The Tyler Libraries will be offering semester-long loans for technology devices. The libraries offer the following devices for loan:
Some devices may have different due dates based on criteria set by the owning department/instructor. Availability of devices, and class schedule. Placing a request does not guarantee a loan for the requested device(s). The Tyler Libraries will honor all requests within the technology/device capabilities and supply.
If requested during the business week, you will receive a reply from the Tyler Libraries within 48 hours. The reply will contain information on device loans and availability of the requested device(s). Pick-up of devices will take place at the Midlothian campus security area in the Administration building and the Chester campus library. Students will need to make an appointment for pick-up during scheduled hours. Questions about technology loans should be sent to email@example.com. Please use the button below or the following form to place a request for library technology. Please return laptops and devices to designated return areas in the libraries or at campus security. Do not place devices in outside bookdrops.
Both campus locations provide computers, printers, and Wi-Fi for public and student use. Currently limited to students-only during the pandemic.
Laptops and tablets are available for checkout at both campus libraries.
The following policies apply to Chromebooks.
Both Libraries have graphing and scientific calculators available for checkout.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, printing will be at no cost. The Libraries have suspended the Pharos Print system at this time. Please see library staff for instructions on how to print.
The library provides access to laser printers from each computer. Each library also has a public copy machine. The college has a low-cost pay-to-print system.
Community members must see library staff to set up guest printing account.
Why do I have to pay for printing?
I don’t want to pay to print - what are my alternatives?
How much does it cost to print?
Where can I print on campus?
Do I have to pay for copies I don’t want or don’t like?
How can I save money while using the printers?
How do I add funds to my Pharos account?
I’m a student, but I don’t have a student ID. Can I still print?
I only have cash. Can I still print?
Can I add value with a credit or debit card?
I can’t remember my Pharos username/password. What can I do?
What file types are accepted?
Are there any restrictions on file names?
Is there a limit on file size?
My document failed to print. How do I re-release it or get a refund?
Can I print on my own paper or on legal paper?
For more questions and instructions for printing, please see the Technical Services Research Guide for more information.
The Tyler Library installs software to library computers as requested by JTCC faculty members. The following software is available at the campus libraries.
Tyler offers all students the opportunity to access Kurzweil 3000, an educational technology that provides reading assistance, comprehension support, and support for improving writing and test-taking skills.
What does Kurzweil do?
Assists users in reading volumes of text including a variety of text-analyzing tools such as—
Utilizes a talking calculator that will read-aloud basic math as well as the ability to close the software and resume reading exactly on the page a user/student finished on upon re-opening the software.
Offers many dictionaries with one-click access to American Heritage dictionaries, picture dictionaries, and a talking dictionary.
Provides a variety of note tools including sticky and voice notes as well as bookmark tools.
Allows users to translate words and/or full passages in up to 70+ different languages.
Provides users with a writing path that supports writing from beginning to end, a space for mapping ideas with brainstorms and graphic organizers, and the tools to create writing template outlines.
Similar to the capabilities of many phones and other typing devices, Kurzweil 3000 is also equipped with word prediction, as well as spell-checking and speech-to-text tools.
Kurzweil 3000 can create a test/assignment using a Test-Prep toolbar and also lock features of the software to allow for a more realistic examination environment. Users/Students can create assignments, essays, multiple choice, short answer, and even true/false testable questions.