Books can be located with the the Catalog (Physical Collections: Books, Videos, Magazines in the library) on the Library home page, under Research.
Enter your search term/s (e.g., "Of Mice and Men" or "global warming"). Then select a search method, words or phrase, author, title, subject, etc.
How do I access the databases to find an article?
From the Library home page click on Databases (Electronic Resources: Journals, Articles, eBooks, and Streaming Videos).
Databases are arranged alphabetically by title, or by subject categories.
When you click on a database you will be redirected to a log-in page. Please follow the log-on instructions exactly. You may look up your student ID number here.
Whichever database you choose, be sure to check the FULL-TEXT option box.
What are the library hours?
Library Hours (Central Standard Time)
Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Friday (During Semesters) 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Friday (During Summer) 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Saturday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.
See Holiday Hours in left-hand menu or call 526-1621 for intersession/holiday hours.
May I use the library if I am not a student?
Hobby Memorial Library is open to everyone. You may use library resources while physically in the building: library books, magazines, reference materials, study rooms, database access and copiers.
Public computers and printers in the multimedia lab may be used with a current driver’s license or military ID.
May I print something or make copies? If so, is there a fee?
Printers are located in the multimedia lab in the east wing of the library at a cost of .25 cents per page. We accept cash only.
Scanning is free. Using the Knowledge Imaging Center (KIC) scanner, material can be transferred onto several different devices to include, iPad, USB and iPhone. Material can also convert to audio.
Faxing is available at the circulation desk at a cost of .50 cents per page.
Laminating is available for 50 cents per foot. Please see a member of the circulation staff for more information.
How do I renew my books?
You may renew your books online by following these steps:
From the Library home page, under Research, click Catalog (Find books, videos, magazines in the library). Click My Account, then Renew My Materials.
Enter your UserID (CTC ID number) and four-digit PIN and click List Charged Items.
Check the boxes next to the items you wish to renew and then click Renew Selected Items.
Does the library have wireless Internet (WiFi)?
Yes, the library has free wireless Internet and you do not need a special login or password. Choose CTC Student to connect. Outlets are available throughout the library.
Does the library have class textbooks to check out?
The library has a limited collection of course textbooks available on reserve. These are located at the circulation desk. Reserve items may be checked out for up to two hours at a time, be used at the copy machines and anywhere within the library—but must never leave the building. To find out if the textbook for your course is on reserve at the library, use the Reserve Desk tab in the library catalog.
How do I get a library card?
Current CTC students, faculty and staff will use their CTC ID cards. Bring your valid CTC ID card to the circulation desk to have it activated as your library card. If your card is not current, you may go to Student Services (Bldg. 119, room 100) to have it updated.
What is the Art Gallery and where is it located?
The art gallery, located on the second floor of the library, features exhibits from a variety of artists throughout the year. See our library floor plan.