The J. Ardis Bell Library on the NE Campus of TCC will be CLOSED ALL DAY on Friday, August 18th for a Library Staff Development training day. The NE Copy Center will still be open and ready to assist with print-orders, faxes, Student ID cards, etc… To access this area, you may enter by the loading dock door on the east side of the NLIB building (facing NBSS).
The NE Library is not open on weekends during the summer months, so our doors will remain CLOSED on Saturday & Sunday, the 19th and 20th.
Due to an All-Campus training session, the NE Library will also be CLOSED on the morning of Tuesday, August 22nd. We will re-open that afternoon from 1-5 p.m.
We will be CLOSED again for the entire day on Wednesday, August 23rd, as all Tarrant County College employees gather for a district-wide day of professional development and training.
The Northeast Library will be open on a REDUCED HOURS schedule (7:45 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.) for Monday, August 21st, Thursday the 24th, and Friday the 25th.
We will be CLOSED again for the weekend on Saturday & Sunday, August 26-27.
Effective on Monday, August 28th, with the beginning of a new Fall semester at TCC, the NE Library will be returning to our normal weekday hours, with all library services available from 7:45 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. on Monday thru Thursday.
Of course, our online library catalog, e-book collection, and research databases are all available to our students 24/7 from any internet-capable device, whether the library is open or not. All you need to do is visit our website at library.tccd.edu, and log in with your current TCC credentials (WedAdvisor ID and Password).
We will be CLOSED again from 5:00 p.m. on Friday, September 1st thru Monday, Sept. 4th, in observance of the Labor Day holiday weekend.
Beginning on Friday, September 8th, we will also be staying open later and adding days to accommodate our Weekend College students with extended hours from 7:45 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday evenings, and on Sunday afternoons from 12:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Your friendly neighborhood Library Staff will be receiving all kinds of training and development over these next several days to help serve you – our students and patrons – better than ever! The whole thing is about improving your overall library experience. YOU are the reason we’re here!
Enjoy the rest of your summer break, and we’ll see you in the Library this fall!
In NE Library, News, Observances, Student Services, TCC
Welcome to the end of another academic year. You’ve made it! It’s time to kick back and relax for a while before the next semester starts. Why not stop by and pick up a book to read during your vacation?!
The NE Campus Library will still be open during the summer months, serving the needs of our students who take short-term summer classes in June and July, as well as our community patrons from the surrounding area. Our entire range of services will still be available, BUT our open-for-business hours are changing with the season. So…
Effective at 5 p.m. today (May 12th) the J. Ardis Bell Library is closing early and switching our operating hours to a reduced summer schedule, as follows:
MAY 13 – JUNE 4, our hours are:
Monday — Thursday 7:45 AM – 6 PM
Friday, Saturday, & Sunday CLOSED
During this period, we will also be CLOSED on Monday, May 29th in observance of the Memorial Day holiday.
JUNE 5 – JULY 30, our hours are:
Monday — Thursday 7:45 AM – 10 PM
Friday, Saturday, & Sunday CLOSED
During this period, we will also be CLOSED on Tuesday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day.
(c) 1995. Twentieth Century Fox
JULY 31 – AUGUST 13, our hours are:
Monday — Thursday 7:45 AM – 10 PM
Friday 7:45 AM – 5 PM
Saturday & Sunday CLOSED
AUGUST 14 – 27, our hours are:
Monday — Friday 7:45 AM – 5 PM
Saturday & Sunday CLOSED
During this period we will also be CLOSED for two full days (exact dates are still TBD) for library staff training. These will be added to our calendar soon.
(c) 1980. LucasFilm / Walt Disney Studios
Monday, August 28th will be the start-date of the next Fall semester, and we will return to our regularly scheduled business hours.
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 www.library.tccd.edu.
Congratulations to all our students on getting through another successful Finals Week. Enjoy a fun, healthy, and safe Summer Break. We’ll see you in the Library!
In NE Library, Observances, Student Services, TCC
Just a reminder that the J. Ardis Bell Library on the Northeast Campus of Tarrant County College will be CLOSED from Saturday, March 11 through Sunday, March 19 for SPRING BREAK!
We will resume our normal business hours on Monday, March 20.
Until then, the Center for Disease Control has these tips on how to have a safe, healthy spring break:
(taken and adapted from: www.cdc.gov)
Spring Break Health and Safety Tips
Make this year’s Spring Break memorable by having fun and helping yourself, your friends, and others stay safe and healthy.
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
What’s that? The NE Library is closing? Forever? Noooooooooo… What will I do for books? How will I study? Where will I take my afternoon nap?
