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Student Services and Resources

Whether you are a new student or new to TSTC, use this guide to get a handle on all of the amazing resources at your fingertips. Includes information on resources, libguides, and our BookShare program.

Welcome to Your TSTC Library

TSTC Students have access to the following resources:

  • 260,000+ eBooks available through ONEsearch.
  • 60+ tailor-made guides, providing access to resources and tutorials to help guide students and faculty to the right resources for their program, course, or assignments.
  • 70+ databases that contain articles from magazines and academic journals and put in one place for easy access for research.  
  • Streaming video services with thousands of technical/educational videos, feature films, and documentaries available-- for free!

Get Help from Your TSTC Librarians

Book an online session with your librarian

Book A Librarian

Virtual consultations for in-depth research help.

Ask your librarian a question

Ask a Question

After hours contact form for complex questions.

Chat with your librarian

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Get straightforward answers fast. No log in required.

Text your librarian

Text a Librarian

Text your librarian at
(254) 332-2968.



We have hundreds of thousands of eBooks, articles, and streaming videos available for you to use.  There are number of different ways to find information relevant to your assignment.  Here are a few starting points:

  1. Search ONEsearch for text sources (eBooks or articles).  
    ONEsearch is the library's online catalog.  One search can deliver all of the eBooks, articles, open source journals, and physical items available to you as a TSTC student.  Please note that physical checkouts are currently limited to Harlingen students only.
  2. Search our collection of eResources for non text items.
    eResources are specialty sites that are more focused on services.  Here you will find resources like:
    •  Auto Repair Source which includes step-by-step repair information, diagrams, maintenance schedules, parts, and labor estimates, service bulletins and recalls for thousands of domestic and imported vehicles.
    • Adult Core Skills Center helps you conquer developmental coursework through lessons and practice tips for Developmental Math, Algebra, Geometry, Calculus, Statistics, Reading Comprehension, Vocab, Spelling, Writing, Chemistry, Biology, Physics, and General Science. TSI and CLEP test preparation exams are also available if you are trying to test out of general education courses.
    • Job & Career Accelerator guides you in assessing career alternatives and mastering interviewing skills. Job seekers can access a powerful career and job search tool, allows you to create powerful resumes and find job and internship opportunities.
  3. Contact library staff!
    Library staff are always available to help you on your academic journey.  Reach out to library staff through phone, chat, email, form, or book an online session to get help in real time.  Your TSTC librarians are ready to help you on your way to a successful future.

Check out the LRC orientation to the right to familiarize yourself with some of the key academic supports available.  We look forward to hearing from you!

Have more questions?  Contact LRC staff.

At Texas State Technical College (TSTC), we care about student success. And to assist our students from the first semester to the last, we offer a variety of support with academic and technical subjects. In addition, the colleges offer computer and study labs to help provide a quiet place to study.

Tutorial services are directed toward student success. We offer opportunities to be partners in the learning environment, with on-going training for peer tutors and tutors with national peer tutoring certification.

For more information about tutoring, visit:   

Tutoring services are available for help with your courses or familiarizing yourself with Canvas, WebAdvisor, Google Drive, Hangouts, etc.  Fill out this short request and a staff member will reach out to you.

Tutor Appointment Request Link