Banned Books Week

Because reading is among our greatest freedoms and is essential to our democracy Because the freedom to read is protected by our Constitution and privacy is essential to that freedom, without having our interest scrutinized by others Because we can be trusted to exercise critical judgment, to recognize propaganda and misinformation, to make our own decisions about what we read and believe, and to exercise the responsibility that comes with that freedom Because each year, the American Library Association’s Banned Books Week celebrates the freedom to choose our reading material even if the…continue reading →

JTCC Library Welcomes New Director

The staff of the JTCC Library is thrilled to welcome Suzanne Sherry, our new library director. Suzanne has always been a bookworm, so the library is a natural career step—and all of us who are endlessly curious. She began working part-time at John Tyler while attending library school; first as a part-time library assistant, then as the Digital Library Specialist. During her time at Tyler Libraries she helped the Midlothian library move into its current location in Hamel Hall and built a new website. For two years she worked with the Office of…continue reading →

Stormy Weather

The upcoming storm may give us several days of heavy rain. You have your gallons of water, your extra batteries, your loaf of bread. Do you have your hurricane reading picked out yet? Stop by the library to stock up. We never run out of books. Here are a few stormy selections: Strange Weather by Joe Hill Chester & Midlothian Popular Fiction Description from "A collection of four chilling novels, ingeniously wrought gems of terror from the brilliantly imaginative, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Fireman, Joe Hill. “Snapshot” is…continue reading →

Where Is Everything? – Navigating Chester Campus

Are you a Chester campus student? You may have seen the exciting construction going on that will refurbish and expand the Nicholas Building and Bird Hall. During construction, offices that used to be in Bird or Nicholas have new temporary homes. Use the following helpful guide created by Chester Library Assistants to help find your way around.continue reading →


Welcome to the JTCC Libraries! We are excited for you this semester. As you prepare for class, don't forget that the libraries are a great asset for student success. What can we help you with? Providing space for study - The libraries offer tables, chairs, and computers for you to focus on your homework. Technology - Don't have a computer? Borrow an iPad or laptop computer for use inside the library. Printing services - Stop by the Office of Student Activities to get a student ID card in order to print at the…continue reading →