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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).

Yes. The Library has two copiers, located near the Circulation Desk. Copies are 10 cents per page and the machines accept coins, bills and credit cards.

The Library also has two flatbed scanners for public use. One is located next to the printer and the other is near the stairs on the north side of the first floor of the building.

Please contact the Library for more information.

The Library does not have a public fax service, but the TMCC Bookstore does. Contact the Bookstore at 775-673-7172 for details.

Please read the information about student printing.

The Library 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.

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 Library 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 library 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 library on the Dandini Campus. At Meadowood Center, laptops are restricted to the library and the meeting area with tables and chairs just outside of the library door.

Late laptops are subject to a fine of $20 per hour, for any fraction of the hour late. The purpose of this policy is to encourage students to return laptops on time and to make machines available to the greatest number of students. Persons who repeatedly return machines late may be blocked from checking out laptops in the future.

If a student refuses to return the equipment or cannot be contacted, the Library 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. You and the circulation clerk will sign a form indicating that it was returned and in what condition before you leave the circulation desk.

The Laptop Loan Program (LLP) is a service of the TMCC libraries and is available at the Dandini and Meadowood sites. The LLP allows students to borrow a laptop computer for use inside the library.

Only currently-enrolled TMCC students/employees with a TMCC ID and a library account in good standing (no overdue or unpaid lost items) are eligible. No other forms of ID will be accepted.