Tompkins Cortland Community College


Access & Borrowing

Faculty/Staff and Students

Your TC3 Card serves as your library card. Full and part-time students can obtain photo IDs at the OneCard Office in Room 110. No library materials will be checked out without a valid TC3 Card.

Community Members

We welcome community residents to use our services. You can obtain a Community Borrower card by completing an application and providing proof of identification to library staff. If you are completing it off-campus, we will contact you to verify your identification. Once approved, your new card will be mailed to you and you will be able to check out items. Questions? Contact Lucy Yang, 607-844-8222, x4361.

Course Reserves

Course reserves are available at the Service Desk. Most reserve items may be used for 2 hours in the library. You must have a TC3 Card to use reserve studentitems. Fines for late Reserve materials are 25 cents an hour, per item.


Students and staff may check out regular books, for the entire semester.

Circulating DVDs

Most circulating dvds may be checked out for three weeks; recently received or high interest dvds circulate for three days.

Overdue Items and Reminder Notices

Students and staff will receive loan notices for items due via their TC3 email. We do not have overdue fines for regular books, however, you will be placed on the Library Stoplist. An invoice will follow soon after, which will include a nonrefundable $15.00 processing fee, per item. Please contact if you would like to pay for a lost item.

TC3 Library Stoplist

You will be placed on the TC3 Library Stoplist for overdue items. The Stoplist blocks you from borrowing items in the Baker Commons and receiving your TC3 transcript and diploma. Once you are placed on the Stoplist, it can take up to forty-eight hours to be cleared after your items have been returned. Please contact if you have questions.

Books can be returned to the library directly, to TC3 extension centers in Cortland or Ithaca, or mailed to: Tompkins Cortland Community College Library, 170 North St, P.O. Box 139, Dryden, NY 13053, Attn: Lucy Yang.

You can also return library materials in the Library's drop slot. It can be used anytime the main TC3 building is open, even if the library itself is closed. The drop slot is located on the second floor, across from Room 250, near the red elevator. Please contact the Office of Public Safety at 607-844-6511 for specific building hours.


Magazines, journals, and newspapers must be used in the library.

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