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 →

Mental Health Monday: Have Another Cup of Tea

There are multiple ways in which we can alleviate the stress that sometimes consumes us. Drinking tea is one of my personal favorites. It's something good for us physically that can also be good for us mentally. In this time between winter and spring when the cold can’t quite let go but the bugs and plants are arriving en force, it can be difficult to commit to one kind of comforting beverage. Fortunately, with tea, you don’t have to choose! You can brew cold or hot tea, so there are multiple ways to enjoy…continue reading →

#WorthReading – A Dirty Job by Christopher Moore

Tyler Libraries have more than just academic titles. Our Books Worth Reading series highlights some digital titles for fun and lifelong learning. A Dirty Job By Christopher Moore Recommended by Suzanne Sherry   From Overdrive: Charlie Asher is a beta male, one of the countless guys who survive in the gene pool by doggie paddling in the shallow end. He doesn't take risks and he seriously hates change. But Charlie's safe life is about to take a really weird detour. On the day his daughter, Sophie, is born, his wife dies of a…continue reading →

Six Feet Away; AKA A List of More Interesting Things to Say Other Than 6 Ft

“Friendships - and indeed most relationships – are measured in the closeness of hearts, minds and soul ties... not in the distance of physical miles or even the passing of time.” -Rasheed Ogunlaru   In the day and era of social distancing, we keep hearing one measurement repeated over and over and over again: Six feet. At face value, it seems like a rather arbitrary distance. Six feet? It’s a relatively common height amongst the human population. It’s also considered part of the deep end of the swimming pool. Six feet is so…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 →