Library Frequently Asked Questions

Below are answers to the Library's most commonly asked questions.

FAQ Questions


Yes. To log in from off-campus, use your TMCC credentials (the same ID and password you use for Canvas and MyTMCC).

No, the Learning Commons does not have a photocopier for student use.

The Learning Commons has two flatbed scanners and book scanners for public use at no cost. Book scanners are located near the Circulation Desk.

Please contact the Learning Commons for more information.

The Learning Commons does not have a public fax service, but the TMCC Bookstore does. Contact the Bookstore at 775-673-0236 for details.

Please read the information about study rooms.

Please read the information about student printing.

The Learning Commons hours are posted online.

Students, faculty and staff need a TMCC identification card. UNR students need their UNR identification card. Community members need a state-issued identification card with current address.

Please visit the TMCC Bookstore website or visit the Bookstore, located on the Dandini Campus in the RDMT 103.

There are various software programs pre-loaded on TMCC's administrative and academic computers.

View Information Technology's academic software list; once you select the Academic Semester you'd like to view, you can then view by department, or you can view all software by name.

The Learning Commons has the standard Microsoft Office software suite, in addition to other software. Please contact a librarian if you have any questions.

Laptop Loan Program

Currently-enrolled TMCC students/employees may check out a laptop computer for a single day. Loans are on a first-come, first-served basis. Reservations for use may not be made.

Laptops must be turned back in no later than one hour before the Learning Commons closes. This allows time for routine maintenance and storage of the unit before the library closes.

Students are not permitted to download any software or applications to the computer or to alter the computer or existing software in any way. Files should be saved to an external drive. All files saved to the computer's drive will be eliminated upon return of the unit.

No. Please keep the machine inside of the Learning Commons on the Dandini Campus.

If a student refuses to return the equipment or cannot be contacted, the Learning Commons reserves the right to turn the account over to the police for assistance in recovery of the laptop.

All machines loaned out have been inspected for damage. If a machine has cosmetic damages only, the staff will point that out during the checkout process. By checking out a laptop, you agree to return it in the condition in which it was loaned to you. You are also responsible for the cost of any damages, up to the cost of replacement, incurred to the machine while it is checked out to you. The computer will be assessed upon its return and you are asked to wait until this assessment is complete.

The Laptop Loan Program (LLP) is a service of the TMCC libraries and is available at the Dandini and William N. Pennington Applied Technology Center sites. The LLP allows students to borrow a laptop computer for use inside the Learning Commons.