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Do I need an appointment for tutoring in writing, research, math, science, accounting or business?

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Tutors are available on a first-come, first-served basis during drop-in hours, and no appointments are necessary.  However, if you're prefer to reserve a time slot to meet with a tutor, you can ...


What are the hours for the TC3 Library?

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TC3 Library hours are listed on our website.  Generally, during fall and spring semesters when school is in session, the Library is open from 8am-9pm Monday-Thursday, 8am-4pm Friday, and noon-4pm ...


How do I contact the TC3 Library?

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We're here to help!  You can contact the TC3 Library in several ways: In person--we're located on the 2nd floor of the Baker Commons. By email: TC3Library@tompkinscortland.edu By chat: You can ... ... read more


Can I get tutoring help without visiting the Baker Commons in person?

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There are several tutoring options for students who cannot visit the Baker Commons during tutoring hours.   TC3 is part of a consortium of upstate NY schools called STAR-NY, which offers online ... ... read more


Do you have group study rooms?

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The TC3 Library has several group study rooms, which can be checked out for two hours.  You can check the availability of rooms online. 


Is there tutoring for one of my classes?

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Tutoring is available in math and science, writing and research, and accounting and business, along with specific courses in most other subjects. Tutoring is free of charge for TC3 students.  Stop ... ... read more


How do I check out a book?  How many books can I check out?

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To check out library materials, please present your TC3 ID card at the Service Desk.  You can check out up to ten items at a time. 


What do I do if the Library doesn't have the item I need, or it's already checked out?

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Get It! from the Library is a full-service information request and delivery service open to all TC3 Library members.  Use this service to request books, articles, videos, or any other materials ... ... read more


Who do I talk to about problems with my computer, wifi, etc? 

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Technology Learning and Support Services is located in Room 208.  Call 607-844-8222, ext. 4550 or email TechSupport@tompkinscortland.edu. 


How do I cite my sources? 

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The Writing & Research Center (WRC) provides various citation handouts to help you properly cite the sources you use in your papers.   If you use the Library's databases or Library Catalog for ... ... read more


When are my books due?

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Students and staff may check out books in the regular collection for the entire semester.   Most books that are on course reserve may be checked out for 2 hours for use within the Baker ...


Is there a list of the movies available at the Library?

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The Library has a large collection of DVDs, both for regular loans and on reserve for classes.  A list of feature films is available, as is a list of documentaries. 


Can I take my course reserve textbook to class or home with me? 

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In general, course reserves are 2 hours loans and are restricted to use in the Baker Commons.  If other students are not waiting to use the same textbook, you may be able to renew your loan for ...


Do you have the textbook for my class?

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We have copies of many of the textbooks for your classes.  Use our Textbook page to see what materials are on reserve for your class, or ask at the Service Desk.  Your TC3 ID card is required to ...


Where is my class meeting?  My teacher said to meet in the Library/Baker Commons.

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Classes frequently meet in the Baker Commons Classroom, which is located within the Library, on the 2nd floor and to the right of the service desk when you enter the Library.  A whiteboard outside ... ... read more


What are the Library's fines and fees?

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Students and staff will receive loan notices for items due via their TC3 email.  Fines for late reserve items are 25 center per hour, per item.  We do not charge overdue fines for books in the ... ... read more


How do I check the status of my Get It! interlibrary loan request?

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Get It! from the Library is a full-service information request and delivery service open to all TC3 Library members.  Use this service to request books, articles, videos, or any other materials ... ... read more


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