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.
Summer Semester Hours
Sunday 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Monday and Thursday 7:45 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Tuesday and Wednesday 7:45 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Saturday Closed
EWCHEC Hutto Library 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 Online Databases
Students, faculty and staff using computers off campus may gain access to the library’s online databases. Use of the online databases is limited to currently enrolled Temple College students, faculty, and staff and requires a Temple College username and password.  When you click on a link to a database from off campus, a window should pop up asking you for your 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   What she would enter is: smithk234

Your password is your birth date entered numerically beginning with Tc: Tcmmddyyyy   If you have a single digit month or day, type a zero in front of those single digits. 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
Temple College Library has approximately 60,000 items in its collection, and over 50,000 electronic books available through the netLibrary database. The Library maintains subscriptions to nearly 250 journals and magazines. In addition, the library subscribes to many periodical databases, which permit on and off campus access to thousands of newspaper, journal, and magazine articles to currently enrolled Temple College students. A Temple College username and password is required for off campus use.

The library has 43 computers with MS Office software and Internet access available for Temple College students. Thirty computers are located in the library’s computer lab. Thirteen other computers are located near the main entrance of the library. Computers are intended for use by TC students using databases for research, writing, or other academic activity.

TexShare Card Program
Students at Temple College are eligible to request a TexShare card. A TexShare card permits TC students to borrow books from other participating TexShare libraries. Most Texas public, college, and university libraries are TexShare members. For a list of TexShare libraries, go to the TexShare web page.

TexShare cards are available at the library Circulation desk or by mail (if outside the Temple area) upon request. With a TexShare card you will be able to check out books in libraries throughout the central Texas region.

Distance Education Students
If you are enrolled in a distance education course, you may contact the library by phone or use our library question form to find out how to obtain library books, how to use our online databases to search for journal or magazine articles, or to ask other questions. Temple College students attending classes at the Taylor campus may find the TexShare card useful in making it possible for you to check out books from participating libraries that are closer to you than Temple. Visit our eLearning Resources page for many helpful resources.

Interlibrary Loan
Interlibrary Loan is the sharing of materials among libraries. Temple College students, faculty, and staff are able to make interlibrary loan requests. You may request books or articles that are not otherwise available in our book, periodical, or database collections. Most requests are filled within one or two weeks at no cost to students. Make requests by entering citation information on the materials request form or by copying and pasting citation information into an email addressed to the library.

Materials requested by Hutto students, faculty, and staff will be delivered to the TC library in Hutto.  Contact the main campus library with any questions.