Welcome Members of the Public!
About this Guide
Welcome! This guide is dedicated to helping members of our communities use TSTC LRC materials for personal research or study.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact your regional LRC Staff.
Ask a Librarian
- Wireless network
- Computers with Microsoft Office
- Printers- including wireless printing
- Study rooms
- Reference help from your librarian.
Members of the Public Resources
Members of the public who would like to make use of our collection for study or personal research are welcome to use TSTC LRC facilities.
You are entitled to:
- Unlimited access to the LRC during opening hours
- Use of computers, scanners, and printers not being used by current students.
TexShare Card Members
Members of the public with a TexShare card have the benefits listed above as well as the ability to check out of certain TSTC materials.
The check out of TSTC materials is permitted only by using a TexShare card procured from an affiliated Texas TexShare library. You can search here to see if your home library is a TexShare Participant. Visit the TexShare Program website for more information.
M-Th: 7:30 am - 8 pm
Fri: 7:30 am - 5 pm
Sat: 12 pm - 4 pm
M-Th: 7:30 am - 8:30 pm
Fri: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
M-Fri: 8 am - 5 pm
M-Fri: 8 am - 10 pm
Sat & Sun: 8 am - 10 pm
Free Research Resources
Open Access Journals
Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
A community-curated online directory that indexes and provides access to high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals
Search across many disciplines and sources including open access journals and institutional repositories.
A union catalog of millions of records that represent open access resources. Includes more than 50 million records
Wiley Open Access Journals
Wiley Open Access publishes a number of online journals across biological, chemical and health sciences.
Practice exercises and instructional videos that cover math, science, computer programming, history, art history, economics, and more.
Browse hundreds of TED-Ed animations - short, award-winning videos on cross-disciplinary topics such as education, climate change, and animation.