!! This guide was created prior to the college closure during the COVID 19 response. Some of the language on this guide may not reflect current services. Those references to digital services are still accurate, but no physical spaces or materials are available during the college's closure. Thank you for your understanding !!
For specific information on the Learning Commons' services during the college closure, see: https://library.tctc.edu/elearning
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.