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Current Library Services during COVID-19: Overview and FAQ

Library Service Updates and Resources

For up-to-date information regarding coronavirus, please visit www.tri-c.edu/coronavirus.

All Tri-C Campus Libraries are open Monday - Friday, 8:30am – 5:00pm, with full access to all materials. Librarians are available for in-person research assistance during the open hours.

Librarians are also available online:
Mon. - Thur., 8:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Fri. - Sat., 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Students, faculty, and staff can access the online library resources, and connect with the librarians remotely via telephone, email, and online chat reference.

Checked out materials can be returned to all Tri-C Library campuses. Click the "Book Returns" tab for more information.

Librarian Assistance

Librarians are available for in-person research assistance Monday - Friday from 8:30am to 5:00pm at all Tri-C Libraries. Librarians can also be reached for assistance by telephone, email or online chat reference.

Technology Learning Centers

The Technology Learning Centers (TLC) are open Monday - Friday from 8:30am to 5:00pm.

Resources beyond Tri-C

Local library systems also offer robust and diverse print and online resources for both entertainment and education. 

Wi-Fi Hotspot Locators

There are locations across the state where you may access Free Wi-Fi. Some are in the form of discounted / free service and others are found in library parking lots, school parking lots, etc.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I access Library resources online?
Much of Cuyahoga Community College Library’s collections are accessible online in the form of databases, ebooks, and ejournals. You will be prompted for your Tri-C ID and password if you are not using the resources on campus.

What do I do if I need assistance with an assignment for my paper?
Librarians are available for in-person research assistance Monday - Friday from 8:30am to 5:00pm at all Tri-C Libraries. Online Chat Reference is also available Monday - Thursday from 8:30am - 8pm, and Friday and Saturday from 9am- 2pm. Librarians will answer your reference questions and direct you to library resources to complete your assignments and research.

How do I get a book I ordered through OhioLINK?
You can pick up OhioLINK materials at all Tri-C libraries Monday - Friday 8:30am to 5:00pm. You may also request OhioLINK material and have it sent to another college or a local public library branch that is open for pickup. Please check with these places first to make sure they are open for pick up of OhioLINK materials.

Where should items be returned?
Tri-C Libraries are open Monday - Friday from 8:30am to 5:00pm. Items can be returned inside the library during the open hours. Please visit the Book Returns page to see additional locations where items may be dropped off. If you have questions or concerns about due dates or fines, please visit us in person during the open hours, or via online chat reference or by telephone.

What should I do if I have an overdue item(s)?
Please visit Tri-C Libraries during the open hours to return or renew items. 

We will do our best to update patron records proactively. If you are charged overdue fines or receive an automated email about billed items, we will address and correct the issue. If you have questions or concerns about due dates or fines, please contact us in person during the open hours, or through online chat reference or by telephone.

Ask a Librarian

Email a Librarian
Send a reference question to the Tri-C librarians;
we will respond within 2 working days
(Monday through Friday).
Phone the Reference Desk
Please visit the COVID-19 Research Guide for library services.
Chat with Us
Click here to chat with us

Librarian Virtual Hours
Monday-Thurs. 8:30am-8pm
Friday & Saturday 9am-2pm
Sunday CLOSED

E-Resources always available