Texas Southmost College recently introduced the college’s first Digital Library, making completing assignments and essays more convenient for students.
The idea for TSC’s Digital Library was first introduced in 2019 to give TSC and its students its own library and resources, since this service was originally being shared with a local university.
“TSC needed its own in-house library for students and faculty,” said TSC Librarian Nancy Bond. “So, my goal since day one has been to create a center that met that need.”
Any TSC student logging in with their TSC credentials can access the Digital Library and everything it has to offer. Students can find resources such as eBooks, electronic articles and journals needed to complete research, assignments and essays.
Bond said since the Digital Library’s official kickoff last month, it has been popular with students.
“This service is crucial to our student and faculty success,” she said. “We have faculty sending students over and students recommending it to their friends. This is changing the way our students learn and the way our instructors teach. It really has had a positive impact.”
More Space, Technology
TSC’s Digital Library space has been fully redesigned to provide students with individual and group, noise reduction study rooms. A multipurpose room can be used for class or large meetings. There are also at least 60-70 computers along with printers and charging stations. Soon, TSC students will be able to check out laptops using a new kiosk located at the Digital Library center. The kiosk will provide up to 24 laptops that can be borrowed for up to 48 hours to complete assignments, quizzes and tests or projects.
“Our goal is to continue expanding and growing the services that our Digital Library offers,” said Bond. “We’ll be working on including resources specific to programs we offer and that will continue to help our students learn and grow.”
While the Digital Library online service is available 24 hours a day at tsc.edu/library, the Digital Library center is open Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For more information about TSC’s Digital Library, call 956-295-3452.