Getting a Library Card: Bring your Student ID to the Circulation Desk (located upstairs in the Paul H. Thompson Library). The librarian will register you as a current student and will place a barcode sticker on the back of your Student ID. This barcode will allow you to check out books, headphones, dry erase markers for use on the white boards in our study rooms, and various reference materials which must be viewed in the library.
Using the Computers: Bring your Student ID to the Circulation Desk and ask to use one of the 20 desktop or 6 laptop computers located in the library. The librarian will sign you in and keep your Student ID until you check out. [Note: there are also 8 computers located in the Reference Suite downstairs. These computers require your Student ID, as well.]
Checking Out Books: Our books may be checked out by current FTCC students with a Student ID that has a library barcode attached to the back. Most of our books may be checked out for two weeks, however, many are only one week or three day checkouts. Be sure to check the Date Due Card located in the back of your books to remind yourself when your books are due. The shorter the checkout time, the higher the fines if the books are not returned on time. If you lose a book, you will be required to pay for the replacement.
Xerox & Fax Machines: There are two Xerox machines in the library. One is upstairs in Circulation, and one is downstairs in the Reference Library. The cost is ten cents per copy, and the machine does take dollar bills. The Fax machine is located downstairs in the Reference Library, and the cost is $1.00 per page.
Notary Services: Notary services are provided FREEfor all current students. Simply bring your State ID and Student ID to either the Circulation or the Reference Desk and ask to speak with one of our three notaries on staff. [Note: you must bring bothforms of identification for Notary Services.]
Here at Paul H. Thompson Library we have a perpetual book sale! All titles are only 25 cents a piece, regardless of whether they are hardcover or paperback.
We have a large variety of topics and encourage all students to browse the books at least a few times per semester.
Please do not bring bills larger that $5, as we do not keep enough change on hand for transactions with larger denominations.