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How to use this guide
Navigate through the tabs to find books, databases, and other resources. Each tab contains instruction for accessing and using the provided resources. Learn how to find information, evaluate websites, cite sources, and more!
Can't find what you need?
Hobby Memorial Library has options available for locating resources you need.
The ILL department can locate books and journal articles which are not owned in CTC's collection. You can check the Library Catalog for books and hard copy journals or our electronic resources for articles first. For more information on the Library's Interlibrary Loan department, please click here.
The TexShare CARD is another great option for locating resources that are not owned in CTC's collection. The TexShare CARD is a statewide library card that lets you borrow books and other physical materials from more than 500 libraries across the state of Texas! For more information about requesting a TexShare CARD see the library's Circulation desk or you can click here for more information. You can also go to the Texas State Library and Archives Commission's website for additional information about the TexShare CARD program.
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Library Intersession Hours
Monday-Thursday : 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Saturday and Sunday: Closed
Regular Semester Hours
Central Time (CT)
Monday and Thursday: 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Tuesday and Wednesday: 7:30 am to 7:30 p.m.
Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Sunday: 12:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Call for holiday and between-semester hours.
Multimedia Lab closes 15 minutes before library close.
Research Paper Review
Written your paper, but not sure it's quite right? Use Research Paper Review (RPM) https://www.ctcd.edu/academics/library/research-assistance-paper-review-service/!
Any CTC student can submit a final draft of a research paper for a CTC class to the librarians for evaluation; it's easy:
1. CREATE: new email using your CTC EagleMail account
2. Send TO: email@example.com
3. Email SUBJECT: RPM
4. ATTACH: Final draft of your research paper (only MS Word is accepted)
5. In body of EagleMail email, provide:
- Your first and last name
- CTC ID
- Description of class/academic endeavor
6. CLICK SEND
NOTE: Only final drafts of your paper will be accepted. If your paper is not at an acceptable standard, it will be returned to you for correction and resubmission. Research paper reviews will be processed in the order in which they are received.
Disclaimer: Library staff provides guidance, direction and suggestions in the review of papers. As papers are reviewed by different librarians, there will be variances in the response received. Students or instructors may disagree with review suggestions. All questions about the paper should be directed to the instructor.