Library Services

Off-Campus Access to Electronic Information Resources
Students, faculty and staff are able to access to the library’s electronic resources (databases, eBooks, journals) from off-campus sites. Remote access to electronic resources requires a valid Temple College username and password. When you click on an electronic resource link from off-campus, a login window will appear, prompting you for your Temple College username and password.

Your username is: Your last name + the first letter of your first name + last 3 numbers of your Temple College ID number. Example: Kathleen Smith ID# 0001234, would enter: smithk234.

Your password is your birth date entered numerically (two-digit month, two-digit day, four-digit year) beginning with Tc: Tcmmddyyyy. If you have a single digit month or day, place a zero in front of the single digit. Example: If you were born on January 3, 1995, you would enter: Tc01031995.

Be sure to use a capital “T” and lower case “c” at the beginning of your date of birth in your password.

Library Materials
The Temple College Library holds 55,000+ print books, 800+ DVDs, 100+ databases, 175,000+ electronic books available through the eBrary, Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL), and netLibrary collections, and over 21,000 videos and clips accessible through the Films on Demand video collection portal. The Library also offers access to over 125 print and electronic academic journals and magazines.

The library houses forty-three computers with Internet access and the Microsoft Office software suite. Thirty computers are located in the library’s computer lab; thirteen are located near the main entrance of the library. Computers are for use by Temple College library patrons for academic pursuits.

TexShare Card Program
Students, faculty, and staff members of Temple College are eligible to request a TexShare card, which permits library patrons to borrow books from other participating TexShare libraries. Most Texas public, college, and university libraries are members of the TexShare consortium. Click here for the lists of participating TexShare libraries.

TexShare cards are issued by semester, and are available at the library Circulation Desk. Requests may be placed by through mail, by calling 254-298-8426, by email, or by using the online request form available on the library website.

Dual Credit/Distance Education/Online Students
Students enrolled in dual credit, distance education, or online courses, may contact the library by phone, email, or by using the library question form for information regarding access to library resources (or for other inquiries). Temple College students attending classes at remote sites, may find the TexShare card program useful for obtaining books from participating libraries that are closer to their campus than the Temple College main campus library. Library patrons may also consult the library eLearning Resources page for access to many useful information resources.

Interlibrary Loan
Interlibrary Loan (ILL) allows access to materials from thousands of libraries. Temple College students, faculty, and staff may place interlibrary loan requests. Requested items may include books, articles or other information resources that are not readily available in the Temple College library collections. Most requests are filled within one or two weeks, usually at no cost. Requests may be placed by entering citation information on the materials request form, by copying and pasting citation information into an email addressed to the library account, or by calling the main campus library.

Materials requested by Hutto, Taylor, or Texas Bioscience Institute patrons will be delivered to their site. Please contact the main campus library if you have any questions about interlibrary loan services.

Please refer to the Temple College Hubert M. Dawson policies or the Temple College policy manual for additional information.