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Student Resources

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Library Services

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 and keyboard/mouse sets for wall mounted computers and various reference materials which must be viewed in the library.

Using the Computers: Swipe your Student ID upon entry to the library to use one of the 30 desktop computers. If you don't have your Student ID with you then come to the Circulation Desk so we can keep track of which computer you are using. We also have 30 laptop computers for your convenience.  To check out a laptop for use within the library you will need to get a library card and have a form of government ID like a driver's license or military ID.   

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 and can be renewed online.  Books on reserve by an instructor are limited to 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.  

Copy & Fax Machines: There are two copy/print/scan machines in the library. One upstairs in the main library, and the other downstairs in the Student Learning Commons. The Fax machine is located downstairs in the Reference Library, and the cost is $1.00 per page.

Notary Services: Notary services are provided FREE for all current students and instructors. Simply bring your State ID and Student ID to either the Circulation or the Reference Desk and ask to speak with one of our two notaries on staff. [Note: you must bring both forms of identification for Notary Services.]

Perpetual Booksale

Here at Paul H. Thompson Library we have a perpetual book sale! All titles are only $1.00 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.

Library Research Guide

  • A quick guide on how to best use the library's resources

FTCC Copyright Compliance Center

  • Everything you need to know about Copyright Compliance