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Mae Hilty Memorial Library: Home


photo of Mae Fivecoat Hilty, for whom the library is named

The Mae Hilty Memorial Library was founded in 1953 by the Ladies Auxiliary of the Texas Chiropractic Association. It was named to honor Mae Fivecoat Hilty, a chiropractor’s wife who gave her life saving a nephew from drowning. With Mae Hilty as an inspiration, the library continued to grow and, in 1982, moved to its current location in TCC’s Learning Resource Center.


The TCC library exists to support the scholarship of students and faculty and to assist in providing information to the chiropractic community at large. Toward this aim, the library offers a variety of services to its patrons and collects books, journals, and audiovisual materials in the disciplines of chiropractic, basic science, medicine, and clinical techniques. The Library also provides facilities for group and individual study, computer use, and copying.

About TCC Technology


The academic heart of Texas Chiropractic College is the Mae Hilty Memorial Library. Located on the first floor of the Learning Resource Center, the library offers students—as well as the chiropractic community at large—a wealth of learning resources to augment and support the TCC curriculum.

New books available for checkout

Case Studies in Movement Disorders

A Parkinson's Primer

Design That Cares

100 Cases in Clinical Medicine

Management of Neck Pain Disorders

Orthopedics Quick Review

Your Body's Brilliant Design

Natural Labor and Birth

Evidence Based Physical Therapy

Williams' Essentials of Nutrition and Diet Therapy

Dry Needling for Manual Therapists

Osteopathic and Chiropractic Manipulation Techniques for Manual Therapists

Stahl's Illustrated Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias

Your Brain on Plants

Communication Skills for the Health Care Professional

Soap for Family Medicine

Educating Physical Therapists

ACSM's Nutrition for Exercise Science

Sports and Exercise Nutrition

General Anatomy
(Note: Board review Q&A)

Assessing Competence in Medicine and Other Health Professions

Legal and Ethical Issues for Health Professionals

Re-Connect Your Dots


Clinical Neurology Made Easy

Clinical Microbiology Made Ridiculously Simple

Never Enough

Collaborating for Health

Research News

photo of a man receiving therapy for a torn rotator cuff

A Clinical Practice Guideline from the British Medical Journal and The Magic Group  recommends that decompression surgery not be offered for subacromial pain syndrome (also called rotator cuff disease), because the risks appear to outweigh the benefits.                                                                                                                        Image source  (public domain)

How to be a student

students texting while listering to a lectureAre you concerned about your course grades?   Research shows that if you put away your phone or any other device being used for non-academic purposes during your lectures, your final exam grade could be 5 points higher than if your attention is distracted.
News release (2 minute read):
  Checking phones in lectures can cost students half a grade in exams
Research article (20 minute read):  Dividing attention in the classroom reduces exam performance
Image source (CC-BY NC SA)

Contact Us

Main Desk: (281) 998-6049
Reference: (281) 998-6052
E-services: (281) 998-6054
Director: (281) 998-6095

Staff Directory

Library Hours

Sunday:       Noon - 8.00 PM
Mon-Thur:   7.00 AM - midnight
Friday:         7.00  AM - 4.00 PM
Saturday:    Closed
  * See Calendar for changes *

Special library display

photo of artist's model with hand pressed to back 





Image source (CC-BY NC ND)


Is there a book or DVD you would like to see in the library's collection?  Just send us an email with the title and any other information you have.  Or use the Suggestion Box on the library's front desk for any suggestions or comments.