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Welcome to the TBCC Library

The TBCC Library is both:

1. A place on campus where you can find books, DVDs, research help, career or university aids, proctoring, or a quiet place to study.

2. An online environment where you can access our research databases, find help with citations, request peer tutoring, or find any number of other helps designed to aid you in your academic career and beyond.

The main goal of the TBCC library is to make your time at TBCC achievable, beneficial, and enjoyable. So, please do not hesitate to ask us for help.

Now Available! TBCC Laptop Checkout

Laptops are now available for checkout in the TBCC Library. There are a limited number of laptops available, so a reservation list will be maintained by the library staff. To reserve a laptop or see if there are currently laptops available, call 503-842-8222 ext. 1720, or stop by the TBCC Library in person.

To check out a laptop a student must:

  • Be a currently enrolled TBCC credit student
  • Present a valid photo ID
  • Have a valid TBCC ID number
  • Have no financial holds on their account

Laptops are checked out beginning the first week of the term and must be returned by the last day of the term for maintenance and cleaning. Laptops not returned within 3 days of the due date will be subject to fees. Once the laptop has been returned from one term, the patron may be added to the bottom of the next term’s reservation list. As a borrower you are responsible for understanding and observing the TBCC Library laptop loan policies and tips and are responsible for all fines or fees incurred if equipment is returned late, damaged or lost. Outstanding fees on a student’s account will prevent them from being able to register for classes, and from getting their transcripts.

Get Help

Learn more about the services the Library offers
Learning Center

The Learning Center is designed to help students succeed in the mathematics and English writing arenas.

Here you can get valuable one-on-one assistance, watch videotaped lectures as often as you need, browse software and textbook solution manuals to help with step-by-step problem solving, and enjoy activities on topics that often pose problems for students.

The Learning Center is a comfortable study area for students in any TBCC course, located inside the Library.

Math Resources

Math Faculty

Helpful Web Resources

MathTV
Excellent site with screencast lectures. Use menu in left window when you arrive at the site.

Khan Academy
Create a login, then go to the “Learn” dropdown  and select the “Math” tab. Get clear instructional videos on arithmetic (basic math), pre-algebra, and algebra1. This website is especially helpful if you struggle with math concepts.

Hippocampus                                                            HippoCampus.org is a free, core academic web site that delivers rich multimedia content–videos, animations, and simulations–on general education subjects to middle-school and high-school teachers and college professors, and their students, free of charge.

Patrick Just Math Tutorials
Hundreds of tutorial videos demonstrating math concepts step by step.

Wolfram Alpha
An in depth math resource tool resembling a search engine. The Google of mathematics.

AllExperts Word problems
Several volunteer mathematicians available to answer questions that you type. Brief description of each volunteer´s area of expertise.

Desmos Free Graphing Calculator
A popular, typical graphing calculator available online.

GeoGebra
GeoGebra is free and multi-platform dynamic mathematics software for all levels of education. Works on PC and Apple devices, but requires installation.

Reading a Math Textbook
Site created by Perla Myers´ of the University of San Diego to supplement her mathematics course. Several suggestions are made for reading a math textbook.

Success in Math
Site with hints for doing well on tests, studying math, tips for problem solving and getting assistance. Site is part of St. Louis University Math Department resources.

Ti-83 Plus Calculator Manual

Borrow from Another Library

Need a book or journal article that the library doesn’t have? Request an interlibrary loan. We will locate a library that has the item, and contact them to see if they will lend it.

Search WorldCat yourself and see if the material you want is available.

There is no guarantee that we will be able to obtain every item you request, but we will certainly try. Ask a library staff member for more information or to fill out a request.

Interlibrary Loan Guidelines

  • A maximum of 3 requests at any one time. A request is considered active from the time it is initiated until three days after the material is returned.
  • The library is unable to borrow items published in the current calendar year. Please make a purchase request.
  • Copyright laws apply to all interlibrary loans.
  • Most requests will take about two weeks to fulfill.

Materials available for Interlibrary Loan
Generally books and journal articles are available for interlibrary loan. This does not include textbooks or items from most libraries’ reference collections.

Faculty Services
  • Student Research Consultations
    Do you have students who are struggling with one of your research assignments? Send them over to the library. We are happy to help them develop their research strategies and can connect them with authoritative discipline specific resources.
  • Library Research Guides
    Request a customized research guide for your course or course assignments.
  • Library Tours
    Are you tired of reading research papers informed by the first ten results of a Google search? Treat yourself and your class to a library tour. A library tour takes approximately one hour of class time, and is a great way to familiarize your students with the resources they have available to them. Drop by the library and schedule one today.
  • Purchase Requests
    The library’s holdings exist to support the curriculum and we love to add new titles. If there is a book, reference book, DVD, etc. that would benefit your students, or that you would like to use in class, please let us know about it. Generally items published within the last five years make the best candidates, see the library’s collection development policy for details. Fill out a purchase request form now.
  • Interlibrary Loans
    Would an exotic or out of print book help you get your point across to your students? Perhaps one of your students needs access to an article from an esoteric journal? Interlibrary loan is the service for you. The library can borrow from almost every library in Oregon, including all of the major university research libraries.
  • Course Reserves
    We can place books, lecture notes and certain articles on physical reserve for check out, or for students to photocopy. We can also make some materials available electronically. Please see the library’s copyright guidelines for details on materials available for course reserve.