Curiosity Crew – Join the Conversation

Are you tired of talking to the same people day in and day out? Are you interested in what’s going on in the world? Do you have opinions and want to discuss them? Then JTCC Libraries has the group for you! The Curiosity Crew is a group that meets every other week to discuss a variety of topics such as current events, psychology, biology, and technology. Each meeting revolves around a specific article or video, as well as supplemental materials. Our goal is to facilitate insightful and respectful discussion among peers where we…continue reading →

Contactless Book Loans Coming June 15!

Starting Monday, June 15, you can request books & pick them up in a convenient, contactless way. When? Pick-up hours are 8AM to 5PM Monday-Friday on both campuses. How? Place your requests online. After receiving an e-mail from the library, pick up your book as soon as possible. Please wear a face mask in accordance with the Governor’s order. Requests left after 1 week will be cancelled.   Where? For Midlothian pick-ups: Administration Building Lobby                 For Chester pick-ups: Nicholas Student Center Lobby  Contact us at with any questions.   FAQs: How…continue reading →

Congratulations – A Commencement Poem

Congratulations - A Commencement Poem by Library Staff member Rebeca Parrott Everyone's saying "we're here for you." "In this together." "We'll get through." But your actions backed it up--homework is hard enough before schedules erupt with a pandemic. So we cheer for you--for submitted projects, Zoom-weary classes, completed tests, final grades. You made it. You did it. While the world "stayed home." Take pride. Take courage. Blaze trails.   Congratulations and sincere best wishes from #TeamLibrary at JTCC.continue reading →

Mental Health Mondays: Celebrate Your Finals!

You have done it! You made it through a semester filled with projects, deadlines, oral presentations, tests--all in the middle of a pandemic. Conquer your finals with confidence: Study early in a distraction-limited space. Stuck at home with lots of other people? Talk to your family about scheduling interruption-free study time. Choose a study space that works for you.  Schedule breaks. Your mind and anxiety levels will thank you! Get enough sleep. It's the advice your mom always gave and it's still true. Celebrate after you finish your finals. Maybe that means making cookies, Skyping…continue reading →

Here to Help

Sometimes, school is hard. Then, sometimes, life is hard. And when they're both hard, it can be challenging to know what to do next. The library is committed to helping you make it through the school year by offering you our varied services online. But this post is about life-stuff, not school-stuff. Here are vital resources for you during this challenging season: Internet Access Options: FCC agreement stating that providers will waive late fees, not cutoff service for lack of payment, and open hot-spots. Altice USA  is offering Altice Advantage 30 Mbps broadband…continue reading →