Autumn is finally here! As the temperatures start to drop and this semester is winding down, the J. Ardis Bell Library staff hope that all of our students, faculty, staff, and the entire Northeast Campus community will enjoy a safe and happy week away from classes.
During Fall Break, the NE Library’s schedule will change from our normal service hours, as follows:
Mon, November 19 thru Wed, November 21
The Library will be OPEN on a shortened schedule, from 8 AM – 5 PM.
Thurs, November 22 thru Sun, November 25
The Library will be CLOSED in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.
Effective Mon, November 26, we will return to campus and resume our normal service hours of
Mon – Thurs, 7:30 AM – 10 PM.
Fri – Sat, 7:30 AM – 9 PM
Sunday, 12 – 5 PM
Enjoy the break! Take this time to see family, friends, and loved ones… and de-stress before Final Exams in December. We’ll see you back in the Library soon!
In Library Hours, NE Library, Observances, TCC
Now that we’ve got your attention…
Here are the J. Ardis Bell Library‘s service hours for the upcoming holiday weekend: (Aug 31 – Sept 3, 2018)
Friday, August 31: OPEN 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday, September 1: OPEN 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday, September 2: CLOSED ALL DAY
Monday, September 3: CLOSED ALL DAY
We will resume our regular Library service hours on the morning of Tuesday, September 4th. Our normal schedule will continue throughout the rest of Fall semester, with the exception of Thanksgiving Break, which falls during the 3rd full week of November.
Hope that everyone’s semester is off to a successful start, thus far. Enjoy your holiday weekend, and we’ll see you in the Library soon!
In NE Library, Observances, Special Events
The end of another semester is here. Congratulations on getting through your Final exams!
Now that summer has come at last, the J. Ardis Bell Library on NE Campus is changing our service hours to a shortened Summer Schedule. We will still be offering the same outstanding services to all TCC students, faculty, staff, and all members of our campus community, but on a slightly different timetable. Of course, all of our databases, catalog tools, and other online resources are still available 24/7. You will just need to log in with current student credentials (WebAdvisor ID & Password) at library.tccd.edu.
The NE Library will be CLOSING EARLY at 6:00 p.m. today, on Thursday, May 10 as the Spring 2018 semester officially comes to a close.
We will be OPEN from 7:45 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 11… but we will be CLOSED on Saturday & Sunday, May 12-13.
Starting on Monday, May 14, and for the rest of May 2018, our service hours will be as follows:
Monday – Thursday OPEN 7:45 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Friday – Sunday CLOSED every weekend
We will be CLOSED on Monday, May 28th in observance of the Memorial Day holiday.
Effective on Friday, June 1st, and through the end of July, our service hours will be as follows:
Monday – Thursday OPEN 7:45 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Friday – Sunday CLOSED every weekend
We will be CLOSED on Wednesday, July 4th in observance of the Independence Day holiday.
Starting on Monday, August 6th, we will resume a 5-day / week service schedule, BUT there will be multiple days during that time when the TCC Library may be closed for staff in-service training, or other TCC events. Some of those plans are still To Be Determined, but we will be sure to post the information and keep you updated, as details continue to develop.
TCC Classes for the Fall 2018 semester will begin on Monday, August 20th.
Our first weekend to be OPEN on Saturday & Sunday in the new academic year will be on August 25th and 26th.
Have a fantastic summer! Be safe, read lots of books, and we’ll see you soon!
~ Your NE Library Team
In NE Library, News, Student Services, TCC
As this Spring 2018 semester hits the halfway point, all the friendly folks at your TCC Northeast Campus Library would like to share this reminder about Library service hours during the upcoming Spring Break:
- The NE Campus Library will be OPEN for our normal business hours (7:45 a.m. — 9 p.m.) on Fri, March 9, and Sat, March 10, while Weekend College classes are still in session.
- We will be CLOSED on Sun, March 11, due to planned power outages across the entire campus. There will be NO SUNDAY CLASSES this week.
Effective at 9:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 10, 2018 — ALL Tarrant County College Libraries and District offices will be CLOSED in observance of the annual Spring Break.
The J. Ardis Bell Library on NE Campus will re-open for our normal business hours at 7:45 a.m. on Monday, March 19, 2018.
Of course, our online databases and research guides are always available 24/7, and may be accessed from anywhere, if you log in with your current TCC Student ID credentials at library.tccd.edu. Many local public libraries are also open throughout the week, and will be available to help our students/users with any springtime research needs.
Once we return on Monday the 19th, our “normal” schedule of service hours will resume:
Monday – Thursday: 7:45 a.m. – 10:00 p.m
Friday & Saturday: 7:45 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Sunday: 12 Noon – 5:00 p.m.
Enjoy your vacation!! Until we see you back in the Library again, here are some tips on how best to enjoy a safe and healthy spring break:
Spring Break Health and Safety Tips
(adapted from: www.cdc.gov)
If drinking alcohol is part of your break, remember that it can impair your judgment and actions. Alcohol-related motor vehicle crashes kill someone every 31 minutes and nonfatally injure someone every two minutes. Don’t drink and drive. There are plenty of non-alcoholic alternatives.
