Physically Closed but Virtually Open – Library Services in December

The Library has closed its physical location for Winter Break.  But you can still interact with the Library through December 21.  How can you access your virtual library services? 24/7 Chat: Use our 24/7 Chat service to ask questions and get help. JTCC Library staffs the service 8AM-6PM Monday-Thursday & 8AM-5PM Fridays through December 21. A partner librarian covers the Chat the other hours of the week. Email: We are available by email at through December 21. Curiosity Crew: Our conversation club has its final meeting of the semester Wednesday, December 16! Join a fun, interactive…continue reading →

Mental Health Monday: Thankfulness

For many Americans, November & December traditions revolve around feasting, sports, and reuniting with family. Perhaps yours include a parade, baking, gift-giving or a shopping tradition. Our family Christmas traditions start in November with early gift-giving. Maybe your family doesn't celebrate holidays, but still enjoys the seeing each other during rare days off.  Traditions may be different this year. But the benefits of giving thanks have not changed.  Many end-of-year holidays focus on light--the holidays of Diwali, Hanukkah, the Winter Solstice, Christmas, and Kwanzaa all intrinsically celebrate light close to year's end. These…continue reading →

Database Spotlight: GALE Interactive – Human Anatomy

Studying anatomy remotely can be tough. The Library has access to a database to make it a little easier. GALE Interactive: Human Anatomy is an interactive database with 3D models of the human body. You can search by Body System (cardiovascular, skeletal, etc.) or select a Region of the body and analyze each system in it. Even if you choose a Region to study, you can study the region layer by layer, as shown in these examples. You can rotate around the images and switch views, removing different layers to get a closer look at each different system. See the…continue reading →

I Have a Paper Due. Help!

College classes will inevitably lead to the deadline for a paper of some kind--whether personal essay, literary analysis, argumentative research paper. Getting that assignment can sometimes be overwhelming. Where do you start? Where do you go when you run into a roadblock? As always, the Library is here to help you know your resources! Need help researching? The Library has all sorts of resources for you. Databases - search for authoritative articles & up-to-date information on many different subjects 24/7 Live Chat help - chat with library staff from Tyler or one of our…continue reading →

Voter registration deadline extended! Voting resources from the Tyler Libraries

Tomorrow, October 15, 2020 is now the NEW deadline to vote in Virginia!  Due technicals issues Virginia has extended voter registration until October 15, 2020 was the last day to register to vote in the November election.  To register to vote in Virginia, please visit the following resources: Virginia Department of Elections: How to Register: Virginia Extends Voter Registration After Site Went Down Hours Before Deadline Washington Post Federal judge extends Virginia voter registration through Thursday Now that you're registered (or perhaps already voting!), the Tyler Libraries want to make sure you…continue reading →