Welcome to the TCTC Library Distance Learning guide for students and instructors enrolled in online or off-campus classes.In this guide, students can gain access to the same materials they have access to on campus from home. This guide will help you start your research, obtain articles and books from off-campus, get help, and learn how you can visit the library using this, our digital branch!
Tri-County Technical College Library subscribes to a variety of online databases, magazines, and newspapers, giving members of the TCTC community online access to hundreds of thousands of online books and articles for free. Because of the terms of our subscriptions, we must limit access to these online resources to our community. In order to confirm that a user is part of the TCTC network, we use something called a "proxy server" that verifies that only members of our authorized community (e.g. faculty, staff, and current students) are given access to our resources.
If you are on-campus and connected to the campus WiFi, you will be automatically verified.
However, if you are off-campus, you can use our proxy server for off-campus access to the online resources databases to which the TCTC Library subscribes. To gain access from off-campus, there are a few details you need to know.