Whoa. Hold your horses, buckaroo… Everything will be all right. Just keep reading.
The J. Ardis Bell Library at TCC-NE will be CLOSING EARLY at 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 18, 2016. That is the start-time for the last final exams in this second Summer term, and – just like our students – we’re looking forward to the end of another semester. Now…
The NE Campus Library will also be CLOSED ALL DAY on Friday, August 19th for a Staff Development training day. The NE Copy Center will still be available for print-orders, faxes, and Student ID cards. To access this area, you may enter by the loading dock door on the east side of the library building.
The NE Library is not open on weekends during the summer months, so our doors will remain closed on Saturday & Sunday, the 20th and 21st. Due to another all-campus training session, the NE Library will also be CLOSED on the morning of Monday, August 22nd.
We will RE-OPEN at 1:00 p.m. on Monday afternoon, August 22nd. The library’s collection areas and the upstairs computer lab will be available that day until 5:00 p.m. Unfortunately, the Computer Learning Center lab will be closed and unavailable to students or community patrons on Monday afternoon.
Of course, our online catalog, e-book collection, and research databases are all available 24/7 from any internet-capable device, whether the library is open or not. All you need to do is visit library.tccd.edu, and log in with your current TCC credentials (WedAdvisor ID and Password).
The Northeast Library will be open on a REDUCED HOURS schedule (7:45 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.) for Tuesday and Wednesday, August 23 & 24.
We will be CLOSED again for the entire day on Thursday, August 25th, as all Tarrant County College employees gather for a district-wide day of professional development and training.
Friday, August 26th will be another REDUCED HOURS day, when the library will be open from 7:45 a.m. – 5 p.m.
We will be CLOSED again from 5:00 p.m. on Friday, September 2nd thru Monday, Sept. 5th, in observance of the Labor Day holiday weekend.
Otherwise, effective on Monday, August 29th, with the beginning of a new Fall semester, the NE Library will be returning to our normal business hours, with all services available from 7:45 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. on Monday thru Thursday. We will also be open to accommodate our Weekend College students from 7:45 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, and on Sunday afternoons from 12:00 – 5:00 p.m.
So, what is the reason behind all of these closure dates? I’m so glad you asked. 🙂
Your friendly neighborhood Library Staff will be receiving all kinds of training and development to help serve you – our students and patrons – better than ever! The whole thing is about improving your overall library experience. YOU are the reason we’re here!
Enjoy the rest of your summer, and we’ll see you in the Library!
In NE Library, Student Services, TCC
As the Spring 2016 semester quickly draws to a close, the friendly folks at your J. Ardis Bell Library on Tarrant County College’s Northeast Campus would like to share this brief reminder about Library hours for the coming summer months. We will be running on a limited-hours schedule for the last two weeks of May, and the Library will only be Open 4 days a week throughout the entire summer.
- The NE Campus Library will be CLOSING 2 hours EARLY, at 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 12. We will be closing our doors when the last Final Exam of the semester begins.
- The NE Campus Library will be OPEN only from 7:45 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Friday the 13th.
Effective at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 13, the Library changes to our Reduced-Hours schedule for two weeks:
- The NE Campus Library will be CLOSED on Saturday and Sunday, May 14 and 15.
- Monday, May 16 — Thursday, May 19. OPEN 7:45 a.m. – 6 p.m.
- Friday, May 20 — Sunday, May 22. CLOSED
- Monday, May 23 — Thursday, May 26. OPEN 7:45 a.m. – 6 p.m.
- Friday, May 27 — Sunday, May 29. CLOSED
- Monday, May 30th CLOSED in observance of Memorial Day.
The first Summer session of 6-week classes at Northeast Campus will start on the morning of Tuesday, May 31st. Effective that day, and throughout the rest of both summer terms, our Regular Summer Library Schedule will be:
- Monday – thru – Thursday: OPEN 7:45 a.m. – 10 p.m.
- Friday – thru – Sunday: CLOSED
The one exception to this Summer schedule will fall on Monday, July 4th, when all TCC campuses and offices will be CLOSED in observance of Independence Day. We will resume a 5-day, Mon-thru-Fri Open schedule on Monday, August 1st.
Of course, our online databases and research guides are always available to use 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 for extended hours throughout the summer months, and will be available to help our students/users with their research, if help is needed after-hours, or on the weekend.
Thank you very much, and we hope that ALL of our students, faculty, and community users will enjoy a restful, happy, and safe Summer Break. For those of you returning next Fall, we look forward to seeing you in the new academic year… For those of you who are sticking around and taking classes this summer, we hope to see you in the Library!
In NE Library, Student Services, TCC