You’ve probably been sitting most of the year working at the computer, studying, or in class. During the break, take the opportunity to start a fitness program. Do a variety of fun activities like walking, dancing, playing volleyball, swimming, and more. It doesn’t need to be hard to be beneficial. Avoid injury by starting any new activity slowly. Be active for at least 2½ hours a week. Include activities that raise your breathing and heart rates and that strengthen your muscles.
Plan a successful trip.
If you are going on a trip, be prepared. Are vaccinations required? Are there special food, destination, or other things you need to consider ahead of time? If you are taking medications, do you have enough for the trip? Know what’s happening en route or at your travel destination.
Love is all around, and so are sexually transmitted diseases. The only 100% sure way to prevent sexually transmitted diseases and unintended pregnancy is by not having sex. If you choose to have sex, using latex condoms and having a monogamous, uninfected partner may help lower your risk.
Women are more likely to be victims of sexual violence than men. Women who experience both sexual and physical abuse are significantly more likely to have sexually transmitted diseases. Take precautions and avoid situations or persons that may place you at risk for harm.
Watch your step.
There may be temptations on your break that involve different or high-risk activity. Think twice before putting yourself at risk for injury. Be sure to use appropriate safety gear before venturing out, such as seat belts, life vests, or knee pads. Remember that unintentional injuries kill more Americans in their first three decades of life than any other cause of death. In fact, injuries (both unintentional and those caused by acts of violence) are among the top ten killers for Americans of all ages.
Protect your eyes.
If you wear contact lenses, practice healthy wear and care tips, even when you’re on vacation. Carry a spare pair of glasses and contact lens supplies with you so you can take out your contacts safely when you need to. Remove contacts before swimming, as exposing contact lenses to water can lead to painful, sometimes blinding eye infections. Always take your contacts out before bed, even if you’re up late or traveling. Sleeping in contact lenses has been linked to serious eye infections.
Know the ropes.
When swimming and boating, know what’s expected and what you can do to prevent injury or death for yourself and others. Know how to swim. Wear your life jacket while boating. Avoid alcoholic beverages while boating. Complete a boating education course. Participate in the vessel safety check program.
Protect yourself from the sun.
After a cold winter, it’s tempting to stay in the hot sun all day. Although getting a little sun can have some benefits, excessive and unprotected sun exposure can result in premature aging, changes in skin texture, and skin cancer. Always wear sunscreen with at least SPF 15. For eye protection, wear wraparound sunglasses that provide 100 percent UV ray protection.
Having fun takes energy and fuel. Be sure to eat a variety of foods, including plenty of vegetables, fruits, and whole grain products. Also include low-fat dairy products, lean meats, poultry, fish, and legumes. Drink lots of water and go easy on the salt, sugar, alcohol, and saturated fat. Good nutrition should be part of an overall healthy lifestyle, including regular physical activity, not smoking, and stress management.
Avoid smoking and secondhand smoke. Just 20 minutes after smoking that last cigarette, your body begins a series of positive changes that continue for years. Quitting is one of the best things you can do for yourself and others.
If you or a friend has an alcohol or drug problem, has thoughts of suicide, or is in crisis for any reason, get help. Call 911 for emergency services, 1-800-662-4357 for substance abuse help, and 1-800-273-TALK (8255) for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.
In Just For Fun, NE Library, Observances, Student Services, TCC
Welcome to the end of another Fall term. You’ve made it! It’s time to relax and enjoy a few weeks off, before the Spring semester starts.
The NE Campus Library is CLOSING EARLY at 6:00 PM today, on Thursday, December 14, once the last final exam session has begun.
We will be open for limited hours on Friday, December 15. Effective at 5 p.m. tomorrow (12/15/17) the J. Ardis Bell Library will be CLOSED in observance of the 2017-2018 Winter Break.
ALL Tarrant County College District offices, libraries, and labs will be CLOSED for the duration of the Winter Break, from Saturday, December 16th thru Monday, January 1st.
We will return to campus at 8:00 a.m. on the morning of Tuesday, January 2, 2018.
Once we return in January, our Library service hours will be…
JAN 1 – JAN 7, 2018:
Monday, Jan 1st CLOSED for New Year’s Day
Tuesday – Friday 8 AM – 5 PM
Saturday, & Sunday CLOSED
JAN 8 – JAN 14, 2018:
Monday, Jan 8th 8 AM – 5 PM
Tuesday, Jan 9th CLOSED ALL DAY for Staff training
Wed, Jan 10th CLOSED until Mid-day for more training. OPEN 1 – 5 PM
Thursday – Friday OPEN 8 AM – 5 PM
Saturday, & Sunday CLOSED
JAN 15 – JAN 21, 2018:
Monday, Jan 15th CLOSED in observance of MLK Jr. Holiday
Tuesday – Thurs 7:45 AM – 10 PM 16-wk classes begin.
Friday, Jan 19th 7:45 AM – 5 PM
Saturday & Sunday CLOSED
JAN 22 – JAN 28, 2018:
Monday – Thursday 7:45 AM – 10 PM
Friday & Sat 7:45 AM – 9 PM Weekend classes begin.
Sunday 12 – 5 PM
We hope that you all enjoy a fun, healthy, and safe Winter Break. Of course, our collection of online databases, e-books, and the library’s online catalog are always available to you 24/7, if you log in with your current TCC student credentials. For more information, simply visit us online at library.tccd.edu.
We’ll see you in the Library next Spring!
In NE Library, News, Observances, TCC