Books and More

JTCC Library’s book collection contains nearly 50,000 volumes, all of which can be searched using LINC, the classic online library catalog, or QuickSearch. LINC indexes the books, DVDs, e-books and audiobooks on both campuses (and also in all VCCS libraries, not just John Tyler.) QuickSearch indexes everything in LINC, plus access to some of the most popular article databases provided by JTCC and the VCCS.

Books and DVDs can be requested from either campus through the classic catalog or QuickSearch. Transferring titles between campuses generally takes 1-2 business days. Request titles online anytime, or ask any library staffer for assistance.

LINC and QuickSearch include links to e-books and popular audiobooks, as well as the College’s collection of videos and DVDs.

E-books are accessible both on and off campus.

  • Safari and PsychNet: Off campus, use your myTyler login.
  • eBooks from EBSCO: EBSCO now provides eBooks, accessible off-campus with your myTyler login and a free EBSCO account. Help and FAQs available. Adobe Digital Editions (free download) is needed to checkout and download books.

Audiobooks are available online through our subscription with Overdrive. Books can be instantly downloaded to your computer, to a mobile device, smartphone, or burned to a CD. Use your myTyler login to check out titles. Titles cannot be downloaded to JTCC computers.

DVDs and streaming videos run the gamut from history to art, from classics to popular movies. All of these materials are indexed in QuickSearch and the library catalog. In QuickSearch, use the option for “SHOW ME: MULTIMEDIA” and in the classic catalog, use the search term, “videorecording.”  Access to streaming videos is available from the Films on Demand database. 

Article Collections

The JTCC Library, the VCCS, and the Virtual Library of Virginia (VIVA) work together to bring access to millions of articles through subscription databases. These collections range from general subjects to discipline specific, giving many options to both faculty and students. Many articles are available in full-text and allow for linking within your BlackBoard courses for easy dissemination.

Found an article without full-text access? Request it via ILL.

To find a listing of the most popular databases for John Tyler students, visit our databases page. For a complete listing of the online database and resources available to Tyler students, faculty, and staff, see the full list.